Signature Events

First-Gen Fest

With the First-Gen student population at UTSA being 45% of the student population, the First-Generation & Transfer Student Council coordinates a week-long experience that promotes first-generation community awareness for students, faculty and staff.

Held annually around November 8 in conjunction with First-Generation College Student Celebration Day, First-Gen Fest promotes a culture of visibility for the first-generation community at UTSA that displays the unique strengths, experiences, and achievements that these students bring to the university. This program ends with a one-day First-Gen Institute for faculty & staff that educates university partners in connecting, collaborating, and empowering first-gen students. Join us for a week of celebration, community building, engagement, and fun! 

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Transfer Student Week

With the Transfer student population at UTSA being roughly 40% of the overall student population, the First-Generation & Transfer Student Council coordinates a week-long experience held annually during the third week of October in conjuction with National Transfer Student Week. This program seeks to highlight and recognize our amazing transfer students by providing programming that will promote a positive and unified community of transfer students and transfer champions – faculty and staff. Transfer Student Week encourages all transfer students to take full advantage of the resources and activities that UTSA provides. Join us for a week of learning, engagement, and fun!