UC San Diego's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2022 First-Generation College Celebration

On Monday, Triton Firsts at UC San Diego will host a panel of first-gen medical students from the UC San Diego School of Medicine discussing their first-gen journeys to medical school, including UC San Diego undergraduate alumni. On Tuesday, the First-Gen Student Alliance in collaboration with Triton Firsts will be celebrating on Library walk with first-gen swag give aways, photo booths, and more to get ready for an all-campus First-Gen Photo on Wednesday! All week, UC San Diego will be celebrating and highlighting first-gen students, staff, and faculty on Instagram.

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

On Friday, November 8, 2019 UC San Diego will host a screening of the documentary Unlikely, followed by a facilitated discussion from our Triton Firsts first-generation community. Then, the community will come together for a celebratory dinner.

Fall 2019 First Gen Day - Lindsay Romasanta

2018 First-Generation College Celebration

For the 2018 First-Generation College Celebration, UC San Diego is conducting several events to highlight the day. Student Affairs is hosting a campus wide signature event and photo opportunity. During the signature event a faculty member, a staff member, and an alum will be asked to participate in an inspirational fireside chat. The event will start with a poetry reading by a first-generation college student. Additionally, several departments will host micro events, such as a Grad Student Speed Friending Event for First-Gen Students, First-Gen Socials across the undergraduate colleges, and a First-Gen reception for engineering students.


FirstGen_CelebrationDay2018 - Lindsay Romasanta


2017 First-Generation College Celebration

UC San Diego hosted a faculty panel titled 'What Fueled me to be First.' There were 240 students in attendance and had the opportunity build community with their peers and faculty members.

For the latest updates on this celebration, please follow us on Instagram and use #FirstGenUCSD and #TritonFirsts to show your support!