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 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 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

Nov. 13, 2020
UNLV students share their stories in a thought-provoking Brookings podcast series exploring immigration in the U.S.
Nov. 12, 2020
The Libraries’ undergraduate peer research coaches explore first-gen issues in a new podcast series.
Nov. 12, 2020
First-generation alumnus learned to navigate his way to a degree by continually asking questions.
woman posing
Nov. 9, 2020
Kiara Sims is one first-gen student who is making the donors who support her education — and her mother — proud.
Portrait of Cecilia Maldonado the associate vice provost for workforce development
Nov. 9, 2020
This expert in workforce development says today's students may change careers eight to 12 times during their lives.
man in suit
Nov. 5, 2020
New head of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement understands the key role UNLV plays in expanding opportunities for the Nevadans.
Students use a surveying instrument during a class on UNLV's campus
Nov. 5, 2020
Five-year project supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.
Nov. 5, 2020
For many trailblazing students and faculty, the first step in their success is making sure they feel they belong here.
Oct. 8, 2020
Nevada's undergraduate students are steadfast in pursuing higher education at UNLV despite COVID-19 challenges.