Monmouth University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

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2020 First-Generation College Celebration

In 2020, as a new First-gen Forward Institution, Monmouth University and First to Fly: First Generation at Monmouth join the First-Generation College Celebration with a series of virtual events that highlight the campus-wide first-gen community of support. Featured events include a virtual first-gen student networking workshop, a virtual first-gen college success panel discussion, and an Instagram first-gen celebration profile series.

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

First to Fly: First Generation at Monmouth will host an entire week of first-generation student success events designed to highlight first-generation students, faculty, staff and administrator accomplishments along with educational events to continue to raise awareness of critical issues related to first generation student identity and promote campus-wide student support partnerships.

2018 First-Generation College Celebration

In 2018, through a campus initatives called First to Fly: First Generation at Monmouth, the plan is to launch the campus-wide first-generation student mentoring program along with a student/staff panel discussion celebrating the successes of first-generation members of the campus community. Additionally, on November 8th, 2018 there will be a tabling event raising awareness about and celebrating first-generation students in the student center.


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2017 First-Generation College Celebration

In 2017 Monmouth University established a dedicated position to lead campus-wide first-generation initiatives. Also, Monmouth co-sponsored and sent six students to the 6th Annual First Generation College Student Summit hosted by Mount Holyoke College.

For the latest updates on this celebration, follow @monmouthuniversity and @firsttoflymonmouth on Instagram and @monmouthu and @FirsttoflyMU on Twitter and use #hawkfamily and #firsttoflymu to show your support!