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First-Generation Celebration Day

November 8th is National First-Generation College Student Celebration Day.

UW is proud to recognize and celebrate our first-generation students.

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2023 Events


  • First-Gen Book Display

    • Throughout November, there will be a book display featuring first-generation authors and themes. This collection will be on the main floor of Coe Library. Swing by and check them out! 


  • CAMPUS RESOURCES SCAVENGER HUNT - sponsored by LeaRN & UW Libraries

    • What?
      • Visit participating offices on campus to learn about the services they provide.
      • Scan the QR code at each location to enter to win prizes! Prizes include Apple AirPods, Stanley Tumblers, Ninja Mini Air Fryers, Sony Bluetooth Speakers, and more
      • The more locations you visit, the more chances you have to win.
    • Where?
      • Participating locations listed below
      • Maps available at First-Gen Celebration table in the Union Breezeway
    • When?
      • November 7, 8, 9
      • Prize drawing will be held November 10
    • Thank you to all our participating offices:
      • LeaRN
      • The Writing Center
      • STEP Tutor Center
      • Tri-Alpha, First-Gen Honor Society
      • UW Libraries
      • ACES
      • College of Engineering & Physical Sciences - Susan McCormack Center for Student Success
      • College of Business - Peter M. & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center
      • College of Education Student Success Center 
      • College of Agriculture, Life Sciences, & Natural Resources - Office of Academic and Student Programs
      • School of Energy Resources
      • Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
      • SLCE
      • Dean of Students Office
      • SEO (GEARUP & TRiO - SSS, McNair Scholars, UB, UBMS, and EOC)
      • Honors College
      • Education Abroad
      • Student Success & Graduation Hub
      • Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
      • Information Technology
      • Coe Student Innovation Center
      • SciDIY
      • Make.IT


  • "Proud to be First-Generation" t-shirt give away sponsored by LeaRN

    • November 7, 8, 9
    • Coe Library, lower level


  • "Build Your First-Generation Community!" mix and mingle event hosted by TRiO

    • Enjoy free refreshments and warm drinks while connecting with other first-generation students, faculty, staff, and community members.
      • November 8th, 10:00AM-2:00PM 
      • Coe Library, room 506
      • Presenters include Angel Mora from SAFE Project, Jenna Krieschel from CASM, Michael Wade from Student Educational Opportunity
      • For more information, please check out their website by clicking here.


  • Honors First Generation Banquet 

    • Honors College Luncheon for First-Generation Students - November 7th

First Gen Scholars | Coe 105 | Dept. 3334 | 1000 E. University Ave. | Laramie, WY 82071 | Phone: 307-766-4322 | Email: