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2019-2020 Events 


First-Generation Student Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

12:00-1:30 pm

Description: Join First Year Experience and the campus community to welcome all incoming first-generation (students whose parents have not completed a four-year degree) students. You will hear from other first-generation students, faculty and staff. We are all here to support your journey at CSUSB. Welcome to the first-gen community! Food and giveaways provided! 

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Transitioning to College: Addressing Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, October 10, 2019

5:30-6:30 pm

Description: Many first-time college students experience feelings of stress and anxiety as they transition into their new educational environment. Unfamiliar peers, professors, and academic expectations can often make you feel like you don’t belong or that you aren’t meant to be in college. You absolutely are! These feelings are often described as “imposter syndrome” and can result in students struggling academically and socially. Join the I’m First Alliance and the Vice President of Student Affairs to discuss how to combat this familiar challenge. Learn strategies for preventing or overcoming these feelings when they arise.


Embracing your Cultural and Social Capital

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:30-1:30 pm

Description: You have a lot to offer based on your experiences, backgrounds and perspectives! This workshop will assist first-generation students with exploring, understanding and cultivating the many strengths and talents you bring into the university. Learn how to apply them personally, academically, and beyond.


First-Generation Faculty Journeys

Thursday, October 24, 2019

12:00-1:00 pm

Description: Did you know some of your CSUSB professors were also first-generation students? Hear about their educational journey and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. You may have a lot more in common than you think!


Preparing for Success: Registration and Finals

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

12:00-1:00 pm (Session #1)

5:30-7:30 pm (Session #2)

Description: Your first set of finals are right around the corner (didn’t the quarter go by fast?!) You may also have presentations, papers, group projects or take home finals. Do you want to learn strategies to help you prepare? Join the I’m First Alliance and the Coyote PLUS program to give you finals preparation advice to ensure your academic success for your first quarter of college. You can and will SUCCEED but let us help you along the way. Make a plan now so you can plan out the rest of your quarter and Thanksgiving Break. You do not want to wait until the last minute to prepare.


First-Generation Parent and Family Workshop

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:00-8:00 pm 

Workshop Description:Going to college, working, getting involved and having family obligations can be a challenging balancing act. Trying to help your parents or family members understand what you are experiencing or overall communication can prove to be a difficult task. The I’m First Alliance invites you AND your parents or guardians to dialogue about this transition. Your family members may need just as much information or guidance in this process. Let’s talk about it together! (Session will be available in both English and Spanish).