- Sep 1Friday, September 1, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm Michigan League, Ballroom
DetailsFirst Generation Students (FGS) are students who are the first in their families to go to college for a bachelor's degree. FGS are trailblazers within their communities and at University of Michigan. Come meet other staff, students, and faculty who are also trailblazers at UofM. This event is free and open to all incoming and transfer first-generation students and their parents to meet and greet faculty, staff, and students across the university.
It is highly encouraged to complete the RSVP form included below by August 23, 2017. Though it is not required for attending the Open House, we use this form to assist with design and accommodations at the event. Light snacks will be provided. There is no dress code for this event.
Are you first? Symposium
In April 2016, first-gen students and their allies at U-M sponsored an Are You First? Symposium to help lower the barriers first gens may encounter without a family roadmap for the college experience. It featured several sessions, panel discussions and speakers to raise awareness about first-gen students on campus, provide networking opportunities and ensure success among first-gen students at U-M.
First-Generation Celebration Dinner
Every fall and spring semester the First-Generation College Students@Michigan student group hosts a First Gen Dinner that brings first-generation students together to celebrate their successes and share ideas, experiences and resources with one another.