Presby First+ is excited to invite the PC community to join a weeklong celebration of first-gen students! Contact Dr. Joleesa Johnson for more information.
National First-Gen Week
November 4-11, 2023
List of Events
Saturday, November 4
First-Gen Football Game Pack-Out
Bailey Memorial Stadium | Noon
First-gen college students and graduates will get recognized at the home football game. Wear your Presby First+ Tshirts!
Monday, November 6
First-Gen Week Kickoff Celebration
Cornelson Center |10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Stop by our table and First Fuel Your System. There will be donuts and other small giveaways.
Kuhne Auditorium | 6-8 p.m.
Who likes to play BINGO? Come out and try your luck to see if you can win an item or two from your non-perishable grocery list!
Tuesday, November 7
Finish Strong: Game Plan for Final Exams
Neville 110 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Students are encouraged to engage with this workshop to prepare for final exams. Hosted by Dr. Karen Compton, Coordinator for Academic Success.
Strengths of Character: I Am First-Gen and I Graduated
Kuhne Auditorium | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Faculty/Staff are encouraged to engage with this workshop centered around learning more about character strengths that aided first-gen college students in attaining their 4-year degree.
First-Gen Bowling Fellowship
Spartanburg, S.C. | 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we build community with other first-gen students across colleges and universities in the Upstate area. Seats are limited.
Wednesday, November 8 - Happy National First-Gen Student Day!
Various Locations |10a.m. – 1 p.m.
Want to test your knowledge of first-gen related information and PC facts? Then lookout for the Candy Cab from 10 am – 1 pm. We will pick students up and take them to class all while asking them “trivia” questions for their chance to win some candy!
2nd Annual Presby First+ Pinning Ceremony
Edmunds Hall | 6 p.m.
All first-year, first-gen students are invited to participate in our 2nd annual pinning ceremony. We would like to officially take the time to mark your transition and accomplishments as a first-gen college student at PC!
Pancakes and Poetry
Springs Great Room | 7:30 -9:30 p.m.
Join F1RST as they host another Pancakes & Poetry event. Come armed with some original poetry of your own, or poetry to recite. Oh, there will also be pancakes!
Thursday, November 9
Selecting Your Major & Minor(s): A PC National First-Gen Week Workshop
Neville 121 | 11 a.m.
Men's Basketball Game
Templeton Gym | 7 p.m.
First-gen college students and graduates will get recognized! Let’s show up and support our Men’s Basketball team!
Friday, November 10
First-Gen Friday: Let's Grill!!
MSU House | 2 p.m.
Templeton Gym | 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 11
Women's Basketball Game
Templeton Gym | 2 p.m.