November 8th - 12th, 2021

Galveston Campus Events    

Game Night

Monday, November 8   |  6p – 9p  |  Hullabaloo Hall Lobby

Join fellow first-generation students for a night of celebration with games and pizza!


Write a Thank You Letter

Wednesday, November 10   |  6p - 8p  |  Hullabaloo Hall Lobby & TAMMAH Lobby

Write a thank you card to your family, friends, or former/current teachers who have helped you along your college path. CALS will help you mail your cards.


Movie Night

Thursday, November 11   |  8p – 11p  |  Pacific Media Lounge

Watch a movie and relax with fellow first-gen students. Movie snacks will be provided.


Coffee Talk

Friday, November 12   |  12:30p - 2p  |  MugDown Patio

End the week with informal coffee conversations and celebrations with fellow first-generation faculty, staff, and students.

Virtual Events for All Aggies    

National Virtual Event: Center for First-Generation Student Success: A  National Celebration Centering First-Gen Voices

Monday, November 8   |  3p  |  Virtual - Register here for Monday, November 8 

The Center for First-Generation Student Success will feature a panel of first-gen students and graduates sharing insight into their experience, moderated by Dr. Quintin B. Bullock, President, Community College of Allegheny County located in Allegheny Pennsylvania. It is through our understanding of the first-gen identity and experiences we may better align institution resources and support offerings to meet the unique needs of first-gen students. 


Supporting First-Generation Students in the Classroom and Beyond

Tuesday, November 9   |  12p - 1p  |  Virtual - Register here for Tuesday, November 9, 12p - 1p

While many college students may encounter challenges and difficulties during their time on campus, First-Generation Students may experience greater challenging contexts and situations as they navigate the often complex and confusing world of higher education. In this panel session, first-generation students will share some of their experiences and how instructors can better support learning and student success in the classroom and beyond.


Council for Opportunity in Education Hotard Watch Party: 2021 First-Generation College Celebration Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, November 9   |  1p - 2p  |  Virtual - Register here for Tuesday, November 9   |  1p - 2p

Council for Opportunity in Education is hosting a virtual panel discussion related to first-generation student success. This panel discussion will provide a foundation of information and inspiration that will prompt larger conversations at your institution or agency. The Routh First-Generation Center in the Office for Student Success invites all Texas A&M faculty and staff join us at Hotard Hall, room 111 to view the panel discussion and participate in a discussion after the event. 


CatalystFIRST Virtual Event: National Scholar Will Offer Insights on First-Generation Student Success

Tuesday, November 9   |  5p - 6p  |  Virtual - Register here for Tuesday, November 9   |  5p - 6p 

About the speaker: Rashné Jehangir, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and the Robert H. Beck Chair of Ideas in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. As a scholar practitioner, she is particularly interested in how research influences practice in student development, pedagogy and advising and is equally interested in how praxis informs research and illuminates gaps that are worthy of inquiry toward justice and equity. Considering the intersectionality and positionality of first-gen identity and the specific context of our institutions and programs is critical to her work.


Career Exploration with First-Generation Students Workshop

Thursday, November 11   |  12p - 1p  |  Virtual - Register here for Thursday, November 11   |  12p - 1p

The Texas A&M Career Center will equip first-generation students with career development tools that will help students search for jobs, connect with alumni, practice interviewing, and find research opportunities.  


Class Councils Panel: Advancing Traditions at Texas A&M

Thursday, November 11   |  5p - 6p  |  Virtual - Register here for Thursday, November 11   |  5p - 6p

Class Councils, as a representative body, strives to serve and unite Texas A&M University and to enhance traditions for the continual improvement of the Aggie community. Traditions that are put on by Class Councils include Fish Fest, Pull Out Day, Elephant Walk, Ring Dance, and 11-11 Day. Our mission is to build spirit by unifying the classes through Aggie Traditions.


Advancing First-Generation Student Success: First-Generation Former Texas A&M Student Panel 

Thursday, November 11   |  6p - 7p  |  Virtual - Register here for Thursday, November 11   |  6p - 7p

The Routh First-Generation Center will host a first-generation former student panel. The purpose of the student panel is to elevate the voices and experiences of first-generation college students at Texas A&M. These former Texas A&M first-generation graduates will share their experiences navigating the college environment and learning the hidden curriculum of higher education through their perspective. The Routh First-Generation Center in the Office for Student Success encourages all Texas A&M faculty and staff, and students to join us for this virtual event.