by First-Gen+ Center


Mon, Nov 7, 2022 9:00 AM –

Fri, Nov 11, 2022 5:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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The First-Gen+ Center is excited to announce our First-Gen Week, celebrating, centering, and empowering our first-generation Patriots!

Kicking off on Monday, November 7th, the First-Gen+ Center has planned a host of events celebrating our first-generation college students here at Mason. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to all events as we center the narratives and experiences or our students through open discussion, community building, and meaningful engagement.


Past Events

Fri, Nov 10, 2023
12:00 AM – 12:00 PM
GMU's Campus
First-Gen Friday T-Shirt Day

Represent your first-gen pride by wearing your first-gen t-shirt on campus!

Mon, Nov 06, 2023
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUB l Quad
First-Gen Week Kickoff and T-Shirt Giveaway

In celebration of First-Gen Week, the First-Gen+ Center will be giving away t-shirts and other surprises for students that identify as first-gen.

Fri, Nov 11, 2022
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Skyline Fitness Center - Transportation Provided to Alexandria
First Gen+ Indoor Rock Climbing with Sportrock!

First Gen+ students, join us for an indoor rock climbing event at Sportrock in Alexandria. We will meet on the Fairfax Campus at Skyline Fitness Center at 10:30 am and travel together (transportation provided!) to Alexandria. We'll have guides there to belay with us and climb from around 11 am to 1 pm. We'll return to campus around 1:30 pm. No climbing experience necessary! :) We will provide climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets so all you need to bring are clothes comfortable to climb in, water and some snacks! We are limited to 10 participants for this trip - the first 10 to sign up will be registered and if anyone drops we will follow up with those on the waitlist. We are excited for this collaboration between the First Gen+ Center and Mason Recreation/Outdoor Adventures! :)

2 Spots Left
Thu, Nov 10, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Online Event
Zoom link
First Gen Week: First Gen in the Workplace

Join the Department of Global and Community Health and three Master of Public Health alumni to discuss what's it's like in the real world of work as a first-gen graduate.

Wed, Nov 09, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Corner Pocket
First-Gen+ Center x First Gen Mason HUB Takeover

Who doesn't love a little friendly competition? Play games, share laughs, and even have a chance to win a prize during our First Gen HUB takeover!

Co-sponsored with F1rst Gen @ Mason

Tue, Nov 08, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Private Location (register to display)
Honors College First-Gen Student Lunch

First-Gen students in the Honors College are invited to lunch to connect and celebrate each other.

7 Spots Left
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUB 1, Meeting Room 3B
Cookies and Conversations with CAPS

A discussion with Counseling and Psychological Services about destigmatizing seeking mental health support, and information about CAPS services.

Tue, Nov 08, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Online Event
First-Gen+ Center Scholarship Workshop

School can be expensive! Tune into our Scholarship workshop to learn from professionals and current students about finding, applying for, and using scholarships to ease the financial burden of your college education.

Tue, Nov 08, 2022 11:30 AM
Thu, Nov 10, 2022 1:30 PM
SUB 1, Suite 2400, Multipurpose Room
First-Gen Experience Quilt

Join us over the course of the week as we construct our first-gen experience quilt. Make your own quilt square about your personal first- gen experience and what it means to you

Stop by SUB I, Suite 2400 Multipurpose Room starting Tuesday, November 8th through Thursday, November 10th from 11:30AM-1:30PM, to create your own square!

Mon, Nov 07, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Online Event
Zoom link
Preparing for Grad School Entrance Exams

Please join us to learn information about common graduate standardized exams such as the GRE, GMAT, Praxis, MCAT, and LSAT. During this session you will understand how to create and stick to a study plan to prepare for one of these exams, identify effective memorization strategies, and learn how to concentrate for long periods of time. Finally, you will understand what to expect on test day and practice how to overcome feelings of self-doubt.

Mon, Nov 07, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUB l Quad
First-Gen Week Kickoff and T-Shirt Giveaway

In celebration of First-Gen Week, the First-Gen+ Center will be giving away t-shirts and other surprises for students that identify as first-gen.

Mon, Nov 07, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Hub Room 1014
Contemporary Student Services Game Night: First-Gen Week

Come down to the Hub room 1014 and play games with us from 5 pm-7 pm every Monday.

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