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First-Generation Week At Texas A&M Kicks Off Nov. 8

The university will celebrate first-generation students, faculty and staff with profiles and events.
By Brandon V. Webb, Texas A&M University Office of Provost Communications November 4, 2021

first gen aggies sitting together at a table during first gen week
A group of first-gen Aggies taking a break from activities during a previous First-Generation Week.

Texas A&M University Office for Student Success


Texas A&M University is celebrating the determined spirit of students, faculty and staff who are, or were, the first in their families to earn a four-year degree. First-generation students are broadly defined as those whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree. About 25 percent of the undergraduate population at Texas A&M University identify as being first-generation students.

With support from the Office for Student Success’ Routh First-Generation Center, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, among others, the weeklong celebration begins Nov. 8 and will showcase all walks of life being lived by students, faculty and staff. Each day’s theme will feature mini-profiles, from students to employees, along with events around the university.

“Celebrating first-generation students pays tribute to their accomplishments, as well as honoring the sacrifices others have made to help them on that journey,” said Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Timothy P. Scott. “We’re excited to recognize the significance four-year degrees will make in the lives of our students.”

First-Gen Week events around the university include:

Monday, Nov. 8 – Unit/College/Department Day Celebrations

Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Faculty and Staff Day

Wednesday, Nov. 10 –  First-Generation Celebration at Rudder Plaza

Thursday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day and First-Generation Student Panel

Friday, Nov. 12 – First-Generation Poster Gallery Walk at the Memorial Student Center


Visit the Office for Student Success site to learn more about First-Gen Week.

Those wishing to post to social media about the celebration are invited to use #CelebrateFirstGen and #FirstGenAggies.

Media contact: Leticia Palomin, 979-458-6407,

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