Vanderbilt to celebrate first-generation students Nov. 3–11

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the undergraduate student organizations FirstVU and QuestBridge Vanderbilt as well as the Network First-Gen initiative, invites members of the Vanderbilt community to participate in First-Generation Appreciation Week Nov. 3–11.  



The Center for First-Generation Student Success initiated this nationwide event to honor the resilience, motivation and accomplishments of first-generation students and graduates at colleges and universities across the country.  

This year Vanderbilt is hosting five events, both virtually and in person, to recognize and celebrate first-generation college students and allies to this community.   

Complete this form to RSVP for any event and reserve your #ProudToBeFirst or #ISupportFirst t-shirt. Registration closes on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. CT 
Graduating First-Gen and Becoming a Graduate Student: First Generation Student Panel 
Sarratt 189 

Friday, Nov. 4–Monday, Nov. 7 
Digital Scavenger Hunt for First-Generation Students 
Takes place online

Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. CT 
National First-Gen Day Faculty/Staff Networking Reception 
Multicultural Community Space 

Thursday, Nov. 10, at noon CT 
Straddling Class in the Academy: Discussing the First-Gen Identity 
Online (via Zoom) 

 Friday, Nov. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. CT 
Paint and Sip 
19th and Grand Building 

For more information about each event and to RSVP, contact