November 8th is National First-generation College Celebration day. Designated by the Council of Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-generation Student Success in 2017, it was recognized as the date for the annual celebration to honor the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The celebration encourages universities to highlight the contributions first-gen college students bring to their campuses and address the systemic barriers that exist in higher education to better support this resilient population.
UW-Stout annually celebrates the successes of first-generation college students, staff, and faculty on November 8th. This year's theme, lifelong growth, captures the evolution of the first-generation identity as one progresses from student to professional. The campus-wide event will be filled with an all-day celebration including several sessions to attend.
Monday, November 8th, 2021 Memorial Student Center Ballroom
11:15 – 12:10 PM Keynote Speaker – Tori Svoboda, Ed.D.
12: 20 – 1:15 PM First-generation Staff and Faculty Meet and Greet
1:00 - 4:00 PM Outside the Involvement Center (Games, Photo Booth, and Favors)
1:25 – 2:20 PM Career Readiness Community Conversation
2:30 – 3:25 PM First-generation Panel
Please register for the individual session below.