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First-Generation College Student Celebration

First Gen Graphic with Ayres Sunshine


November 8, 2018

The Division of Academic Success and Transitions and Multicultural Student Life are hosting a number of events throughout the day to celebrate our first-generation students, faculty, and staff on campus. On this day, colleges and universities across the country recognize first-generation students as trailblazers, applaud their efforts and offer support for their continued success.

We will have free food/beverages throughout the day as well as stickers and opportunities for students to connect with other first-generation folks on campus.


Schedule of Events:

7:40AM-9:40AM Hot Chocolate Bar

Location: Ped Walkway

10AM-12PM Open House

Location: 3rd Floor Greve Hall
Hosted by: Student Support Services – Educational Advancement Program

12PM-2PM Paint the Rock & Pizza

Location: The Rock

Meet up for lunch with other first-generation students, faculty and staff. Add your signature alongside other proud first-generation students. Group photo at 12:45PM.

3PM-4:30PM Open House & Cupcakes

Location: Frieson Black Cultural Center

Connect with the first-gen community and add to our gratitude banner thanking those who support your college experience.

All events are free and open to all students, faculty and staff at UT.

Let us know you are coming!


Use #celebratefirstgen to share photos from the celebration and your first-gen story!