First Generation Events

In partnership with many units across campus, including: Division of Student Affairs, Office of Institutional Diversity, Academic Advising Services, the Graduate School, and others, the Division of Academic Enhancement hosts events for first-generation students throughout the semester.

Read below to see what events we have coming up!

First Generation Graduation Celebration

Join us for a celebration of UGA first-generation students in April.

National First-Generation College Day

Every year in November, the University of Georgia takes part in a national celebration of first-generation students. Keep an eye on this page for more information on this year’s National First-Generation College Day celebration.

First Generation Celebration Week - Week of November 2nd, 2020

National First Generation Student Day - November 8th, 2020

Upcoming Events

National First-Generation College Celebration Week

Wednesday, November 4th – 6:30 pm
First Gen Dawgs student group monthly meeting - First Gen Dawgs is an organization that will uplift and create community within the first-generation population on campus. 
Zoom Link for Meeting:

Wednesday, November 4th – 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion (CDI): Supporting First-Generation College Student Success- The research on first-generation college students, although inconsistent in the use of the term, presents a consistent narrative on the challenges this population faces. In this interactive educational session, attendees will explore first-generation college student identity, challenges this population faces, and ways to support first-generation college students in the collegiate environment. This course serves as an elective for the Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion.
Register @ the Professional Education Portal (PEP)

Thursday, November 5th – 12 noon -1:30 pm
Candid Conversations: First Gen in Graduate School
Are you a first-generation graduate student? Come network and reflect with us and hear from Graduate School Dean Ron Walcott on his journey as a first-generation student. 
Registration Link: 

Thursday, November 5th – 5:00 -6:30 pm
I’LL Go First – Hosted by CAPS Clinician Shannon Bowles
For first-generation college students to have a space to discuss the unique challenges that they face on a university campus that may not be experienced by their peers.
Register @ or use the following QR code