First-generation conversations: Talking about college when you go home

Published on October 25, 2018

First-Generation Conversations:
The Ups and Downs of Talking about Your College Experience When You Go Home

Thursday, November 8
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Are you a student, faculty, or staff member who identifies as a first-generation college student? The College of Public Health invites you to a free lunch and conversation as part of the UI’s National First-Generation College Celebration.

With fall break around the corner, many students will be going home and visiting with family and friends. We’d like to provide the opportunity for students and others to discuss the struggles and joys of sharing what they are doing in college with people who may or may not be able to relate.

We will have a panel of first-generation graduate and undergraduate students to help us lead an informal discussion on the first-generation experience as it relates to communicating that experience to loved ones. A full lunch will be provided, so please be sure to RSVP at:

first-generation at Iowa logoIf you are interested in serving as a student panelist, please email Katie McCullough at

We look forward to a productive and inspiring conversation!

Find more National First-Generation College Celebration events here.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.