National First-Generation Celebration Week!
First Gen - Nov. 8-11
Students, Faculty, & Staff, Let’s Celebrate
We invite students, faculty, staff, and all first-gen supporters to celebrate the success of first-generation students at our 4th Annual National First-Generation Celebration! This week-long celebration is filled with panels, storytelling, and recognizing the many unique ways that UTEP first-gen students are achieving their dreams of attaining a degree.
*A first-generation student is someone whose mother, father, or guardian does not have a bachelors, also known as a 4-year degree.
CHECK OUT THE EVENTS PLANNED!
11/8 - MONDAY
National Social Media Campaign Join the national social media campaign. Stop by for a photo with our first-gen frames.
10 AM - 3 PM | RAY RM., UNION BLDG. EAST, 3RD FLOOR
All first gen-students, faculty, and staff are invited to pick up and exclusive first-gen gear!
While there, sign out a giant “
Thank You” card and more!
10 AM - 3 PM | CENTER LOUNGE, UNION BLDG. EAST, 3RD FLOOR
Lunch & Panel
We’ll hear from a panel of students, faculty, and staff on their experience being first-generation students.
Space is limited.
RSVP required to attend.
12 PM - 1:30 PM | TRCC, UNION BLDG. EAST, 3RD FLOOR
Dr. Marc Cox, UTEP Faculty
Andrea Cortina, UTEP Chief of Staff
Karol Brito, UTEP Student, Biological Sciences
Executive Vice Chancellor from The University of Texas System
Dr. Archie L. Holmes Jr.RSVP THROUGH MINE TRACKER
11/9 - TUESDAY
Men’s UTEP Basketball Game
All first-gen students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to UTEP’s first home basketball game.
RSVP and get your limited edition first-gen tee and join the recognition with UTEP Athletics!
Please note game tickets must be purchased separately and are required for entry to the game.
UTEP v Western New Mexico Game time:
7 PM Don Haskins Center Once you RSVP, you will receive additional information on where to pick up your special addition tee!RSVP THROUGH MINE TRACKER
11/10 - WEDNESDAY
Author of A Dream Called Home Keynote
12 PM | TOMAS RIVERA CONFERENCE CENTER (TRCC) | UNION BLDG. EAST, RM 308
Lunch will be served. RSVP is required.
A collaboration with the Entering Student Experience Speaker Series.Wednesday, 11/10, Reyna Grande Keynote IN-PERSON w/Lunch
11/11 - THURSDAY
Virtual Parent Panel:
Hear from parents of our first-gen students on how they support their students navigate college life.
6 PM | ZOOM
(This presentation will be in Spanish)RSVP THROUGH MINE TRACKER