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First-Generation College Student Celebration

November 4-8, 2019

The Division of Academic Success and Transitions and Multicultural Student Life are hosting a number of events throughout the week to celebrate our first-generation students, faculty, and staff on campus. On November 8, 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 week as well as giveaways and opportunities for students to connect with other first-generation folks on campus.

Schedule of Events:

  • Speaker: Dr. Laura Rendón
    MONDAY, NOV 4 @ 6PM
    “Intersectionality & the Role of Educators Working with a Multidimensional Student Culture”
    Location: Student Union, Room 180.
    Reception Immediately Following – RSVP HERE
  • Talk about it Tuesday
    TUESDAY, NOV 5
    Location: Social Media…Get InVOLved to help us #CelebrateFirstGen and tag us with your first-gen stories and moments! Be sure to include #CelebrateFirstGen so we can all celebrate with you!
  • Paint the Rock & Pizza

    WEDNESDAY, NOV 6
    12PM-2PM

    Location: The Rock
    Meet up for lunch with other first-generation students, faculty and staff. Add your signature alongside other proud first-generation students.

    Wear your First-Gen tshirt for one of the group photos at 12:30PM and 1:30PM.

  • Thankful Thursday & Hot Cocoa

    THURSDAY, NOV 7

    7:40AM-9:40AM

    Location: Ped Walkway (near Hodges and HSS)  & Ag Campus (corner of Joe Johnson and Chapman Dr.)

    Stop by for a cup of hot cocoa and write a thank you postcard to someone who has helped you along your way.

  • Frieson Friday – First-Gen Style

    FRIDAY, NOV 8

    11:30AM-1:30PM

    Location: Frieson Black Cultural Center Take a break and join us for a cookout with the UT first-generation community.