Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, from 4:30-7:00PM in the Grand Foyer of the Wharton Center for Performing Arts!
The Vanderploeg First-Generation College Celebration is an annual event to celebrate students, faculty, and staff who are the first in their families to attend or graduate from a four-year institution. This event will allow for this community of scholars to come together to celebrate the strengths that they bring to MSU.
A networking reception will be hosted from 4:30PM-6PM in the Grand Foyer of the Wharton Center followed by an awards and recognition ceremony from 6-7PM in the Jackson Lounge. We hope that you will come to share time will your fellow Spartans who share in the identity of being first-generation! To RSVSP, please click here!
To nominate a student for the First-Generation Leadership and/or Innovation Award and to nominate faculty/staff who are outstanding advocates for first-gen students, please submit an award nomination form by Friday, October 27th by clicking here! The Honors College will also be recognizing first-generation student leaders separately from these awards; thanks for considering nominating students, faculty, and staff by 10/27!
This celebration is hosted as part of the First-Generation College Celebration week. Visit firstgen.msu.edu/events to learn more about this week and other events.