First Generation Student Success

This seminar will bring new Highline students together to connect with campus resources and build a community of support for new Highline students. Students will participate in team and community building activities throughout the day and learn success strategies to navigate their first quarter at Highline College. Our experience will be tailored to students who are first-generation college students. First-Generation College Student is defined as students whose parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree.

Date, Time & Location:

Tuesday, September 20th 9am-1pm
Highline College, Building 2

Target Audience: First-generation and new college students (newly enrolled, Spring, Summer or Fall 2016).

How to Apply: In order to participate, you must apply by completing the form link below. You will be contacted to inform your status to the program. Due to limited space, we will not be able to accept all students who apply. We recommend you apply as soon as possible.

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Goals of the Experience:

  • Students will be provided a College Success Roadmap/Passport and learn how to navigate campus resources
  • Students will become familiar with Highline support services and have the opportunity to speak with staff and student representatives
  • Students will meet other new first-generation college students and participate in community building activities
  • Students will meet with Highline College peer navigators and receive insight about how to be a successful first-generation college student

Certificate of Participation: Students who participate in the seminar will receive a Highline College New Student Experience Seminar Certificate of Participation.

Light Refreshments in the Morning and Lunch Provided.

Questions? Contact TRiO Director, Ay Saechao, 206-592-3303.

8:50amDoors Open, Check-in and Refreshments
9:15amIntroduction and Welcome – TRiO Director & VP of Student Services
9:20amGoal and Overview of Today: Being First-Generation
9:25amBreak Out Sessions – 2 Sessions Occurring Simultaneously
Session 1: 9:25-10:25am
Session 2: 10:30-11:30am
Session Topics:
1) Small Group Activity/Discussion: First-Gen Identity Discussion
2) Team Building Activity
11:30amBreak and Lunch
NoonStudent Panel Discussion
12:45pmCertificate Presentation and Closing
1pm Passport Activity Overview & Quick Plugin MRC, Advising, TRiO, AANAPISI and MESA
1:15pmCampus Tour (Optional)