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Second Annual First Gen Mixer

Institutional Inclusive Excellence – Student Initiatives in partnership with the First-Gen Proud committee invites all students who are the first in their families to complete a four-year degree to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 8th, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to come hang out.

As first-generation graduates ourselves, we know how overwhelming starting college may feel. We also remember that there were always more things to learn and new people to meet. That’s why we’ve pulled together a group of folks to talk about a range of topics from starting college to looking for your first job after graduation.

Click the link below to join us on the day of the event. Make sure to take a look at our break out rooms below. 

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Virtual Breakout Rooms

F1rst Bobcat Proud


F1rst Bobcat Proud is the on-campus student organization for first-generation Bobcats to find a sense of community and support while at Texas State. Drop in and feel free to ask those questions you’re not sure if you should already know the answers to. This room will be a student-only safe space.


Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services (SSS) is a free program for eligible first-gen students that focuses on student success. Students in the program can receive one-on-one or group tutoring, early class registration, textbook and calculator loans just to name a few resources. SSS also has a program specific for eligible science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students. Stop by to see if you qualify.


Student Support Services Association


Student Support Services Association (SSSA) is Student Support Services’ student organization and serves as the liaison between SSS participants and SSS staff members. The purpose of the SSSA is to enhance the quality of SSS programs by organizing social activities for program members that emphasize and promote diversity and equal opportunity initiatives; facilitating the Peer Pals Mentor program; coordinating community service projects; publicizing SSS throughout campus and informing SSS staff about member interest. Drop in learn what SSS is all about from the students currently in the program.


Student Involvement


There are always lots of things happening on campus and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to get connected. This breakout room will host staff from Student Affairs Campus Recreation and the Dean of Student’s Leadership program to chat about different ways to get involved on campus.


Common Experience


Each year, Texas State University presents a new academic theme, providing a number of opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to share in a Common Experience. In this room, members from the Common Experience and Common Reading Book programs will explain this year’s academic theme, Dynamics, and host a discussion of the Common Reading Book, America Like Me, edited by America Ferrera. Our Common Experience is the Nation’s number one initiative of its kind. We invite you to learn more by participating in this breakout room.


Graduate School


Once a first-gen, always a first-gen. Come and visit with current first-generation students in graduate school, and faculty and staff in the Graduate College to talk about what graduate school is like and why you may consider attending.




Once a first-gen, always a first-gen. Come and visit with first-gen professionals, and staff from the Career Center to talk about what the job search process looks like and answer questions you may have about enter the workforce as a college graduate.


Mix and Mingle


Just like any good party, sometimes it’s nice to have a space to step back to have a conversation away from the crowd. Drop in our Mix and Mingle breakout room to have a chat with others that have come by the Mixer to get connected.


For more information, please contact Dr. Toni Moreno at