First-Generation Celebration Week

One in four Tigers identify as first-generation.

First-generation students are driven by a passion to succeed. They have overcome unique challenges, blazing their own trail to Mizzou, and we are proud to have them here.

Nov. 6-10 we are celebrating our first generation college students by hosting events that will give first-gen students opportunities to network, explore resources and more.

Faculty and Staff Toolkit
Resources to communicate about the week’s events and celebrate first generation college students at Mizzou.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 3

3:30 p.m.First-Gen Fridays Kick-Off Ceremony
Hosted by First-Gen Tigers
Student Success Center
First floor

Monday, Nov. 6

Time EventLocation
10 a.m.-11 a.m.First Gen Speaker and Book Display
Hosted by Ellis Library & Global and National Fellowships
Ellis Library
Room 114A
1:30-3:30 p.m.“Oh how it’s sweet to be the first.” Dessert Drop-By Event
Hosted by College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR)
Conference Room
4-5 p.m.New to Research? Grow in Confidence Panel
Hosted by Undergraduate Research
5:30-7 p.m.First Gen Connections Networking Event
Hosted by Career Services
Columbia Art League
207 S 9th St
Columbia, MO

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Time EventLocation
9:30-10:30 a.m.But FIRST Coffee…
Hosted by School of Journalism
Reynolds Journalism Institute Lobby
Outside of the Palmer room
12:30-1:30 p.m.First-Generation Photo
Hosted by College of Engineering
Ketchum Auditorium
3:30-5 p.m.TRIO Trivia
Hosted by TRIO
Tate Hall
Room 215

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Celebrate National First-Gen Day! with the Center for First-Generation Student Success

This national celebration honors the signing of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. HEA was intended to help level the playing field for marginalized and low-income Americans across the county attend college. Mizzou celebrated its inaugural First-Gen Day on Nov. 8, 2021 and continues to celebrate first-generation students the entire year.

12:30-1:30 p.m.Know Your Resources: Lunch & Learn- MU Study Abroad
Hosted by Study Abroad & Multicultural Center
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Well-Being Wednesdays
Hosted by Student Affairs & Counseling Center
Ellis Library
3:30-4:45 p.m.First-Gen Fill-Up
Hosted by College of Arts & Sciences
Lowry Hall
First floor
3:30-5 p.m.First-Gen to First-Gen Mixer
Hosted by College of Health Sciences
Multicultural Center
5-6 p.m.First-Gen Alumni Career Panel
Hosted by College of Arts and Sciences & Career Services
MU Career Center
Located on the lower level of the Student Success Center

Thursday, Nov. 9

12:30-1:45 p.m.Lunch & Learn: First-Gen Financial Empowerment
Hosted by College of Education & Office for Financial Success
Women’s Center
5-6 p.m.First-Gen Research Mixer & Mocktails
Hosted by Undergraduate Research
Stotler Lounge
6-7 p.m.Mastering Core Career Competencies Workshop
Hosted by Academic Access & Leadership Development
Women’s Center