2022 UCI First Gen Day Celebration

About First Gen Day

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), and other higher education organizations and institutions across the country are joining forces for the 6th Annual First-Generation College Celebration to celebrate first-generation college students on the 57th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. We will be joining in this celebration by recognizing the 14,000+ students on campus who identify as being first-generation college students and celebrating the many faculty and staff on campus who were first-generation college students themselves.

Join Us

You are invited to attend First-Gen Day Celebration hosted by Student Success Initiatives (SSI). Join us to celebrate first-gen students, faculty, and staff at UCI. The event will feature music, a photo booth, a resource fair, and giveaways/prizes.

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Doheny Beach ABCD inside the Student Center

Participate all week long on social media with the hashtags #FirstGenUCI #FirstGenDay and  #UCFirstGen and follow us at @ucifirstgen

Events at a Glance:

All Week

  • Mon - Thurs | Social Media Campaign

Tuesday, Nov. 8th

  • 11AM - 2PM | First-Gen Day Celebration
  • 12PM - 1PM | My First-Gen Experience w/ Dr. Frances Contreras
  • 1PM - 2PM | Transfer Talk: Before I Graduate

Wednesday, Nov 9th

  • 3PM - 5PM First-Gen Student Headshot Photo Session


Full Breakdown