National First-Generation to College Day

National First-Generation College Student Day is a dedicated occasion to celebrate the resilience, achievements, and pioneering spirit of students who will be the first in their families to complete college.

Recognizing the unique challenges they face, this day not only honors their personal and academic accomplishments but also highlights the strength and determination it takes to break familial and societal barriers.

Through this celebration, we aim to raise awareness about the experiences of first-generation college students, foster a supportive community, and advocate for resources and policies that enhance their college experience. Join us in saluting these trailblazers as they pave the way for future generations, setting precedents in academia and beyond.

National First-Generation to College Day is a national event. At West Valley College it is a campus-wide celebration organized by the TRIO – Student Support Services Program.

Join our annual celebration for National First-Generation College Day taking place on or around November 8 each year.

Last Updated 2/15/24