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2019 National First-Generation College Celebration

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019

Join us for the 2019 National First-Generation College Celebration as we highlight Carolina’s first-generation undergraduate and graduate/professional student community!


Thursday, November 7
“Home for the Holidays” Workshop

The Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave

Join us for a workshop and discussion led by Erinn Scott and Malini Basdeo, leaders of the CAPS “First in the Family” group.  How, as first-generation undergraduate or graduate students, can we navigate the homestretch of the end of the semester along with going home for the holidays or staying here in the area?

Friday, November 8
Tabling in the Pit
Carolina Student Union, 209 South Rd

Celebrate Carolina’s First-Generation undergraduates and graduate/professional students with snacks and swag in the Pit!

Documentary Screening of Unlikely
Carolina Student Union, 209 South Rd

Join us for a free screening of “Unlikely” as part of the 2019 National First-Generation College Celebration.  The film will be shown in the Carolina Union Auditorium and snacks will be served.

Set in the cities of Akron, Atlanta, Boston, and Los Angeles, five individuals failed by America’s higher education system fight for a second chance at opportunity.  For more information on the film, go to the Unlikely home page.  A brief facilitated conversation will be led by leaders from Carolina F1RSTS and Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS.


More information on the National First-Generation College Celebration here.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized as a National First Forward Advisory Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation.