First-GEN College Celebration   

Why Celebrate on November 8?
November 8 is recognized as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Additional information about why November 8th was selected is available at Why Celebrate on November 8.

Interested in having your event/program highlighted on the schedule?
If your department or college would like to host a session/workshop or if you are already highlighting first-gen college students or first-gen faculty and staff during the First-Gen College Celebration Day, please email Brenda Diaz at our Student Success Office at  

First-Gen Forward Advisory Institution

FirstGen Celebration