First-Gen Day

First-generation College Student Celebration!

Let's Celebrate!
green flag with words I am First

What is first-gen day?

First-Generation students are students who are the first in their families to attend college. 

November 8th was selected as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. .

Why Green?

Green is a color that symbolizes growth and optimism. We reserved the color green to show our support of first-gen students at UF.

How does the University of Florida celebrate first-gen students?

Multiple departments celebrate first-gen students in various ways. See below the list of events throughout first-gen week starting on November 6th. Make a stop on Wednesday, November 8th for the campus-wide picnic at the Reitz Union North Lawn for a t-shirt, food, and more! 


Office of Academic Support (@UFOAS)

UF (@UFlorida)

The National First-Gen Center (@FirstgenCenter)

green flag with words I am First

First-Generation Week Calendar


Monday, November 6th

McNair Scholars Open House

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

- Reitz Grand Ballroom -



Monday, November 6th

Dinner with Warrington First-Generation Alumni

5:45 PM – 7:15 PM

- Bryan Hall 232 -

*Don't miss this exciting event! Please RSVP, as dinner is limited to the first 30 First-Generation Warrington students. All attendees will receive a first-generation student gift from Warrington!*



Tuesday, November 7th

First-Gen Undergraduate Research Panel

5:00 - 6:00 PM

- Smathers 100 -

*Panel discussion with first-generation students who are engaged in research.*



Tuesday, November 7th

CLAS First-Gen Open House

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

- Pugh Hall Ocora -



wednesday, November 8th

First-Generation Celebration Picnic

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

- Reitz Union North Lawn -



Wednesday, November 8th

Office of Academic Support Open House

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

-Classroom Building 105 (Address)-