Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs

I’m First Celebration

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.

In November, Western Connecticut State University joins 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 have the opportunity to share their own personal experiences as First-Generation college students, and the impact that experience has had on their lives.

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

203-837-8801                                         PCAAP@wcsu.edu                              Warner Hall 103

 

2022 Celebration

On Monday, November 7, 2022, Western Connecticut State University will join in a day of celebration with other colleges across the nation that are engaged in a number of different activities, highlighting First-Generation students on campus. Students, faculty, and administration will have the opportunity to share their own personal experiences as a First-Generation college student, and the impact that experience has had on their lives.

 

11:00 AM – Please gather at the Higgins Hall Patio – Dr. Beran’s Welcoming Remarks

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM:  Students, faculty, and administration will share their experiences

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 Warner Hall, Room 103 to obtain a shirt and/or buttons.

 

2021 Celebration

 

2020 Celebration

 

2019 Celebration