Stephen F. Austin State University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2022 First-Generation College Celebration

Stephen F. Austin Sate University (SFA) is excited to host the second annual university-wide First-Generation Celebration on Tuesday, November 8th from 2-4PM. We will be recognizing National First-Generation Day with cake, punch, and t-shirts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a resource fair with departments and organizations. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators will learn more about the findings from the Frist-Generation Needs Assessment conducted on campus last spring by the Student Success Center and the School of Social Work.

2021 First-Generation College Celebration

SFA plans to host a First-Generation Celebration on Monday, November 8th from 11-12PM recognizing National First-Generation Day! Students have the opportunity to receive a first-gen t-shirt and stop by the Resources Tables to visit with departments and resources. We have partnered with the Veteran's Resource Center, Lumberjack Express Food truck for first-gen students to receive a free chai drink for #WellnessWednesday, Chi Alpha Student Ministry, and the First-Generation Student Organization.

Through the Office of Multicultural Affairs, first-generation students have the opportunity to send letters to their families back home and let them know how they are doing at college. All week long we will have a sticky note wall that students can participate in to say why they are #ProudtobeFirst-Gen!

For the latest updates on this celebration, visit our website, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and use #FirstgenLumberjack, #FirstGenProud, #SFAFirstGen, and #GoFirstGoStrong to show your support!