Oct. 14, 2022

The UNLV Graduate College is proud to participate in UNLV's 2022 first-generation celebration week. Below please find details about the Graduate College's activities.

First-Gen Graduate Student Toolkit: What You Need to Know in Your First Year
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 12-1 p.m.
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Graduate school may seem overwhelming at first – you are trying to navigate the differences from undergrad, get acclimated to your new program and your courses, and figure out who you can go to with questions. We are thrilled that you are here and are proud to support you in making the most of your graduate experience. Learn about the forms needed for your program and support services to help you thrive in your first year and beyond.

Trailblazing: A First-Gen Bash
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 3-6 p.m.
Lied Graduate Commons (LLB 2141)
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To be a first-generation college student is to be a trendsetter. Join us for a party to commemorate UNLV's first-generation students. We've planned a fun time complete with music, food, Boba, topic discussions, and networking. This event is sponsored by the UNLV Graduate College, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Latinx Graduate Student Association, Black Graduate Student Association, African Student Alliance, and Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

First-Gen Mixer and Panel
Thursday, Nov. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
GTW 268 and Webex

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 community at the UNLV Graduate College. We will also have a first-gen experience panel discussion featuring members of the UNLV community. Food will be served. Those who are unable to join us in person can join us virtually via Webex.

First-Gen Graduate Student: You Made it Through Your First Year, Now What?
Thursday, Nov. 10 | 3-4 p.m.
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Graduate school may seem just as overwhelming as it first did. The Graduate College is dedicated to supporting first-generation graduate students. Learn about the forms needed for your program, support services, and graduation requirements.

What is Grad School? Is it for Me?
Thursday, Nov. 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Join us for an informational workshop all about grad school. We will talk about what grad school is, grad degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources to help you prepare your grad school application. If you have ever wondered about grad school or wanted to know more about it, this event is for you!


For more information about the Graduate College's First-Generation Celebration Week, email gradcollege@unlv.edu or call 702-895-3320. 

To learn about campus-wide activities, visit UNLV's First-Generation webpage.