Marquette will celebrate the National First Generation College Celebration in the first week of November 2020 with the following events to honor our first generation students.  More details will be made available for the 2020 celebration soon!

Show Our Love care package!

We are proud of our students who are the first in their families to attend college. To show our love, we are preparing care packages contents for pick-up for from the Alumni Memorial Union second floor during the following times:

  • November 4 from 10 AM to 1 PM
  • November 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Be sure to also take a picture at the first gen photo booth on the AMU 2nd floor!

More details about how you can secure your care package coming later this month to your Marquette email address!

*If a campus department is interested in participating in this program, please contact Jasmine Babineaux (, Graduate Assistant for Peer Engagement Programs in the Center for Engagement and Inclusion.

First Gen Paint NightFirst Gen Paint Night

More details and registration link coming soon!

Sponsored by Late Night Marquette in partnership with the I'm F1RST student organization.To get involved with I'm F1RST, please contact or follow on Instagram @imfirstmu.

First Gen We are Our Ancestors' Wildest DreamsFirst Gen Juniors and Seniors: Contribute to the First Gen Zine

We are seeking current juniors and seniors who have a story to tell about their experience as the first in their families to attend college and their first gen experiences at Marquette.  This will be part of a collection of personal essays to be published in the spring.  Students who are selected will be compensated.

Complete this interest form by Friday, November 13th and we will be in touch!


FAFSA completion

The FAFSA application for 2021-2022 is now open!  File today!

Get Marquette's federal code here. For step-by-step instructions about filing your FAFSA, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid's website

FAFSA Workshop Info

Instagram logo@firstgenmarquette new follower campaign!

Follow @firstgenmarquette, tag and friend, and comment on posts this week to be entered for a prize!

Didn't do as well on your midterm exams?

Sign up for assistance through the Office of Student Educational Services this week! It's not too early to prepare for finals!

Students can sign up for both academic coaching and tutoring by visiting the OSES web page and clicking the highlighted yellow "Sign up now for academic coaching and tutoring".

Mark Your Calendar!

Career Services Center

First Gen Connect event: Tuesday, November 3; 5 PM – 6:15 PM

Learn more and sign up here!

First Gen Faculty: Join the First-Gen Network

We will send you a first gen t-shirt to wear proudly for class during our annual first gen day celebration!