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First Generation Events

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You belong here!

We want to support and celebrate you being the first in your family to go to college. Starting from your first week of college and continuing from there, we hope you'll join us for the events and activities designed with you in mind. Know that you'll always have place at UW-Green Bay.

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Ice cream social

A sweet way to Start

Come join us at our Ice Cream Social.

Start with dessert! Join us during the beginning of the fall semester for an ice cream social on all four campuses. Meet faculty and staff who were first generation college students. They'll share tips for success as you begin your college journey.

  • Green Bay Campus: Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2:15-3:30 p.m., Student Services Roofdeck (right outside the Cloud Commons).
  • Manitowoc Campus: Thursday, Sep. 14, 2 p.m., Outside of the Student Engagement Center
  • Marinette Campus: Please see the weekly email for date, time & location during the second week of classes.
  • Sheboygan Campus: Wednesday, Sep. 13, 1 p.m., Outside of the Student Engagement Center
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Celebrate On November 8

Join us for the National First Generation College Celebration Day and more.

Every year on November 8, we join universities across the country to celebrate students, faculty and staff who are the first in their family to earn a four-year undergraduate degree. The goal of the day, which has since turned into a celebrated week, is to create a culture of support for first generation students and share the stories of those who have taken the journey before you.

FIrst Generation Week Events 

UW-Green Bay celebrates the first-generation college student identity for a whole week, November 6 to November 10, 2023, with a variety of programs and events especially beneficial for first generation college students.  Be sure to check the UW-Green Bay Calendar for additional details.

Monday, Nov 6
Style with Confidence Career Closet Open Houses at all campus locations.

Tuesday, Nov 7
Screening of Encanto film with first gen panel to follow.

Wednesday, Nov 8
Celebrate First Gen on all four campuses, with an Awards Dinner at the Green Bay campus.

Thursday, Nov 9
Financial Wellness Fair hosted in the Phoenix Rooms, Green Bay campus and online on the Center for Financial Wellness website.

Friday, Nov 10
Event will be posted on Phoenix Connect.

Erin Van Daalwyk

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