First Generation Student Celebration Today!

Ithaca Firsts (from the Office of New Student and Transition Programs) is so excited to celebrate First Generation Student Celebration Day on Thursday, Nov. 8!

We can’t wait to celebrate all of the wonderful achievements of our first-generation community at Ithaca College.

At Ithaca College, first-generation college students are those who will be the first in their family to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year residential college. Being the first in your family to attend college can come with many challenges but it also comes with resilience, independence, and motivation to succeed.

In Ithaca College’s student population, 848 students identify as first-generation. We are so proud of the work that you have done so far and we can’t wait to see all of the great things you will do in the world!

Ready to celebrate all things first-gen? Check out tomorrow’s events below:

  • Meet some Ithaca Firsts and learn more about the first-generation community on campus at our table in the Campus Center Lobby Thursday, from 9am-12pm
  • Join us for a dessert reception in Klingenstein Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 8th 12:00-1:00pm to receive some Ithaca Firsts giveaways and mingle with other first-generation students, faculty, and staff members in our community.