A Pre-Orientation Event for First Generation Students and their Guests First Connections
Wednesday, August 25th – Thursday, August 26th, 2021
All incoming first-generation* students are invited to participate in a pre-orientation program designed to celebrate the significance of embarking on their college journey. Students and their family members or guests will have an opportunity to connect with one another and with first generation faculty and staff members. There will be opportunities to have questions answered, to begin building a sense of community, and to learn about all the resources available that support students’ success. This event is free for first generation students and up to three family members or guests. Additional guests are welcome to register for a small fee.
Students will move into their residence hall between 9-11am on Wednesday, August 25. Programming will begin that day and run through mid-day on Thursday, August 26. First Connections programming includes a special celebratory dinner, small group discussions, and parallel programs for parents and guests. Attendees will then be joining the All Student Orientation activities on Thursday, August 26th at the 3:30 Welcome Session.
* First generation students are those whose parents or guardians have not graduated from a 4-year college in the United States.