First-Generation College Student Celebration

First Generation Proud

National First-Generation College Student Day is Tuesday, November 8. You are invited to join us as we celebrate the success and presence of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff at Minneapolis College.  

This year, we are hosting events virtually & in person. You can also participate by completing this brief form, to share a little bit about your First Gen Proud story with us, which will then be posted on this webpage!

In-person and Virtual Events 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Join us in the T-Plaza T.1400 for First-Generation Student resource tables, and selfie station.  Stop by the Library to see the display honoring First-Generation College Students. 
  • 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. |  Introduction to Student Support Center and Resources for Students | In-person T.2400 and Zoom Room
    Learn about some of the services provided by the Student Support Center, including counseling, housing navigators, the food pantry, support for student parents, childcare assistance, Hennepin County benefits, emergency grants, student conduct and complaints. 
  • 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Minneapolis College Website Digital Treasure Hunt | In-person T.3700
    An In-Person-virtual scavenger hunt on the Minneapolis College website. Not only will they learn to navigate our website and our many resources in a fun and tangible way, earn snacks and swag while doing so!
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Minneapolis College Website Digital Treasure Hunt | Zoom Room 
    A virtual scavenger hunt on the Minneapolis College website. Not only will they learn to navigate our website and our many resources in a fun and tangible way, earn swag while doing so! 
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. |  Explore Your Career Option! Career workshop | In-person T.2400 and Zoom Room 
    We will highlight the career development stages and our services.  In addition, you will get an opportunity to outline a career development plan that aligns with your current major and career choices. 
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. |  Hidden Treasures of the Library | In-person L.1200 and  Zoom Room 
    Where is one of the largest zine collections in Minnesota? Where can I reserve a room to study by myself or with others? Where do I access class materials on reserve? Where can I get help with my research project? ANSWER: The Library! Come to this session to learn more about how to connect with us in person and virtually.
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Group Photo Opportunity for all First Generation Staff, Faculty & Students | In Person T.1400 Selfie Station 
  • 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. |  First-Gen Proud Panel  | In-person T.1400 and Zoom Room
    The First-Gen Proud Panel is a mix of Minneapolis College's staff and students who were the first to go to college. Come listen to their lived experiences and advice for overcoming the challenges of higher education. Moderated by Dean of Students Beck Nordin, featuring President Pierce, Faculty Hope Doerner, Student Complaint and Conduct Officer Bryce Gloppen, TRIO student Asho Haji, Jerry Sirisavath, and alumnus, Jeremiah Rotich. 
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. |  Need Money for College! Financial Literacy Workshop |  In-person T.2400 and Zoom Room
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to getting free federal financial aid to pay for your education.  The FAFSA is also required for most types of financial aid, including scholarships!  Financial Literacy is as important in life as the other basics.  Good money management is good life management.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. |  Study Skills Workshop | In-person T.3200
    How can we make study time less frustrating and more productive?  This session will help you discover your unique strengths, organize your time, and develop valuable study skills.  You will see what works best for you and make your plan for college success! 

If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 612-659-6730 or accessibility@minneapolis.edu. Minneapolis College is an equal opportunity employer and educator and member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.