National First-Generation College Student Week

masked student holding a graduation frame
UAF photo by JR Ancheta
A UAF first-gen student poses before picking up their first-gen cord for commencement.

Nov. 4, 2021

UAF is celebrating first-generation students during National First-Gen College Student Week, Nov. 8-12. Find out more on the First-Gen AK page, and join us for these activities!

  • Monday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Grab some first-gen merchandise and get your picture taken in Dine 49!
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.: Esports gaming: Throwback games in the esports lounge!
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.: First-gen pub trivia at the Pub! (Must be 21+)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m.: Giving Day in the Pub! (Must be 21+)
  • Thursday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.: EPSCoR STEM presentation with keynote speaker Thomas Hughes in the Wood Center multilevel lounge. RSVP for a free lunch is closed for this event!
  • Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.: Poetry slam in Arctic Java, hosted by Donald Crocker

Please email Claire Swanson at if you have any questions.