Texas A&M University's First-Generation College Celebration
2021 First-Generation College Celebration
In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration day (November 8), Texas A&M University is celebrating the determined spirit of students, faculty, and staff who were the first in their families to earn a four-year degree. First-generation students are broadly defined as those whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree or students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) may have completed a degree non-traditionally later in life or obtained a degree internationally. About 24% of the undergraduate population at Texas A&M University identify as being first-generation students.
With support from the Office for Student Success’ Routh First-Generation Center, the Office of the President, and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, among others, the weeklong celebration will showcase all walks of life being lived by students and faculty/staff. Each day of the week has a theme that will feature mini-profiles, from students to employees, along with events around the university.
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
Texas A&M University's 2020 First-Generation College Celebration will include a number of activities for faculty and staff to show their first-generation pride and support including virtual backgrounds, thank you letters, and video messages. This year's celebration will also feature a number of virtual events with recent graduates, faculty, and staff at multiple campus sites. For more information, visit our event page here.
While this is Texas A&M's third year hosting a First-Generation College Celebration, this will be the first time that the newly established Routh First-Generation Center will lead this effort. Previous celebrations were led by faculty and staff in student affairs and academic affairs.