Welcome SMC First Generation College Students!
Who are first generation college students?
- No parent in the household has a bachelor's degree from the U.S.
- Students will be the first in their family to attend college (younger siblings of older college-going siblings are still considered first-gen).
For more info, visit Defining First Generation.
Share Your Story: Tell us more about how amazing you are!
First Gen Directory: Find out more about SMC staff and faculty who were also first generation college students! (coming soon!)
First Gen Extravaganza 2020
Events: Get connected with the annual events below!
Santa Monica College Presents: The Second Annual First Gen Extravaganza
Join us from Monday, October 26 to Wednesday, October 28 to celebrate the First Generation experience and learn what it means to be a First Gen Student
All events will be on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/SMCFirstGenWeek2020
Monday, October 26
10:30 a.m - 12 p.m.: First Gen 101 (SMC Community members)
12 - 1 p.m.: Let's talk about money. Understanding Financial Wellness: First Gen edition (Peer Navigator Program)
1 - 2 p.m: The First Gen Process: Navigating college and transfer with support from Special Programs (EOPS)
Tuesday, October 27
10 - 11:15 a.m.: Time is Money: A First Gen approach to time management and career exploration (SMC Career Center)
11:15 a.m - 12:30 p.m.: The STEM Experience: A panel of First Gen STEM alumni, current students, and staff (SMC STEM Program)
12:45 - 2 p.m.: Creating your UndocuCommunity (again): Stories from First Gen transfers
Wednesday, October 28
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.: First Gen Art and Music Show
11:45 a.m - 12:45 p.m.: First Gen & _____: A conversation on intersecting identities
12:45 - 2 p.m.: First Gen Take Off! Advice from the SMC Community