Columbus First Generation Celebration

First Generation Celebration

Join the Buckeyes First Student Organization in a celebration of the first-generation college student identity on Sunday, November 8 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm virtually through zoom. Students, faculty, and staff come together to reflect, build community, and celebrate the experiences of being first-generation at The Ohio State University. Dr. Melissa Shivers, Vice President of Student Life, will provide a keynote message. We will also share opportunities for engagement around first-generation support beyond first-gen day.  For further questions regarding the first-generation celebration, please contact

 Please RSVP by Friday Nov. 6 at:


First Generation Week-Long Celebration

The Buckeyes First Student Organization will be celebrating the first-generation identity all week. Check out these additional engagement opportunities available through the week of Nov. 2-Nov. 8:

Monday Nov. 2 – First Generation Resource Fair

Join the Buckeyes First Student Organization to engage in meaningful conversation with Ohio State faculty and staff about resources uniquely created for first-gen students as well as resources students can learn how to better take advantage of.

RSVP to the Resource Fair by Sunday, Nov. 1:


Thursday Nov. 5 – First Generation Panel

Join the Buckeyes First Student Organization on Thursday, Nov. 5 for a panel experience. You’ll hear from first-gen graduate students, faculty/staff, alumni, and more.

 RSVP to the First Gen Panel by Wednesday Nov.


Follow the Buckeyes First IG account (@BuckeyesFirst) for updates regarding tabling and our social media campaign.

We look forward to having you celebrate with us! To learn more about the history of first generation day and how other universities are celebrating across the nation, check out the Center for First Generation Student Success Website.


Contact for further questions or concerns or Sly , the Buckeyes First Student Org President.