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Be First Gen Proud on November 8

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Celebrating U of M First-Generation Students

Join the University of Minnesota and colleges across the U.S. as we celebrate the presence and experience of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on campus!  This inaugural First-Generation College Celebration takes place on November 8, 2017, the 52nd anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Want to be a part of this campaign? You can submit your #UMNFirst Story and photo via this online form to be added to social media campaign featured on the right. 

Want to share your own story? Use this simple template to create your own #UMNFirst post for social media! Simply download the PowerPoint template below, insert your photo, and save as a JPEG! 

Buttons for All!

On Wednesday, November 8, "First Gen Proud" buttons will be available at the following pick-up locations on campus.

  • Helping U Desk in Bruininks Hall
  • Education Sciences Building, Room 40 (TRIO Program's Suite)

Stay tuned for more locations as they are confirmed!

See more on the Be First Gen Proud webpage.


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