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Texas A&M To Celebrate First-Generation Students Nov. 7-11

First-Generation Week will showcase the many different perspectives of students, faculty and staff who are the first in their family to go to college.
By Texas A&M University Office of the Provost November 4, 2022

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A weeklong celebration at Texas A&M University next week, Nov. 7-11, will celebrate 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, whose parents or legal guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree, make up about 24 percent of Texas A&M’s undergraduate population.

With support from the Routh First-Generation Center in the Office for Student Success, and the Office of the President, among others, First-Generation Week will showcase the many different perspectives of these students, faculty and staff.

Each day’s theme will feature mini-profiles from students and employees along with events around the university.

Events include:

First-Generation Poster Gallery Walk
Nov. 7–11
MSC 12th Man Hallway, closest to the south side doors near the 12th Man statue
Posters will be displayed Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-11 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

College Day Celebrations 
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Check your Texas A&M email or college websites for more information.

Supporting First-Gen Students in the Classroom & Beyond
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
RSVP here
(This event is only available to faculty and staff.)

First-Generation Celebration hosted by Routh First-Gen Center, Office for Student Success
Thursday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Simpson Drill Field

Media contact: Lesley Henton,

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