Celebrate First-Generation Student Week, Nov. 2-6

National First-Generation College Student Celebration is Nov. 8. To celebrate, the Center of Engagement and Inclusion will host a series of events the week of Nov. 2-6 to honor faculty, staff and students who identify as the first person in their families to attend college. 

Events include: 

Career Services’ First Gen Connect Event | Wednesday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
First-generation students are invited to attend this evening of storytelling and conversation with fellow first-gen faculty, staff, alumni and employers. Attendees will hear and share stories of the successes and challenges as members of the first-gen Marquette community.

Students will learn to connect their degree to the world of work by meeting employers committed to hiring diverse talent. All students — first-year through graduate and from all majors — are encouraged to attend.

Register to attend via Handshake.

Paint Night | Friday, Nov. 6, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sponsored by Late Night Marquette in partnership with the I’m F1RST student organization.  
Sign up here.

First-gen juniors and seniors: Contribute to the first-gen zine project 
The CEI is seeking current juniors and seniors passionate about sharing their experiences as a first-generation student. These students will compile personal essays that will be released in the spring. Selected students will be compensated. 

Complete the interest form by Friday, Nov. 13. 

Care packages for current first-generation students
First-gen students can stop by the AMU on to pick up a care package on the following days/times:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

A registration link will be sent to first-gen students via email.

View all events and more information. Contact cei@marquette.edu with questions.

First Gen Week campus partners include The Brew, Career Services Center, Counseling Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Educational Opportunity Program, Office of Engagement and Inclusion, I’m F1RST, Information Technology Services and PNC Bank, Office of International Education, MUSG, Ott Writing Center, Spirit Shop, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Student Educational Services and Student Wellness Center.

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FASFA registration 
The FAFSA application for 2021-22 is now available. View Marquette’s federal code here. For step-by-step instructions about filing your FAFSA, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid’s website. 

Serve as an ally and resource for current first-gen students; faculty and staff invited join the ‘Faculty/staff First-generation Student Network’