First Generation Symposium

I'm First Symposium

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Event Details

You're creating a fresh way forward as the first in your family to go to college. And you're not alone—about 1/3 of college students are first generation too.

It's a bold move that can set you up to land your dream job, make more money, empower others, change the future—and we want to help you get there.

Take the first step to being the first in your family with a degree. Join other first-generation students at Nebraska's I'm First Symposium.

You'll get the scoop on preparing for college, paying for school, engaging support and making your future.

Plus, by attending this event, you'll be considered for the Emerging Leaders scholarship worth $8,000 in tuition over four years.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up by February 12, 2020.

If you are under the age of 18, please have your parents/guardians complete the forms below and bring them with you on the day of the event.


Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Check-in Begins

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union (1400 R St.).

9 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

It's important to go to college, but it's also important to know how to get there. We'll discuss how earning a world-class education can be a reality and what resources will be waiting for you when you get here—from academic and financial support to health services.

9:30 a.m.

The College Admissions Process

Academic excellence, unprecedented research, unparalleled experiences, and dedicated advising are only a few of the many things setting Nebraska above the rest. Discover what Nebraska has to offer, how it can impact your future, and get a better understanding of how the college admissions process works.

10:20 a.m.

Paying for College

Going to college comes with a cost, and it's never too early to start your financial planning. This informative session is designed to give you tips to maximize your financial assistance opportunities.

11 a.m.

Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at Nebraska. We'll walk the tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

12 p.m.

Lunch and Residence Hall Tour

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls. Following lunch, visit one of Nebraska's traditional residence halls and see where you could be living.

1 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

1:30 p.m.

Closing Reception

Meet and mingle with academic colleges, Office of Admissions staff, and representatives from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

2 p.m.

Event Concludes

Closing remarks and student dismissal.

Event Contact

Parking & Location

No need to pay—we'll validate your parking before you leave.