The entire campus community is invited to hear the stories and celebrate first generation students at the First Generation Celebration on November 7-8, hosted by the TRIO program in University College.

“This is an opportunity for campus to celebrate and recognize the value of first-generation college students,” said Director of University College Amelia Noel-Elkins.

The University community can register here. RSVPs are required to attend.

Text reads "the first! in 1,000 ways #mystoyrmylifemyjourneys 2019 1st generation celebration The celebration will start with a 1st Generation Gala kick-off at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at the Hancock Stadium Club. National First Generation Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, November 8, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center, with a forum featuring various speakers who identify as first generation, breakout sessions, and discussions.

“This year’s events will celebrate current first generation students, as well as offer students a view of the future by introducing them to first-generation graduates who are now accomplished professionals,” said Coordinator of TRIO in University College Shatoya Black.

Food will be provided at both events. Space is limited. RSVP here.

For additional information, contact the TRIO staff at (309) 438-2099.