• What does it mean to be First Gen?



For more information on how to get involved, check out First-Generation Student Advising in BBNvolved.


 Monday, November 8 (Shirt Day)

  • First-Gen Faculty & Staff Advocate Salute via WRFL        
  • Monday Mindfulness, featuring Koru Mindfulness with Kayla Gill, 2pm, GSC C201 Conference Room
  • Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society Virtual Induction Ceremony, Harris Ballroom, 5pm      
  • First-Gen Conversations: Creating Your Resume, 5:30pm, Gatton Student Center 375; led by UK Stuckert Career Center’s Mark Williams
  • First-Gen Celebration Tabling, 11am-1:00pm, Gatton Student Center Atrium

Tuesday, November 9

  • Off-Campus 1G Students Morning Meet-Up, North Lime Donuts                
  • First-Gen Celebration Tabling, 11am-1pm, Gatton Student Center Atrium
  • CELT Lunch and Learn, 12:30-1:15pm, M.I. King Library and Zoom: https://uky.zoom.us/j/82483529446                             
  • First-Gen Conversations: Imposter Syndrome: Is it real? Gatton Student Center 331, 5:30pm; led by Dr. Martina Martin


Wednesday, November 10

  • Wednesday Mindfulness, I Belong Here Meditation, 2pm, 2pm, GSC C201 Conference Room
  • First-Gen Conversations: First-Gen Abroad, an introduction to Education Abroad, 3pm, Gatton Student Center 330A&B, Led by UK Education Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research Series: Its more than just the sciences. A virtual exploration of undergraduate research opportunities that extend beyond the sciences and medical fields, 5pm, White Hall Classroom Bldg. 219, Led by UK Undergraduate Research


Thursday, November 11

  • CELT Lunch and Learn, 12:30-1:15pm, M.I. King Library and Zoom: https://uky.zoom.us/j/84804988468             
  • First-Gen Conversations: You Deserve to Lead: How to Position Yourself for a Leadership Role, 3pm. Univ. Of Kentucky first-gen students are outstanding leaders in many ways. Yet find it difficult to sell themselves and their skills in a written application or an interview for a leadership position. Learn how to craft strong applications and how to confidently secure the leadership role (including co-ops, internships, and scholarships) you are seeking.
  • First-Gen Conversations: First-Generation Intersectionality, Exploring “first-generation-plus” identities, (i.e., race, gender, socioeconomic status) at the University of Kentucky (First Gen Faculty, Staff, Students, and 1G Advocates), 5:00pm, via Zoom: https://uky.zoom.us/j/84001100878 with Brandon Colbert    
  • Your Words, Your Voice, Your Story: 1G Open Mic Night, 7pm, Cats Den               


Friday, November 12

  • 1G Coffee Chat and Advocate Appreciation, 9-10:30am, GSC 201 Cafe   
  • 1G Encouragement Board: Take What You Need, 11am-2pm, GSC C201
  • Graduate/Profession School Student Conversation w/ LGBTQ, CGPDI and BGSU Event, 11am-1pm, GSC C250
  • 1G Bingo, 1-2pm, GSC Social Staircase

What does it mean to be First Gen?

Being a first-generation (1G) college student means neither of your parents or guardians earned a Bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives.  We are housed in Gatton Student Center C201.


Research Resource

A guide to the research literature and other sources of information about first-generation college students with a focus on four-year undergraduate and graduate school experiences.