Celebrate students' achievements at First-Generation Student Day

TRIO and Retention Services are collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to present the inaugural First-Generation Student Day Wednesday, Nov. 8. This is part of a nationwide college campaign to celebrate the achievements of first-generation students. 

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange and includes:  First-Gen faculty/staff panel, First-Gen student/alumni panel, #CelebrateFirstGen Campaign, DACA session, and Badger Promise. A photo booth, games and resources will be provided.

This event will also coincide with the unveiling of a First-Generation Campus Club which will serve as a support group and campus community base for all those who wish to support and advance first-generation students.

We ask first-generation staff, faculty or administrators who would like to share their story to please contact TRiO Student Support Services Director Janine Wilson or TRiO Student Support Services Manager Jeff Galligan.

Contributors to this event include: Student Development and Success, SCMP, TOPS, Intercultural Exchange, Scholars of Promise, TRiO and Retention Services.

Published October 20, 2017. Updated January 19, 2018.