Erica Mosca, who founded the nonprofit Leaders in Training to mentor first-generation and low-income students through high school and college.

Welcome

First to go to college is an honor held by many UNLV students, faculty, staff, and leaders at UNLV. We celebrate our first-generation family as they are an important part of the very fabric that is UNLV!

First-generation faculty and students face many of the same challenges including being unfamiliar with the new environment, difficulty accessing resources, and making networking connections for collaborative opportunities. The Intersection helps new faculty and students acclimate to our campus.

Events

  • Join Nayelli Lopez Rico, Undocumented Student Program Resource Coordinator, Professor Michael Kagan, Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, and Assistant Professor and author of Socially Undocumented, Dr. Amy Reed-Sandoval...

  • Grab your favorite morning beverage and pastry, and join us for this three-part monthly engagement series that will focus on what it means to be a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) for UNLV faculty and staff. Facilitators...

  • Calling ALL UNLV colleges, departments, and offices to join us in recognizing our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Once again, this year's celebration will be campuswide! How To Join In The Fun: Block off Nov...

  • The UNLV collegiate family is invited to attend the 2021 kick-off celebration in honor of our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Please join us for a morning of fun, excitement, games, and celebration. The kick-...

  • What does being a first generation college student mean to you? In celebration of First Generation Week students and student organizations are invited to paint a window of the Student Union with a visual representation of...

  • This interactive event allows attendees to learn about the history, programs, and services offered by the Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach (CAEO).

  • The Intersection is pleased to host the 2021 First Gen Celebration Breakfast. This breakfast, made possible with funding from Diversity Initiatives and Student Affairs, will provide an exciting opportunity to connect with...

  • Interested in exploring your first-gen student identity? Join the Academic Success Center and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for First-Gen Connect! Through interaction with the museum's exhibits and workshops, you will...

  • Come join us at the Graduate College for our First-Gen Mixer and Panel. You will have the opportunity to meet other first-gen undergraduate students, graduate students, and first-gen faculty and get to know the first-gen...

  • Come join us for an informational workshop all about graduate school. We will talk about what graduate school is, graduate degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources...

  • The MSI Student Council and The Intersection are excited to announce the Second Annual First-Generation Student Essay Contest. The contest is part of the UNLV 2021 First-Generation Campus-wide Celebration...

  • The Fall 2021 Intersecting Connections (IC) series is designed to provide a monthly platform to discuss, engage, share and interact with members of the UNLV community on issues related to returning, coping, and thriving in...

  • Come join us for an informational workshop all about graduate school. We will talk about what graduate school is, graduate degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources...

First-Gen-Connect

First-Gen Connect is a free conference for first-generation college students and their parents or guardians.

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News

woman writing a note
Sep. 14, 2021
Students in the Las Vegas Scholars Program find support, sense of belonging and success on campus
Lexie Ignacio
Jul. 15, 2021
First-generation entertainment engineering and design major embraces the Las Vegas experience.
Kyle Catarata holding a folder
Jul. 15, 2021
Junior Kyle Catarata looks to create new opportunities for aspiring law students.
Simon in front of a row of books
Jul. 13, 2021
First-generation student Simon Lamsal traveled from Kathmandu, Nepal, to find his home as a UNLV student leader.
Portrait of James Cheng, the library data analyst for the UNLV Libraries
May. 10, 2021
The University Libraries data analyst is collecting data to improve services for students and faculty.
Mar. 24, 2021
Nontraditional student scholars benefit from re-entry scholarships.
A woman stands on the beach
Mar. 5, 2021
School of Medicine student Diane Han turns to the ER after an attentive doctor played a key role in her father's hour of need.
Portrait of Theresa Boucher is the 2020 Classified Employee of the Year recipient.
Jan. 27, 2021
Theresa Boucher, the top 2020 Classified Employee of the Year, keeps her dean's office running while mentoring first-gen students.
Students walking on campus on sunny day
Nov. 24, 2020
The 2020 CollegeNet Social Mobility Index places UNLV in the top 10% of universities nationwide.