Pennsylvania State University's First-Generation College Celebration
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
2020 marks the first year that Penn State University will celebrate National First-Generation Day! Our celebration will be held virtually. We will celebrate virtually from Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 8, and all events will be open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Penn State's National First-Generation Day celebration will be led by the Student Success Center. We will begin the week by highlighting stories of outstanding first-generation students and the challenges they have overcome on Penn State's news and social media channels. Toward the end of the week, we will have a First-generation Panel that includes students, staff, and faculty sharing their experiences as first-generation students and discussing how we can best support this population at Penn State. We will end our celebration by having a virtual trivia party that will be hosted by the First-Gen Advocates student organization at Penn State. Building on Penn State's tradition as a land-grant institution, Penn State is proud to celebrate National First-Generation Day!
Be sure to use #WeAreFirstGen across your social media channels to show your support for this celebration!