California State University, Sacramento's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2020 First-Generation College Celebration

Sacramento State will celebrate its third annual First-Generation College Celebration Week virtually from Monday, November 2 through Thursday, November 6, 2020. The Higher Education Act of 1965 paved the way for low-income and first generation college students to attain college degrees. Join us as we celebrate this special day!

Review our event schedule to learn how we plan on amplifying the experiences of first-generation students on our campus:

Monday, November 2

11:00am – Working With First-Gen Students

2:00pm – Becoming A First-Gen Educator 

Wednesday, November 4

11:00am – How To Communicate With Faculty

1:00pm – Becoming First Speaker Series

2:00pm – First-gen Voter Debrief

Thursday, November 5:

10:00am – Who Are First-Gen Students?

Friday, November 6:

11:00am – Skills and Mindset for the Workforce 

2:00pm – Financial Wellness 101

We encourage participants to join us virtually, using #firstbutnotalone and #CelebrateFirstGenSacState across social media leading up to and throughout the event.


2019 First-Generation College Celebration

Sac State's First Gen Institute "First, But Not Alone" lunch welcomes Alumna and Council woman Stephanie Nguyen.

"First, But Not Alone" showcases powerful narratives of students, staff, faculty and administrators' success and challenges from the past, present and future in the context of their identity as first-generation students to first-generation professionals. The compilation of personal stories serves as a reminder of the shared experiences and tapestry of the Hornet Family. Click here to read stories of the University President, faculty, staff and students.


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2018 First-Generation College Celebration

California State University, Sacramento encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to participate broadly in activities across our campus in honor of the nationwide celebration “Celebrating Being First” First-Generation College Celebration on November 8, 2018.

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Highlights of the event:




  • 9:00am - 3:00pm (First-generation Student Resource Fair featuring Student Support Services)
  • 10:00am - 11:00am (First-gen & Fruit Breakfast Reception)
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm (Employee & Student Photo Booth)
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm (First-generatyion Student & Faculty Brown Bag Lunch)
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm (First-generation Graduate Student Mixer)
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (First-generation Culminating Reception)

*Note: Our First-generation Student Resource Fair featuring Student Support Services will occur from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Lassen Hall.

Our inaugural celebration is proudly sponsored by Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs (SASEEP), Career Center, First Generation Institute, Peer and Academic Resource Center, Full Circle Project, Faculty Student Mentor Program, and the Educational Opportunity Program.

For more information, please contact Student Academic Success & Educational Equity Programs at 916-278-6183 or the Career Center at 916-278-6231. Individuals unable to join the on campus event can celebrate by using the hashtag #CelebrateFirstGenSacState.

For the latest updates on this celebration, follow @Sacstate_firstgen on Instagram and @sacstatefgi on Facebook. Use #firstbutnotalone and #CelebrateFirstGenSacState to show your support!