University of Central Florida's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8


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2021 First-Generation College Celebration

This year, the University of Central Florida (UCF) scaled their efforts to be a multi-campus and campus-wide First-Generation Awareness Week Celebration. Colleges, departments, units, and offices were invited to celebrate the experiences of first-generation students, faculty, and staff at the 3rd Annual First-Generation Awareness Celebration Week.

Day 1: Tri-Alpha Induction Ceremony (Student, Faculty, and Staff)

Day 2: I am UCF: Resource Fair with Games, Door Prizes, and Giveaways

Day 3: Virtual Event: First-generation Career Panel and First-generation Faculty Panel

Day 4: First-Generation Peer Mentor and RSO Spin 2 Win (Book Giveaway, T-shirts, other giveaways)

(Note: Federal TRIO Program Director and staff serve as co-advisor and partner in Annual First-Gen Celebrations)

Learn more about UCF’s 2021 Annual First-generation Awareness Week Celebration at [email protected].

2020 First-Generation College Celebration

The University of Central Florida (UCF) will continue the tradition of a week-long celebration of the presence and experiences of first-generation students, faculty, and staff. This year’s virtual celebration will occur on November 8-13, 2020. This year’s schedule of events includes engagement opportunities across the UCF campus community. For more information on how to participate in this year’s celebration, please visit our website here.

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

The University of Central Florida's Knights First Generation Program will celebrate the presence and experiences of first-generation students, faculty and staff during the university's inaugural First Generation Awareness Week from Nov. 4-8.

At the University of Central Florida, one in every four undergraduate students identify as first-generation. The entire campus community is invited to help celebrate first-generation experiences throughout this week and the entire academic year.

Some activities include a First-Generation Student Resource Expo, Career & Employer Panel, and a university-wide Open House. The aim of First Generation Awareness Week is to increase awareness around serving first-generation students and to connect first-generation students with university resources, faculty, staff, and administrators.

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For the latest updates on this celebration, follow the UCF First Gen Knights on Twitter and Instagram and visit their website to show your support!