The University of California's First-Generation College Celebration
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.