Northern Arizona University's First-Generation College Celebration
2021 First-Generation College Celebration
Monday, November 8th (National Celebration Day) Time: 11am-2pm Location: University Union
Stop by the University Union in celebration of the National First-Generation College Celebration Day! The Office of First-Generation Programs will host a vendor booth where first-generation students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to stop by to pick-up swag and celebrate their first-generation identity. Posts on social media sharing your first-gen story highlighting students, faculty, and staff.
Tuesday, November 9th Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: First-Generation Programs – Student Support Services office located in Sechrist Hall
Telling Your First-Generation Story with TRIO Student Support Services: Students are invited to the First-Generation Programs – Student Support Services office for a workshop on how to tell your first-generation student story. Workshop will be led by a first-generation faculty member.
Wednesday, November 10th Time: 6pm-7:30pm Location: Hybrid event: Cline Library or online
Tri-Alpha Honor Society Induction Ceremony: Join us at the Tri-Alpha Honor Society Induction Ceremony as we honor our new Fall 2021 members. Tri-Alpha Honor Society promotes academic excellence and provides opportunities for growth, leadership development, and community service for first-generation college students, faculty, staff, and alumni of NAU.
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.
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.