Division of Student Affairs

First G at the G

First G at the G is a week-long series of events from November 4 – 8 with programming meant to help first-generation students connect with each other, faculty, and staff, as well as learn about campus resources. First-generation students are more likely to live off-campus, attend college close to home, attend school part-time and work full-time while in college. Many first-generation students are nontraditional (commuter, transfer, returning, foster, married, etc.) and therefore have a peripheral identity due to responsibilities outside of school. Some students – particularly from immigrant backgrounds – may serve as cultural brokers or translators. Many have high expectations placed on them as the first to attend college. Our goal with the First G at the G program is to help make the transition easier for these students!

Monday, November 4

Kick-Off Event

EUC Azalea | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Job Ready | First G at the G: Resumes and Interviewing 101

Career & Professional Development, EUC #1 | 4:30 p.m. | Bring current resume or laptop!

Tuesday, November 5

VOICES: First Generation Experiences

Faculty Center | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Storm the Streets

Walker Avenue to the Greensboro Coliseum | 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6

Minerva’s Midday: Create & Rejuvenate

EUC Maple | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 7

National TRIO Celebration

EUC Auditorium Pre-Function Area | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Effective Study Strategies

UTLC Faculty Center | 3 – 4 p.m.

CommUNITY Dialogue –

First G at the G

EUC 062 (OIE) | 6 p.m.

Friday, November 8

“Why I’m First” Celebration

Fountain View/Moran 109 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Raffles!

Enter to Win a $250 Book Scholarship at the UNCG Bookstore!

One winner will be chosen from each category. Complete all three for more chances to win! All entries are due by Friday, November 8 at 2 p.m. Winners will be announced on November 15 on Instagram. To participate you can:

1. Follow @uncg1stg on Instagram, create a video, tag @uncg1stg and use the hashtag #FirstGattheG. The video should address the following:

  • What is your motivation to attend college?
  • What does it mean to be a first generation student?
  • What support have your received at UNCG?

2. Attend events! Each student will receive one entry per event attended.

3. Ask a faculty/staff member to nominate you!

  • Send them this link and have them fill it out : http://bit.ly/firstguncg


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