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First-Gen Zone training

About the Conference

First-Gen Zone is aimed at informing, empowering and mobilizing ASU faculty and staff regarding the unique experiences of first-generation college students. First-generation students comprise over 35% of the ASU undergraduate and graduate student body and are one of the fastest growing demographics in the nation.

The conference will offer research-based information, tangible tips and actionable steps to all attendees. 

  • a keynote address
  • concurrent sessions addressing a wide array of issues and opportunities
  • a first-generation student panel sharing their stories and advice
  • highlights of existing university programs and initiatives

First-Gen Zone Conference 2020 will be a free full day training held: 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020  
Memorial Union, Tempe Campus 
8:30am to 3:00pm 

Registration will open Monday, September 14, 2020 


Our Sponsors


Center for First-Generation Student Success, First-Forward Institution 







First-Gen Zone Sponsor Arizona Gear Up Arizona State University Sponsor

Additional ASU sponsors include: 

  • University College 
  • First-Year Success Center 
  • Access ASU 
  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering 
  • Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association 
  • Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions 


Stay Involved!

To stay updated on first-generation initiatives at ASU and this conference, please contact: 

ASU First Gen Zone Committee