Northern Arizona University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2020 First-Generation College Celebration

The Office of First-Generation Programs will continue TRiO Tuesday, our First Jacks Give Back volunteer event (see below), and our partnership with the Office of Indigenous Student Success during our 2020 celebration. We will also launch several new events.

This year's celebration will include a Trivia Night on Monday to help students learn about university terminology and resources, a Tri-Alpha Honor Society launch session on Wednesday night, a watch party of Michelle Obama's Netflix documentary Becoming on Thursday night, and a highlight video on Sunday, November 8th. A complete schedule is included below.

Wednesday's Tri-Alpha launch will utilize our NAU Flex model so attendees (undergraduate, graduate, staff, faculty, and alumni) from our statewide campuses (Flagstaff-Mountain, Online, Yuma, and Phoenix-Biomedical) can attend virtually. We plan to have students submit videos in the First-Generation Pathways program within the Suitable app so our Marketing division can assemble a professional compilation video for Sunday's event.



2019 First-Generation College Celebration

The Office of First-Generation Programs at Northern Arizona University (NAU) will be hosting a week of events and activities during our first-ever First-Generation College Celebration Week from November 1 - November 8, 2019. Kicking off the week with a lunch to celebrate our #nau1stgen community on November 1.

Other events include a community service event, a 1st Gen Natives networking event, a TRIO Tuesday event and our second annual First-Generation College Celebration Day event at our University Union. First-Generation Programs staff will be highlighted on our social media and we will be sponsoring a student takeover of our university Snapchat account on November 8.

All first-gen students, staff, faculty, and first-gen advocates are invited to all of our events. We encourage everyone to come and share their #nau1stgen experience and learn why Northern Arizona University has been recognized as a First Forward Institution.

Click here to view the calendar of events.

NAU 2019 FGCC Week
2018 First-Generation College Celebration

The Office of First-Generation Programs is celebrating the #1stJack experience on NAU's campus at the University Union, Vendor Table B. There will be giveaways for first-generation college students, faculty, staff, and advocates. A Snapchat filter has been created for participants to capture their celebration.

All are invited to come and share their #1stJack experience with others and learn about the ways in which the Office of First-Generation Programs can support students through their academic journey! Click here to view the Office of First-Generation Programs webpage.

1stJacks_Nov8_Celebration - Danielle Donaldson


For the latest updates on this celebration, follow @nau1stgen on Instagram and Facebook and use #NAU1stGenProud to show your support!