First-Gen Celebration Day - November 8th

November 8th has been recognized by the first Center for First-Generation Student Success as a day to celebrate first generation students.

Throughout our First-Generation Celebration, we will shine the spotlight on JSU's first-gen students, faculty/staff, and alumni through events on campus and on social media outlets. Look for inspiring stories and videos and even share your own first-gen student story or first-gen alumni story with us!

National Recognition

11 am - 2 pm

Have Questions? 
Call 256-782-5493 or email 

students participate in the first-generation dinner

Alumni Engagement Networking Dinner Honoring First-Gen Students

TMB Auditorium
6 pm - 8 pm
  • Students, join us for dinner hosted by First and Second Year Experience and Alumni Engagement Office.

  • Dinner will be provided to a maximum of 50 students. Make your reservation online

  • Dress is business casual

  • Professional dinner etiquette tips presented by various faculty, staff, and alumni

  • Learn how to network and interact with first generation graduates from JSU

  • Alumni can sponsor a student for the dinner online