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-off will usher in a series of programs and activities throughout the week hosted by university colleges, departments, and units celebrating our first-generation students, faculty, and staff
About the National First-Generation College Celebration:
Since 2017, institutions, corporations, non-profits, and K-12 schools from across the nation have celebrated first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni on November 8. This date was selected to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success launched the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration!