Alumni

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Terrier F1RSTS – The First-Generation Network

Be part of the BU first-gen community by signing up for BU Connects and joining the Terrier F1RSTS – The First-Generation Network subgroup.  Build your network with fellow first-gen alumni, undergraduate/graduate/professional students, faculty, staff, and allies; and watch for special events and mentoring opportunities with current first-gen students.

Not sure if you’re a Terrier F1RST alum?  Check out the definitions below:

  • Undergraduate alum – an alum whose parents/guardian/caregivers did not earn bachelor’s degrees, although elder siblings or cousins may be attending college already or have earned four-year degrees
  • Graduate/Professional alum – an alum whose parents/guardians/caregivers did not earn a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree, such as a JD or MD.

News

First-Gen Graduation Pinning Ceremony 2024

First-Generation Graduation Pinning Ceremony 2024 Graduation is always a reason to celebrate, but it’s an especially proud occasion for first-generation students. Before Commencement each May, we hold a pinning ceremony to celebrate BU’s first-gen graduates. Each student participating in the ceremony invites a guest—a family member or other supporter—who will have the honor of “pinning” […]

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Memorial Day - Newbury Center Closed

Day: Monday May 27th Time: All Day

Terrier F1RSTS Advocates Module III Training for Faculty & Staff

Day: Thursday Jun 6th Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Newbury Center Closed for Remodel and Expansion

Day: Tuesday Jun 11th Time: All Day

Juneteenth - Newbury Center Closed

Day: Wednesday Jun 19th Time: All Day

Independence Day - Newbury Center Closed

Day: Thursday Jul 4th Time: All Day

Terrier F1RSTS Advocates Module III Training for Faculty & Staff

Day: Wednesday Jul 24th Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Terrier F1RSTS Advocates Module III Training for Faculty & Staff

Day: Tuesday Aug 13th Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
First-gen Grad & Professional Students

Welcome & Orientation for First-Generation Graduate & Professional Students

Day: Monday Sep 9th Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm STH Community Room (B24)