The University of Michigan will host it’s second annual First-Gen Student week, October 28 – November 1. The week-long series of events are in support of first-generation college student success.

“First-Generation Week celebrates the contributions of first-generation students at University of Michigan’s campus,” says Adan Hussain, First-Generation Project Manager. “While there are challenges to being a first-generation college student, it’s important that we highlight the strengths they contribute to our community.”

Supported by the Office of Academic Multicultural Affairs (OAMI), Office of New Student Programs (ONSP), Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP), Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI), the second annual First-Generation Student Week provides opportunities for the University community to learn and engage with First-Generation students at the University of Michigan.

“The week highlights the many ways that first-gens blaze trails, break new ground, and innovate to make a difference within their communities.”

Additional support for FirstGen week is provided by the U-M First Year Experience (FYE), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and First-Generation College Students@Michigan.

To learn more about First-Gen Week, visit: