USD Celebrates National First-Generation Student Week, Nov. 4-8

First Generation logo to recognize students, faculty, staff and alumni who identify as First-Gen.The University of San Diego is celebrating and recognizing all who identify as First-Generation college students, including faculty, staff and alumni, with several events Nov. 4-8.

Do you identify as a first-generation college student at the University of San Diego? Are you a USD faculty or staff member who, when you completed high school or high school equivalency, your custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) had not earned a bachelor’s degree or higher?

All students, faculty, staff and administrators will be recognized as USD is celebrating their resiliency and their success as it hosts and supports a variety of events during National First-Generation Student Week, Nov. 4-8.

There are two events on Monday: The first is to make an affirmation jar with the Commuter Commons from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Hahn University Center 119. Copley Library will host a tie-dye t-shirt activity from 3-5 p.m. on the Copley Library patio.

Be proud to be first-generation on Torero Tuesday, Nov. 5. Wear your USD swag and take a photo in the Commuter Commons (UC 119) all day.

Come to the Commuter Commons on Nov. 6 for Waffle Wednesday from 8-11 a.m. in UC 119 and then join other first-generation community for a celebration event in the United Front Multicultural Commons (Student Life Pavilion 418) from 5-6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, all freshmen, sophomores and transfer students should consider visiting Hahn University Center Forum C as the Career Development Center presents the Majors and Minors Fair from 12:30-2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and alumni affiliated with a major or minor and can answer questions about course requirements and electives.

Friday, Nov. 8 is officially National First-Generation Day. To celebrate, stop by the UC ticket Office outside Tu Mercado from noon to 1:30 p.m. and grab a Rose’s Donut.

At 2 p.m. in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre, while it isn’t an official National First-Generation Student Week event, the USD Military and Veterans Program is hosting a Veterans Day program, “Our Journeys, Our Stories.” Stories submitted by military-connected students, faculty, staff and alumni will be read aloud and on display. Many military-connected students are first-generation students so this is a great opportunity to attend, listen to stories and support those from the first-generation affiliated population.

Later Friday, the United Front Multicultural Commons is hosting its annual Multicultural Night. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and performances by the campus community members begin at 6 p.m. in the UC Forums.


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