Posted: 11/04/22

First Gen Week Celebrated Nov. 7 – 10 at TAMIU


First Gen Week Logo

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) celebrated and recognized First Gen students as part of a dedicated week-long series of events,  Monday, Nov. 7 – Thursday, Nov. 10.

Organized through the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement, first-generation (First Gen) students are defined as individuals with parents who have not earned a four-year degree.

First Gen students are defined in other ways, as well. To view those additional definitions and to read First Gen student and faculty spotlights, visit https://go.tamiu.edu/firstgen. 

First Gen Week included a series of activities open to the TAMIU community, with events aimed at supporting first-gen students with the academic and professional services needed to succeed.

Scheduled First Gen Week activities included:

Monday, Nov. 7 – First Gen giveaway with CAB, 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Breezeway; an Elevator Pitch Workshop, 1 – 2 p.m. at Student Center 225; and a Cording Ceremony for First Gen students, 6 – 9:30 p.m. at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall. 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Resource Fair, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Student Center Rotunda; Student/Faculty Mixer, 3 – 5 p.m. at the Student Center Rotunda; and First Gen Rocks painting activity, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Student Center Patio.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Coffeehouse Wednesday featuring Alan González, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Student Center 114 and a Student Organization Fair, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Student Center Rotunda.

Thursday, Nov. 10 – LinkedIn Workshop, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Western Hemispheric Trade Center 104; First Gen Tote Bag DIY, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center Patio; and Buenas! I am First Gen!, 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Academic Innovation Center 126.

First Gen students can also visit a dedicated FAQ site for more information at https://www.tamiu.edu/precollege/trio/first-gen/faq.shtml.

Additional information is available from the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 956.326.2280, email sole@tamiu.edu, or by visiting offices in Student Center 224.

Registration for Wintermester and Spring 2023 classes at TAMIU is underway online via UConnect. To learn more about TAMIU’s Registration processes, visit the dedicated Registration Hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration. 

More on the University’s story is available at tamiu.edu and on the University’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.