This year Furman enrolled 77 students seeking to become the first generation of their immediate family to pursue a 4-year degree. You can help welcome them by participating in the First-Gen First Friday program.

On the first Friday of classes as well as each month this fall, we’re encouraging faculty and staff to wear t-shirts in support of first-generation students.  The Center for Inclusive Communities is providing shirts to faculty and staff who are first-generation college graduates themselves (commonly defined as neither parent/caregiver earned a four-year degree) and those who are not first-gen but still want to show their support.

T-shirts will be distributed, for those who do not already have one, in Trone Student Center on Wednesday, October 5 from 11:00-2:00.

First-Gen First Friday Dates (wear the shirt) are:

  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

For more information please e-mail Michelle Horhota.