The Spring Job and Internship Fair
Career Ambassadors assisted first generation students at the fair by providing a 'First Time Tour' at two designated times. Ambassadors were also available for personal tours to any student that requested one.
First Gen Kick Off, August 24
Incoming first year, first gen students and their family members enjoyed lunch, networking with faculty & staff, and recieved their West Chester's First t-shirt to kick off their first semester at WCU with a special appearance by President Fiorentino. Students also received valuable resources from financial aid, academic support services, and tips on how to get involved in the university community.
Involvement Fair, September 5
West Chester's First committee members hosted a table at the Fair, providing information to first gen students and distributing West Chester's First buttons
"What I Wish I'd Known," October 1
A panel discussion and lunch featuring current first generation student leaders, sharing information and tips with new first generation students about how to be more successful at WCU.
Family Weekend Events, October 13 - Foundation Family Picnic
A West Chester's First table was hosted at Matlack Field with first gen student leaders distrbuting t-shirts and informaition about the first gen initative.
Family Weekend Events, October 13 - "Beans with the Deans"
Academic Affairs and Student Affairs deans mixed and mingled with first gen students and their family members over a cup of coffee, and enjoyed piano music provied by one of WCU's music students.
Homecoming Weekend: Church Street Fest, November 3
Committee members hosted a table with a putting green as a part of the Homecoming festivities. Students who got a "first" -a hole in one- were entered into a drawing for a prize bag filled with WCU giveways.
Stress Less Event, November 12
Information about how to relieve stress, along with hot chocolate, temporary tattoos, and a visit from one of WCU's therapy dogs highlighted this event for first generation students