The University of California's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2020 First-Generation College Celebration

Join your peers from across the nation for a virtual symposium on first-generation college students. This occasion celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 1965 and is inspired by this year's National First-Generation Celebration Day on November 8.

We will explore four themes related to the first-gen experience, including:

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander students
  • The first-generation population in graduate schools
  • Practices for supporting first-generation students' career readiness
  • The evolution of higher education in times of unpredictable challenge and opportunity

We welcome participants from divisions with oversight of programs that address the retention, graduation, and time-to-degree of first-gen students. This includes areas such as student affairs, undergraduate and graduate education, and equity and inclusion.

Register Here

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