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National First-Generation Celebration Day


On November 8, 2021, UC San Diego celebrates National First-Generation Celebration Day and the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. UC San Diego is proud to be recognized as a First-Gen Forward Advisory Institution.

Below are resources and events for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and families. 

For more information please visit the NASPA First-Generation College Celebration page. 

Visit the Council for Opportunity in Education page for nationwide events. 

Questions?  Contact Triton Firsts at

National First-Gen Day Flyer

Celebrate National First-Gen Day

Are you a First-Generation College Student? Come by Library Walk for some first-gen swag and delicious desserts!  11:30am-1:30pm at Library Walk East Lawn


First-Gen Advice

The UC San Diego Triton Firsts community shares advice for first-gen student success. Watch all four videos on YouTube, "UC San Diego Triton Firsts Advice". Read all the advice provided by the video participants in the link below.