Syracuse University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8


2021 First-Generation College Celebration

At Syracuse University, we are hosting an event for first-generation college students to mix and mingle with fellow first-generation students, share stories and advice, participate in fun activities, and enjoy light refreshments. The event is co-sponsored by the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Intercultural Collective (Disability Cultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, and Office of Multicultural Affairs), Kessler Presidential Scholars Program, New Student and Family Programs, Posse Leadership Program, and Student Support Services (SSS).

2017 First-Generation College Celebration

In 2017, Syracuse University’s Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs (currently known as Office of New Students and Family Programs) participated in the first National First-Generation College Celebration. All faculty, staff and students identifying as first-generation college students were invited to sign a banner and pick up “Proud to be First” stickers in the student center. First-generation faculty and staff members were also encouraged to share their contact information to receive updates on first-generation programming on campus.


For the latest updates on this celebration, follow @su_nsfp on Instagram, use #CuseFirst and #KesslerScholars, and visit their website to show your support!