First-Generation Day

Save the date: November 7, 2019

IUPUI First-Generation Week is a chance to celebrate students, faculty, and staff at IUPUI who are the first in their families to attend and to graduate college!

View the full schedule for the day 

See the events schedule for a week of festivities during November 2–9.

Get involved

All divisions, schools, offices, and programs across IUPUI are invited to participate in the celebration in whatever way they can. You might hold an event, send a special note to your first-generation students, highlight a student or two on social media, or even set up a table somewhere on campus to hand out swag. We’ve compiled a list to get you thinking, or check out last year's events.

Once you’ve decided how you will participate, reach out to the committee at to continue planning and to be added to the events schedule.

Ready to register your event? Follow the link below to fill out the necessary information.

Register now 

Share your experience

Are you a first-generation student? We're looking to feature stories about their experiences of first-generation students at IUPUI. 

Tell us about your experience

First-generation committee

Ready to do even more? Join IUPUI’s first-generation committee to help explore the experiences of first-generation students and to continue shaping our campus to be a welcoming and supportive environment for students who are first in their families to attend college. While the weeklong celebration is important and a part of the committee’s focus, we’re also committed to the other 51 weeks in the year and all of the experiences that students have as students.

Learn about the committee

Last year

Last year, IUPUI celebrated its inaugural First-Generation Day on November 8, 2018. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff celebrated first-gens at the campuswide celebration in the Campus Center and at dozens of events across the campus. Check out the photos from last year’s party.

Students celebrate first-gen at the campuswide celebration in the IUPUI Campus Center. View more photos on Flickr

2018 by the numbers


97faculty and staff

20+events held across campus

We want you

Get involved with first-gen at IUPUI—whether you want to hold an event, serve on the committee, or have your own idea. Connect with our committee to learn more about how to participate!

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