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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



  • Dec 12

    End of the Term Lunch, Recharge & Study Space

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm Center for the Education of Women,


  • Feb 6

    First Gen Winter Community Dinner

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Palmer Commons, Great Lakes


  • 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-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.

  • U-M to Host First-Generation Student Week, Symposium

    Mike Morland 10/24/2018

    The University of Michigan’s First-Generation initiative will host a week-long series of events in support of first-generation college student success, beginning October 29-November 2.

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