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First Gen Week: Events

FGW 2022 - Event Banner


Monday, November 7

First-Gen Kick-off In partnership with TRIO SSS and McNair Scholars Program

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: The Black Cultural Center

Help us start the week off by joining in community building with other members of the First-Gen community, and celebrate with food, interactive activities, and a photo opportunity! Faculty, staff and students are all welcome. 

Yoga & Power Pilates Hosted by University Recreation
(RESCHEDULED TO Friday, Nov. 11, 5:30-6:30pm)

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: University Recreation, Rm. 121

Relax your mind and body with us as Jean guides us through a one-hour class that incorporates exercises from Pilates and Yoga. This class is welcome to all levels. 

Tuesday, November 8
(National First-Generation College Celebration Day)

First-Gen T-Shirt Giveaway

Time: 11:00-1:00 pm
Location: Doak Hall Courtyard

Let's celebrate National First-Generation College Celebration Day! Drop by to grab a First-Gen t-shirt and swag, on us! Light refreshments available. 

First-Gen Networking Crash Course Hosted by the University Career Center

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: The Black Cultural Center

Learn tips and tricks on networking from the University Career Center on how to make the best first impression and navigate the workplace as a First-Gen student.

First-Gen Recognition Gift

Time: Throughout the day 
Location: Office of Admissions, School of Law

The Law School celebrates its First-Generation College-to-Law students. All First-Gen students are encouraged to stop by the Office of Admissions to pick up their token of recognition!

Wednesday, November 9

Consejos con Mentor Tech Hosted by Mentor Tech

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: The Black Cultural Center

As part of its Classroom to Career Series, Consejos con Mentor Tech (Advice from Mentor Tech) will explore how to know and navigate resources available to you, finding community and preparing for your professional career. 

Student Resource Fair Hosted by the Rawls College during its Diversity Symposium

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: McCoy Atrium

Learn how First-Generation Transition and Mentoring Programs is here to support undergradauate and graduate students that identify as First-Generation in college as they pursue their degree. 

Thursday, November 10

Conversations with the Next Generation: First-Gen Week Edition

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: SUB Red Raider Lounge & Virtually (https://texastech.zoom.us/j/99887461441)

Hear our special guests share their first-generation story including their journey leading to and through higher education and how being first-generation has impacted these experiences.

Friday, November 11

Dream Ally Training In partnership with the Dream Resource Center

Time: 2:00-3:15 pm
Location: SUB Traditions Rm. 
Register to attend here:https://forms.office.com/r/GPVwA8Y3VA 

Dream Ally Training is designed to educate attendees on terminology, concepts, policies, and resources associated with immigration, DREAMers, undocumented students, and students with a mixed status family; and share TTU and community resources that can help this community.

Saturday, November 12 

Kansas at Texas Tech Football Game

Time: 6pm

‚ÄčLocation: Jones AT&T Stadium

TTU students, join us for special First-Gen seating at the football game and connect with others in the First-Gen community! Student seating located in Section 13, rows 8 and 9. 

Please RSVP here:https://forms.office.com/r/Ay74s8EfbP