Let's celebrate being First!

We are so excited to celebrate during the National First-Generation College Celebration on Tuesday, November 8, 2022! Being the first in your family to get a 4-year college degree - being a first-generation student - is something to be proud of. In fall 2021 first-generation students made up 22% of undergraduate students at Oregon State University in Corvallis and Ecampus and 25% in Bend - that's over 6,000 students! Please join us at two events celebrating first-generation students held at the SEC Plaza and Valley Library between 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on November 8, and contribute your voice to the growing presence of first-gen students at OSU.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by November 1 to the First! Committee by emailing [email protected].

First-Gen Shared Mural Project

Drop by the First! table in the SEC Plaza to get creative and add your story of being the first in your family to go to college for the First-Gen Shared Mural Project! We are partnering with the Craft Center and paint, brushes, collage materials and other art supplies will be provided. You don't want to miss the free cookies! The final mural project will be displayed on the 3rd floor of Waldo Hall.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8

Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: SEC Plaza

Who: First-generation students, faculty, and staff welcome!

Break the Code

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Have you noticed all the different words that you have to learn just to find your way through classes, paying your bills, and everything else on campus? Join us for FREE PIZZA to help “Break the Code” for other first-gen students. Together we will be reviewing class documents to identify some of that college-specific language! No expertise needed!

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Valley Library, Willamette Room

Who: First-generation students!