Campus Events

Past Events

Networking Event with Panel and Speakers

What's Next? After College as a First Gen Graduate

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. | 41 Appleby Hall | Facebook Event

Ever find yourself wondering what is next after college as a first-gen students? Join us as past MCAE first-gen graduates share their stories about what post undergrad looks like, what challenges they have encountered, and what progress they have made.

Light refreshments and food will be provided.

Audience: First generation student of color and first generation indigenous students, MCAE Kick Off 1st Gen Past Participants, and Community Members

Celebration & Interactive Event

Pop-Up Celebration Event w/ the First Gen Students Student Group

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2 - 3 pm

Coffman Memorial Union, Front Plaza

Celebrate with the First Gen Students student group! Show your first-gen pride and take a pic in the photo booth, write letters of gratitude to those who support you, and share your #UMNFirst story.

Free First-Gen Proud t-shirts and buttons will be given out to first-gen students! While supplies last.

Audience: All first-gen students, staff, and faculty.

Interactive Workshop

Mad City Money: Financial Simulation Event

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2 - 3:30 pm | Coffman Memorial Union, Room 303

This simulation gives you the opportunity to make decisions about budgeting, spending and saving in an assigned-life scenario. To get a sense of adulthood with income and bills to pay, you'll be given a temporary identity, including: an occupation, salary, debt, marital status, children and so on. Then, you'll visit “merchants” in Mad City to choose housing, transportation, necessities, and wants. Ask questions, make deals and decisions, balance your budget, and see how you do!

Free pizza and each participant will get $10! Space is limited, RSVP today!

Audience: All first-gen students

Celebration & Interactive Event

CDes & CFANS Celebrate National First Gen Day!

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 8:45 am - 4 pm

130 Coffey Hall & Mall across from St. Paul Student Center

If you are a First-Generation CDes or CFANS College student, stop by the One Stop/CFANS Advising Center and 130 Coffey Hall from 8:45am-4pm! First-Gen Proud t-shirts will be given out at 8:45am and at 12pm to the first people in line, who identify as First Generation College Students.

Donuts, coffee & hot chocolate will be served starting at 8:45am until they are gone!

There will be a photo booth, a station to write letters of gratitude and share your first-gen stories.

Audience: CFANS and CDes first generation college students, staff, faculty, administration

Celebration and Food

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | 2-565 Moos Tower

If you are a First-Generation Pre-Health student, stop by the Pre-Health Student Resource Center (PHSRC) in 2-565 Moos Tower from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! Come celebrate with the PHSRC staff with cookies and hot cider.

Also, see the different posters of first-generation health sciences students stories: A firsthand account of their experiences and advice on navigating the pre-health college journey.

Audience: Pre-Health first-generation college students, staff, faculty, administration

TRIO Lunch and Discussion

TRIO Affinity Group Meeting: Special Edition for First Gen. Students

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | 226 Appleby Hall

The TRIO Affinity Group meets weekly at this time most weeks but in celebration of National First Generation College Student Day, TRIO SSS & CEHD's Dean's Office are elevating this event to focus on first generation college student experiences. We will have a full lunch and have invited staff and administrators from CEHD's senior management team.

Audience: TRIO SSS & TRIO-like students

Photo Op

First-Gen Group Photo

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm | Northrop Plaza

Wear your First Gen Proud t-shirts and/or buttons and gather at Northop Plaza! We will take a group photo of as many first-gen students, staff, alumni, and faculty that are able to gather together!

We will start handing out t-shirts* at 11:30 am. *While supplies last.

Audience: All first-gen students, staff, and faculty.

Story Telling & T-Shirt Pick Up

Sharing Your CSE First Gen Story

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. | 115 Lind Hall

Stop by on your way to class and share your story with other CSE First Gen students - we will have t-shirts* and First Gen buttons* to give out as well as a unique opportunity to share your story with other CSE students!

*While supplies last

Audience: CSE/STEM First Gen Students

Check In Event

MCAE Celebrates 1st Gen Students: Snack Break and Check In

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. | 176 Appleby Hall | Facebook Event

Stressed from classes? We gotchu, come take a study break with us by grabbing a snack and letting us know what you got going on. MCAE continues this week's celebration of first generation students through our snack break and check in. MCAE Staff will be there along with some snacks.

Audience: First generation student of color and first generation indigenous students, MCAE Kick Off 1st Gen Past Participants, and Community Members

Celebration & Interactive Event

First-Gen College Day Celebration

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 11 am - 3 pm | Coffman Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Show your first-gen pride and take a pic in the photo booth, write letters of gratitude to those who support you, and share your #UMNFirst story.

First-Gen Proud t-shirts and buttons will be available for first-gen students! While supplies last.

Audience: All first-gen students, staff, faculty, and supporters.

Food and Community

Catch Your Breath with OTE

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room | Facebook Event

Relax with some mindfulness activities, enjoy some treats, and share some of your “sweet” and “not-so-hot” moments from this semester thus far. Here you can pick up First Gen proud buttons and enter to win one of our event giveaways. Be sure to bring your U Card.

Audience: First-year freshman and transfer first-gen students

Drop In Celebration

Leadership Minor First-Gen Celebration

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Leadership Minor Student Lounge, 10 Church Street SE, Room 304 (former Bell Museum)

Join the Leadership Minor celebration of #UMNFirst Students! We invite all students to come to celebrate #UMNFirst Generation students. First Generation Students are students who are first in their family to attend college.

Drop into our student lounge (Room 304 in 10 Church St.) to eat snacks and share a story with other students and staff.

Photos and phrases from #UMNFirst Generation students will be featured at this event. #UMNFirst Generation students can submit at the event or send in advance to lead@umn.edu!

Audience: All first-gen students

Art and Self Care Event

First Gen Art Stories

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. | 176 Appleby Hall | Facebook Event

Want to destress and do some self care? Come check MCAE's First Gen Art Stories table as we create art in celebration of First Generation Students at the University of Minnesota. Canvas, paint, and art supplies will be provided.

We will as be painting the MCAE windows in the space. Participants will be provided light refreshments.

Audience: First generation student of color and first generation indigenous students, MCAE Kick Off 1st Gen Past Participants, and Community Members

Networking Dinner

CEHD First Generation Networking Dinner

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 5 - 7 p.m. | RSVP Here

President's Room (3rd floor Coffman Memorial Union)

This evening of acknowledgement is to celebrate the accomplishments of first-generation undergraduate students in CEHD, and CEHD faculty, staff, and alumni who identify as first-generation college students. We hope you will join us for a fun evening, which will include dinner and networking with current CEHD students and mentorship opportunities!

Audience: CEHD First Generation Students and CEHD Staff and Faculty

Celebration & Interactive Event

Pop-Up Celebration Event w/ PES & MCAE

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 1 - 3 pm | Appleby Hall, Main Entrance

Show your first-gen pride and take a pic in the photo booth, write letters of gratitude to those who support you, and share your #UMNFirst story.

Free First-Gen Proud t-shirts and buttons will be given out to first-gen students! While supplies last.

Audience: All first-gen students, staff, faculty, and supporters.

Drop In Table

You're KIND of a big deal!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Outside of 315 Coffman Memorial Union

As a first-generation student, you are KIND of a big deal! Stop by the OTE office to pick up a KIND bar, first-gen button, and card to share why you are proud to be a first-generation college student.

Audience: All first-gen students

Interactive Video Event

'I am a First Generation' - A Story Video

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. | 176 Appleby Hall | Facebook Event

Share your story as a first generation college student. From 8 am - 9 pm, we will be hosting a space in MCAE for you to share your story as a first generation college students. We will be recording love letters to the 1st generation college student community.

Video is scheduled to be released at Thursday (11/7). Snack and light refreshments will be provided. Please check in at the front desk of MCAE.

Audience: First generation student of color and first generation indigenous students, MCAE Kick Off 1st Gen Past Participants, and Community Members

Celebration

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 10 - 11 a.m. | Room 375, 10 Church Street (the former Bell Museum) | Register Here

The Graduate School welcomes all students, faculty, and staff to celebrate First Gen Day! It's time to celebrate anyone who is/will be the first in their family to earn a graduate degree. First-gen grads are encouraged to share their stories before the event via z.umn.edu/1stgengrad, some of which will be featured at the event.

Light refreshments will be served. Free t-shirts to the first 30 graduate students who attend!

Audience: First-gen grad students, faculty, and staff, as well as those who support them.

Dialogue Circle

Starting with U - Dialogue Circle ft. MCAE Ambassadors

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 5-7 p.m. | 41 Appleby Hall | Facebook Event

Start the celebration of first generation students this week by joining us in our community dialogue circle, featuring our very own MCAE Ambassadors. We will be sharing our experiences as first generation college students at the University of Minnesota, what challenges we have faced, continued to have faced, and how we overcame them. Food and light beverages will be provided.

Audience: First generation student of color and first generation indigenous students, MCAE Kick Off 1st Gen Past Participants, and Community Members

Postcard Making

Thank your Family with a Postcard!

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Appleby Hall 109 & 205

Send your family a greeting from Minnesota! Thank them for their support by stopping by Appleby 109 or 205 to color and write a postcard. Just give us an address and we'll take care of postage and shipping.

Audience: All first-gen students

Drop In Table

You're KIND of a big deal!

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Outside of 315 Coffman Memorial Union

As a first-generation student, you are KIND of a big deal! Stop by the OTE office to pick up a KIND bar, first-gen button, and card to share why you are proud to be a first-generation college student.

Audience: All first-gen students

Professional Headshots

Get a Free Professional Headshot

Monday, November 4, 2019 | 1 - 3 p.m. | Appleby Hall, Room 2

To celebrate National First-Gen Week, CLA PES is providing you the opportunity to have a free professional headshot taken. These photos can be used in Linkedin, resumes, auditions, awards etc.

Dress Code: Business Casual (according to your standards) *Blazers and ties will be provided for use*

If you have any questions, please email us at cla-pes@umn.edu

Audience: CLA students


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