First-Generation Day at Westminster College

Westminster College was named a First Forward institution by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA), a recognition program acknowledging higher-education institutions for their commitment to first-generation student success. To celebrate, Westminster's Student Diversity and Inclusion Center is hosting activities for national First-Generation Day around the theme "Assets over deficits: What first-generation students contribute to higher education."

Event Schedule

Campus Training (for faculty and staff)

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
4–6:00 p.m.
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, room 228

Professional development training for Westminster faculty and staff. Supporting students via all the touch points of the student life cycle ensures their success. In this training, you'll learn how to use an asset-based framework when working with first-generation students.

Register for the campus training

Campus Reception (for students, faculty, staff, and allies)

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
6–7:00 p.m.
Student Diversity and Inclusion Center

Meet other Westminster first-generation students, staff, faculty and allies for an evening of fellowship. Join us as we celebrate the contributions of our first-generation community.

First-Generation Day Celebration (for students, faculty, and staff)

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
12–2:00 p.m.
Richer Commons

All Westminster faculty, staff and students are invited to get to know the first-generation students and graduates who add their valuable knowledge and experiences to our campus community. Come enjoy some 'smores and other yummy things to roast and take a picture at the photo booth with Griff.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
12–1:00 p.m.
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium

Rep. Angela Romero (D-Salt Lake City) will share her experience as a first-generation student who leveraged her education to become a community leader and advocate in her keynote address "Community Supported Excellence: A First-Generation Narrative with Rep. Angela Romero." This event is free and open to the public.

Register for the keynote address