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

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Jun. 25, 2015
UNLV hosts three-day college bound program for high-achieving Las Vegas students.
Nov. 21, 2013
This fall’s freshman class is the biggest, smartest class to date. Here’s how new strategies kept Nevada’s brightest in state and opened the eyes of first-gen college students to the opportunity at their doorstep.
Aug. 20, 2013
College once seemed so unobtainable to academic advisor John Starkey. He'll share his inspiring story of rising from poverty with incoming freshmen this week.
Aug. 21, 2012
William on mentoring, the relationship between humans and flies, and how they both will make him a better doctor.
Aug. 21, 2012
Tiffany on research and why there might be more to the relationship adage "in sickness and in health" than we thought.
Aug. 21, 2012
Julienne demystifies microbiology and talks about the road from Durango High to M.D. by way of China.
Aug. 21, 2012
Carmen on starving bacteria and the transition from art student to biologist.
Jul. 17, 2012
Administrative assistant Isabelle Johnson recently was named as the President's Classified Employee of the Year. Read about how she’s gone above and beyond the basics of her job.
Jun. 28, 2011
Beatriz was a good student but college seemed impossible. Then UNLV and the Millennium Scholarship came along.