First Cats Family Welcome

The First Cats Family Welcome is around the corner, Aug. 29 at 1pm. We invite ALL first-generation college students (FGCS) and their family members & supporters to join us for an engaging program to welcome you into the University of Arizona’s First Cats family. At this virtual and online event, you will show your first-gen pride, hear from dynamic speakers, demystify the college experience, and connect with uplifting resources.

Log-on Now!

Mark your calendar now. Share this event with friends, family, and supporters. Rise up and represent First Cats.



*Note, this event will be streamed live as a Zoom webinar. Zoom requires you do a quick download of the program to start the webinar. We encourage you download Zoom prior to the session to make your log-on a smooth experience. Please check out this resource if you have questions about Zoom.


First Cats undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty are eager to lead you through the follow program.

  • Keynotes to Motivate and Welcome You: Here from dynamic educators and community members eager to drop some knowledge and experience with you about the first-gen journey. Here their story. Here their message. Get motivated. Feel welcome and ready for Fall 2020.
  • University of Arizona Resources: Learn about relevant and helpful resources, offices, and departments available to students now. Each of these places or tools serves as resources to help you be successful at UArizona.
  • Tips & Tools for Online Learning: Fall 2020 is going down in history when it comes to approaches to learning. Prepare yourself to be successful for a semester in various online approaches. Learn how to navigate online learning & get answers to questions on your 4 course options.
  • The Know & Now College Student Experience: Hear from current students and a parent about what it is like to be on-line, in the classroom, and more. This session is in a "reaction video" layout like your favorite YouTubers and is going to make you sigh and nod in comic relief.