Deadline Extended to Participate: First-Generation Celebration Week Nov. 8-12

Aug. 20, 2021


Calling ALL UNLV colleges, departments, and offices to join us in recognizing our first-generation students, 
faculty, and staff Campus-wide

All members of the UNLV community are invited to celebrate the success and presence of UNLV students, faculty, and staff who are the first in their families to attend or graduate from college. All UNLV first-generation students, faculty, and staff are invited to show your first-gen pride through social media properties. The UNLV community at large is also invited to share our support and recognize the experiences of our first-generation classmates and colleagues.

How To Join In the Celebration
  • Block off Nov. 8-12 on your college, departmental, or organization calendar
  • Communicate with your students, faculty, and staff to identify first-generation members in your college, department, office, organization, or floor who would like to participate
  • Decide how your area can celebrate first-generation stories and accomplishments. Check out last year's list of events for exciting ideas hereEvents can be virtual or in-person based on university guidelines. It's up to you!
  • Finalize your activities by Friday, October 8 (deadline extended), to be included in the UNLV First-Generation Celebration calendar
  • Let us know your plans here.
Mark Your Calendars:
November 8:  The UNLV First-Generation Celebration Week Kick-off will coincide with the National First-Generation College Celebration Day. Join us at 10 a.m. in the Green Space Courtyard as we begin our celebration.
November 9:  The Intersection's First Generation Celebration Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. (RSVP details to follow soon)

About the First Generation Celebration Coordination Team:
The UNLV 2021 first-generation celebration coordination team includes representatives from the 1st Generation Club, Academic Success Center, Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach, College of Liberal Arts, University Housing & Residential Life, University Libraries, and The Intersection