Florida International University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2022 First-Generation College Celebration

FIU’s annual First-Generation College Celebration will take place Nov. 6-8, 2022, and will feature a commemorative brunch, workshops, giveaways, and more! Join the university as we recognize and honor the achievements of our students, staff, faculty and alumni who are among the first generation in their families to graduate from college. To view the full schedule of events and register to attend, please visit our website here

2021 First-Generation College Celebration

Join us November 7 through November 9 to recognize and celebrate our first-generation students! There will be free giveaways, workshops and more.

The events for our 2021 First-Generation Celebration are ready:

  • Sunday, November 7, 2021 – First Gen Kickoff Brunch!
  • Monday, November 8, 2021- First Gen Resource Fair and Workshops
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – First Gen Conversations (Virtual)
2020 First-Generation College Celebration

For a full list of our plans, please visit our website here.

This year, Florida International University (FIU) will have the following activities:

November 6, 2020
  • First Generation Drive-Thru (First Generation giveaways such as mask, hand sanizatiers, strickers , and cookies) - 10-11am
  • First Generation Virtual Resource Fair 12-1:30 3. MOVIE @ 6pm – Unlikely
November 8, 2020
  • President Rosenberg Letter to the FIU Community Commemoration our First Gen National Celebration
November 9, 2020
  • Career & Talent Development Workshops for First-Gen Students & Graduate School Preparation  - Consecutive Online workshops from 12-4:30 PM

November 10, 2020

New York Times Conversation on First-generation 12-1pm (Virtual - Zoom)

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

Complementing state-wide efforts, FIU hosts five federally funded TRIO programs to increase access, motivate and support first-generation students in their pursuit of a college degree.

IU is unapologetic about their approach to student success by pursuing evidence-based approaches and becoming a model for how to help first-generation students succeed. In fact, FIU is part of the inaugural cohort of First Forward designated colleges and universities in the country.

FIU congratulates those students who work hard every day in pursuit of the dream of being the first in their families to earn a college degree!

To celebrate, FIU is hosting a third national First-Generation College Celebration taking place on November 8 at the Graham Center at MMC and the Wolfe University Center at BBC. Beginning at Noon in the Graham Center Pit will showcase a video of first-generation students; hear from a panel of first-gen FIU alumni who will speak to their own challenges and successes; as well as a networking resource fair and include refreshments!


2018 First-Generation College Celebration

FIU will release a video, hosted a Student Panel and Luncheon, as well as offered a Resource Fair to both raise awareness and build a stronger sense of community!

For the latest updates on this celebration, visit our website and follow us on Instagram to show your support!