Am I First-Generation?
The University of Utah defines first-generation students as students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) do not possess a bachelor's degree of four-year equivalent degree from a college or university within the US.
At the University of Utah, around 25% of our students are first-generation, and we are keenly aware of the challenges they face. Join us at the Marriott Library on April 14, 2023 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for a one-day conference to connect with other first-generation students; to share stories about the first-generation experience with our faculty; to learn best practices from our first-gen faculty and staff and hear their stories; to learn about campus resources, services, and spaces; and to strategize how we can work together to build a strong community of support for all first-generation students at the U.
Join the Conversation!
Participating as a Student Presenter
We would like to invite YOU to participate. Everyone is welcome, including individual presenters, pair, groups/teams, and panels. Presentation times run from 30 to 60 minutes, and there are no restrictions on your format--whether it's a slide show, a spoken word performance, a visual art--whatever works best for you!
Some potential topics might include:
Presenting as First-Gen Faculty/Staff
Presentation times run from 30 to 60 minutes. Potential topics might include:
Please submit proposals here.
Presenters & Attendees:
This event is free to the public and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and swag. Registration options coming soon!
The Office for First-Generation Access and the J. Willard Marriott Library would like to give a special thank you to the University of Utah's College of Mines & Earth Sciences, the David Eccles School of Business, the School of Cultural and Social Transformation, the College of Social Work, and the Office of Undergraduate Studies for their generous contributions to this conference.