National First-Generation College Celebration 2020

Throughout the week of November 2 - November 8, the High Potential Program will join colleges and universities across the country in celebrating first-generation college students.

The First-Generation College Celebration (November 8) is an annual event that amplifies the successes, strengths, and stories of first-gen students, staff, and faculty + advances our institution’s conversation on first-gen experiences and outcomes. This date marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Higher Education Act (HEA), which has helped millions of first-generation, low-income/under-resourced students persist to degree completion.