November 8, 2017
Dear First Generation Longhorns,
Today, we celebrate you. November 8 is the Inaugural First Generation College Celebration, a national effort to recognize and celebrate you, and students like you.
We recognize the hard work and sacrifices you made to get to where you are today. The first generation Longhorns we meet are proud, driven, and bring with them important and unique perspectives to our campus. Thank you for everything you contribute to UT.
We recognize what your accomplishments mean to your families, friends and loved ones, as well. For many of you, coming to UT makes you a role model for younger generations in your family and within your communities. They look at you and see themselves. They, too, can pursue their dreams and get a great education. Thank you for leading by example.
We will continue to do everything we can to support you on your path to earning your degree.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Students