University of Georgia's First-Generation College Celebration
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
The University of Georgia (UGA) is celebrating its first-generation college students November 2-8, 2020. Events will include a discussion for first-generation graduate and professional students and a meeting for our First Gen Dawgs, our student-led organization that creates community for first-generation students on UGA’s campus. Additionally, we will host an I’ll Go First series, where first-generation college students have a space to discuss the unique challenges that they face on a university campus that may not be experienced by their peers. These trailblazing students will have the opportunity to connect with resources and support available to them from the University from matriculation to graduation.
2019 First-Generation College Celebration
UGA will celebrate #FirstGenDawgs with an event on November 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the atrium of the Tate Student Center. This event will feature a discussion for first-generation graduate and professional students and a celebration of all first-generation UGA students.
2018 First-Generation College Celebration
The University of Georgia First-Generation College Celebration was from November 6-8 to bringing faculty, staff and students together in unity as both first-gen student, staff, and faculty as well as first-gen advocates across campus.
Events included a workshop for faculty and staff on “The First-Generation College Student: Inclusion, Empowerment and Academic Success,” a Chat with First-Gen Scholars in graduate school, and National First-Generation College Celebration Day November 8. See the full schedule.