George Mason University's First-Generation College Celebration
2021 First-Generation College Celebration
George Mason University will celebrate First-Gen Week from November 8th - November 15th. The First-Gen+ Center and campus partners at Mason have created events to celebrate, center, and empower their first-generation Patriots! A few of their events and initiatives include a game night, financial literacy workshop, discussions with first-gen professionals, and building connections with companies through the School of Business Career Services. They will also highlight the undocumented student experience through a showing of Immigration Monologues. Their Rock Painting Project will raise awareness and show support to their refugee and undocumented student communities. They will conclude the week with a collaborative book talk and faculty conversation with University of San Diego about supporting and engaging first-gen students. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to all events as they amplify the narratives and experiences of their students through open dialogues, community building, and meaningful engagement.
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
In 2020, George Mason University celebrated with panels discussing post-graduate life for first-gen students and the intersections of the first-gen identity. In collaboration with the student organization, F1rst Gen @ Mason, students discussed the first-gen experience and how the community could support them throughout their academic journey. There was also a chance for some fun with Wheel of First-Gen game night. Additionally, they built community and identity pride through their First-Gen T-Shirt Giveaway.