Washington University First-Generation Celebration

The Division of Student Affairs and TRIO Student Support Services are proud to host the 2023 First-Generation College Celebration.

First-Generation College Celebration (FGCC) is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of the first-generation college student identity by advancing an asset-based, national narrative of these students’ experiences and outcomes. It is celebrated annually on November 8 to commemorate the signing of the Higher Education Act (“HEA”) of 1965 by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson. This act created federal financial aid programs to fund students’ educations and made key investments in colleges and universities.

2023 First-Generation Celebration

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Mudd Field

Previous First-Generation Celebrations


Wednesday, November 2

Event: Professional Clothes Closet

Time: 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Location: Ursa’s Fireside

Saturday, November 5

Event: First-Gen Tailgating at the WashU Football Game

Time: 11 a.m.-1 pm.pm
Location: Sumers Rec Center
Link: https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6uohsRRoxU2ODQO

Monday, November 7

Event: First-Gen Resource Fair (For McKelvey Students Only)

Time: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Green Hall L0120

Event: First-Gen McKelvey Dinner (For McKelvey Students Only)

Time: 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Location: Green Collaboration Space
Link: https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lBHtdBn4Y232xE

Tuesday, November 8

Event: First-Gen Celebration

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Mudd Field
Signup link: https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MfGLhJ5wdB9y3c