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First-generation celebrations set across university

This year’s First-Generation College Celebration is Nov. 8.

The national event presented by the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-Generation Student Success has been observed annually since 2017. It’s a day to celebrate the success of first-generation college faculty, staff, students, alumni and others.

Data shows almost 21 percent of students on all IU campuses are first-generation students.

Events on Nov. 8 include:

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lower Alumni Hall, IU Kokomo. There will be free food.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Center TV Lounge, IUPUI. Other events can be found on the IUPUI events calendar.

A variety of events are planned on the IU Bloomington campus throughout the day, including plenty of free swag and food.

IU Northwest also has a variety of events planned on Nov. 8, including a kick-off and speakers from 11 a.m. to noon in the Savannah Spine. There will also be a First-Generation Fall Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Tamrack Green Firepit, featuring fall-themed refreshments. Events continue through Nov. 9, with the screening of a documentary focused on first-generation students, and Nov. 10.