First-Gen at Iowa Awards & Recognition Ceremony

At the University of Iowa, a first-generation student is a student who does not have a parent or legal guardian who completed a four-year degree, and approximately 1 in 5 UI students identify as first-generation. The annual awards ceremony is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our first-generation community and their many accomplishments. The ceremony, which coincides with the University of Iowa's participation in the National First-Generation College Celebration, also features the presentation of the 1stGen@Iowa Awards. These awards recognize first-generation student achievements as well as outstanding advocacy and support efforts of faculty and staff.  

2022 Ceremony Information

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Reception from tba, followed by the ceremony

Keynote Speaker:

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An ASL interpreter will be provided for this event. 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 any of these events, please contact the host department or Angie Lamb in advance at or (319) 335-2062.


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