Celebration Week

The Office of Undergraduate Education invites the UT Dallas community to participate in First-Generation Celebration Week! The celebration will begin on National First-Generation Celebration Day, Sunday, November 8th and will continue through Friday, November 13th. Join us to meet first-generation students and supporters, hear from guest speakers, participate in a resource fair, and engage in social media campaigns.

Students can review more details and register for all events here.





Sunday, November 8th

Students and staff can have their #MyFirstGenStory featured in our Proud and Positive social media campaign launch!
Students participate here
Supporters participate here

Keynote Address | Kyle Montgomery

Monday, November 9th
4:00pm to 5:30pm

A real celebrity...Need a good positive story in your life right now? RSVP to tune in!
Students participate here
Supporters participate here

Leadership Listens

Tuesday, November 10th
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Students, if you would like the opportunity to share your educational story and insights about your undergraduate experience from a first-generation student lens with senior leadership, including President Benson and Vice President Fair, please apply here

Words and Actions Matter: An Asset-based Approach to Student Success

Wednesday, November 11th
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Learn how The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) built their student success framework around the strengths and talents of their students. Attendees will leave the session with practical strategies on how to avoid deficit language, insights that can improve daily interactions, and inform faculty and staff efforts to support student success.
Supporters RSVP here

First-Gen Fast Friends | Speed Friendship Building Activity

Thursday, November 12th
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Making new friends and actually having a fun, non-educational moment in the virtual event space is difficult, so we have organized a speed friendship building event just for you!
Students participate here

Resource Fair | Raffles and Games

Friday, November 13th 11:00am to 1:00pm

Dedicating time to visiting various campus offices, asking questions, and learning about services and opportunities can be stressful...much less when you have to do it online and you know, during a pandemic. So, we are bringing the faculty, staff, campus departments, leadership programs, research groups (that's right!), etc. to you! This event will also include breakout rooms of just games and there will be two raffles for first-gen swag packages during the event (if you are not on campus, the package will be mailed to you!).
Students participate here
Supporters register here