USG Events and Opportunities


First Gen CelebrationFirst Generation Celebration Flyer
Friday, November 6, 2020

On Friday, November 6, 2020, first generation students and professionals joined together for USG's First Gen Celebration to learn keys to success, how to find and access resources, and celebrate what it means to be FIRST! This event was in collaboration with the USG Trailblazers - a first gen student organization at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) that is open to everyone. Watch the replay of the event below.


Lunch with Trailblazers
Monday, November 2, 2020

This event took place on Monday, November 2, 2020 via Zoom. The Trailblazers met with other first generation students on campus to discuss how the semester is going (highs and lows) and learn about the resources and tools other students are using.


About the Trailblazers Student Organization

The USG Trailblazers are a first generation student organization (first to attend college in their families) and their goals are to support other generation students by providing community, mentorship and resources. To learn more about the orgnization and its impact on students, read a recent blog post by one of our student members, Larisa Ketcha, a University of Maryland, College Park Biological Sciences student at USG.

Would you like to join?! Please contact Meredith Cordero (President) at to get involved.

Other Resources

The following links are to several other resources online that may be of interest and help to first generations students.