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First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!
First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!
WhenThursday, Jun 13, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus roomRoom 145
Event typesSpecial Events, Student Activities
Event sponsors
  • Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School
  • First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board

First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Doors open at 4 pm)
HUB 145, Seattle Campus
RSVP for this free event.

All current first-generation graduate students* are cordially invited to this year-end celebration, whether you are graduating very soon or continuing in your grad program! Attend this event to build community with peers and to celebrate your milestones—no matter how big or small. Staff, faculty, and students’ family members are welcome! Free and delicious food and refreshments will be provided.

*A first-generation graduate student is in the first generation of their family to earn a Bachelor’s degree—and is now working towards a graduate degree.

Selfie Station
Take a selfie with friends and family at the selfie station from 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm!

Welcome Remarks
Core Programs in The Graduate School

Guest Speakers
- Janiece Rustin, MJ Candidate, UW School of Law & GPSS Senator
- Gilbert Martinez, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physiology and Biophysics, UW School of Medicine

Pinning Ceremony (for students graduating Spring '19, Summer '19, and Autumn '19)
Faculty Pinner: Jane Van Galen, Professor in Educational Studies, UW Bothell

This event is co-organized by Core Programs in The Graduate School and the First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board.


The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or send an email.

Photos will be taken during this event. Images may be posted on Core Programs websites, facebook pages, and graduate student outreach materials. Please feel free to contact Core Programs' staff at, if you have any questions or feedback.…
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