Texas Tech University

First Gen Week: Events

Monday, November 8

First-Gen Celebration

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom 

Come celebrate National First-Generation College Celebration Day, join in community building with other members of the first-gen community, and celebrate with food, interactive activities, and a photo booth!

First Gen Celebration Flyer - Monday, November 8 - 4-6 pm - SUB Ballroom

Tuesday, November 9

Donuts & Diversity: First-Gen Veterans In partnership with the Rawls College of Business and Military & Veterans Program 

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Rawls College of Business OR Virtual (Register here: https://rr0cer0rcba0ttu.wufoo.com/forms/x1aonm501lpbm5l/

Donuts & Diversity: Championing Our Military & Veteran First-Gen Students


First-Gen Networking 101: Creating That First Impression! 

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom 

Learn tips and tricks on networking from the University Career Center on how to make the best first impression as you prepare to attend job/internship fairs and other career events. Put those tips to test by practicing these networking skills with peer networkers and staff members.

Wednesday, November 10

Barbershop Talks 

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: SUB Red Raider Lounge 

Conversations with the Next Generation: First-Gen Week Edition featuring Special Guest Dr. Aliza Wong

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom & Virtually (Join Here: https://mediacast.ttu.edu/Mediasite/Play/7f9bca3828b948bda47e3f1090813dad1d

Hear Dr. Wong share her first-generation story including her journey leading to and through higher education and graduate school; and how being first-generation has impacted these experiences. Moderated by First-Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs Peer Mentor, Nanette Dolera. 

Conversations with the Next Generation featuring Dr. Aliza Wong

Thursday, November 11

First-Gen Graduate Student Mixer

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: SUB Lubbock Room

Engage in conversation with first-generation graduate students, build community, and learn about available resources

First-Gen Graduate Student Mixer - SUB Lubbock Room - Thursday, November 11 - 1:30-2:30 pm

Friday, November 12 

First-Gen Champions Institute