Celebrate First-Generation Week on campus, Nov. 7-11

National First-Generation College Celebration Week occurs every year around Nov. 8 to acknowledge and elevate first-generation college students and alumni identities and contributions.

The Educational Opportunity Program, Center for Engagement and Inclusion and Career Services will host a variety of events on campus to celebrate first-generation students:

  • EOP Open House
    • Monday, Nov. 7 | 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and third floors of Coughlin Hall
    • Check out the space and what EOP has to offer
  • First-Gen Alumni Panel
    • Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Coughlin Hall 357AB
    • Enjoy lunch and learn about alumni experiences as a first-gen student and how they persevered in achieving a higher education
  • First Gen Connect
    • Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in AMU Lunda Room
    • Hear valuable stories from and connect with professionals who were once first-gen students
  • Mixer/Social Networking, co-sponsored by Marquette’s Black Alumni Association and Hispanic Alumni Association
    • Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Haggerty Museum of Art Atrium
    • Meet first-generation students, staff, faculty and community advocates
  • First-Gen Friday
    • Friday, Nov. 11 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in AMU 137
    • Visit the CLSI for a closing celebration of First-Gen Week

For more information, contact Elizabeth Saffold, administrative assistant in the Educational Opportunity Program, or Lester Harris, graduate assistant in the Office of Student Development.