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Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs

I’m First 2019

The concept of a “First-Generation” student was introduced into federal policy by the passage of Higher Education Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965.  As a result of this amendment, we have the opportunity to celebrate those who have made huge strides in this country to be the first to attend college.

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Western Connecticut State University will join in a day of celebration with other colleges across the nation who are engaged in a number of different activities to highlight First Generation students on campus.


Students, faculty, and administration will have the opportunity to share their own personal experiences as First-Generation college students, and the impact that experience has had on their lives.


10:00 AM Please gather at the Higgins Hall Patio
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Students, faculty, and administration will share their experiences
12:00 PM Musical performance by current WCSU first-generation music majors
1:50 PM First-Generation students and graduates group picture
2:00 PM Event concludes

Light Refreshment will be provided.

If you are a First-Generation student or graduate, please stop by the Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs in Berkshire Hall, Room 016 to obtain a shirt and/or button.


If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs Department.


203-837-8801                                         PCAAP@wcsu.edu                              Berkshire Hall, Room 016