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GET YOUR FIRST-GEN GRADUATION CORD!

We are proud to support our First-Gen students and your journey to becoming a college graduate. One way we recognize the many accomplishments of UTEP’s First-Gen students is by inviting all graduating seniors to participate in our newest tradition of wearing the blue and green braided cord on graduation day. By wearing this cord, you are celebrating your graduation as a first-gen student!

If you graduated in spring 2020, summer 2020, or are graduating fall 2020, we have a special gift for you! Request your cord below and receive it in the mail as a way to celebrate your accomplishment!


REQUEST YOUR FIRST-GEN CORD TODAY!

 

JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL PANELS

Interested in hearing from current first-gen students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni? Join us for three virtual panels sharing different perspectives on supporting our first-gen community. Panels are open to all audiences!

 

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE.

We want to hear about your experience as first-gen UTEP students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Sharing your story can truly impact other students who may feel overwhelmed or alone when trying to navigate through college life. We want to hear about the choices you made that helped you overcome obstacles in life to ensure you received your degree. Families and parents of first-gen students may learn how to support their student by reading about your experience. You never know whose life you can change by sharing what you learned, how you persevered, and why you chose to be the first to go to college.

Your story could be featured on this website and be a part of future campaigns. If you were the first in your family to graduate from college, please consider sharing your story! The deadline to submit your story is Friday, November 20, 2020.


SUBMIT YOUR STORY

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UTEP: A First-Gen Forward Institution

UTEP is truly committed to first-generation student success; and our recognition as a First-Gen Forward Institution embraces that. The First Forward designation is given by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. 


 

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