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In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success launched the First-Generation College Celebration, a day for institutions to celebrate students, faculty and staff who are the first members of their family to attend college.

This year, this day falls on November 8. Since first-generation students make up a big part of the Adelphi campus community, we’ll be celebrating current and former first-gen students with events throughout the week of November 9. We’ll also be sharing their stories on social media using #CelebrateFirstGen.

We invite our first-gen students, alumni, faculty and staff to tell us their stories by emailing us at firstgen@adelphi.edu. We invite everyone in the community to join the Center for Career and Professional Development; the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Center for Student Involvement (CSI); the Office of Alumni Relations; and the Office of University Admissions for these virtual events.

First-Gen Trivia!

Monday, November 9, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Hosted by CSI

There is a long list of influential celebrities, politicians and public figures who were first-generation college students. Test your knowledge about these first-gen superstars and play for the chance to win prizes.

First-Gen Student Panel and Mixer

Monday, November 9, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by CSI

Hear from student leaders who are first-generation students and learn about their experiences at Adelphi.

Prep for Career Discovery Day

Monday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Hosted by the Mentoring Program and the Center for Career and Professional Development, in collaboration with MENTOR New York.

Students will join a one-hour networking workshop led by trainers from MENTOR New York. It’s a great way to prepare for Career Discovery Day, where you’ll be able to explore different career paths and hear from young professionals about their career journeys.

Career Discovery Day

Friday, November 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Mentoring Program and the Center for Career and Professional Development, in collaboration with MENTOR New York and Ocrolus

Explore career paths and network with young professionals from the financial infrastructure company Ocrolus, who will tell you about their career journeys and their experience in the financial industry.

Learn more about how Adelphi supports first-generation students, the annual National First-Generation College Celebration, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success.

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