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2018 First Gen Week

October 29, 2018 – November 2, 2018


Currently no upcoming scheduled events. Check back soon.


First Generation Symposium

Dialogue on promoting the success of first-generation students

November 7, 2018  |  10:00am to 4:00pm  |  LEARN MORE



  • Feb 27

    1st Gen Engin Experiential Funding Workshop

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Basement


  • Apr 29

    First-Generation Student Graduation Ceremony

    Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Michigan League, Ballroom


Past Events

Are you first? Symposium

First-gen students and their allies recently sponsored an Are You First? Symposium, featuring several sessions, panel discussions and speakers to raise awareness, provide networking opportunities and ensure student success.

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  • First-gen students navigate University’s financial aid system

    Liat Weinstein 01/13/2019 The Michigan Daily

    Many first-generation students at the University of Michigan say they find the financial aid process difficult to navigate, despite the resources available at U-M.

  • First-generation panelists build support network for unique challenges

    Liat Weinstein 10/30/2018 The Michigan Daily

    First-generation student panelists convened Tuesday morning for a discussion about the invaluable role of mentorship in transitioning to life at the University of Michigan. The panel, hosted by the Office of New Student Programs, took place during First Gen Week as part of a series that spotlights the unique experiences of first

  • University hosts freshmen in first annual First Gen Week event

    Alyssa McMurtry 10/29/2018 The Michigan Daily

    First Year Experience, a division of the University of Michigan’s Office of Student Life, hosted “First Gen? First Year? Questions and Community” Monday, an event intended to help first-generation students navigate their freshman years, in Couzens Multipurpose Room.

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