FGP offers a variety of events throughout the year, including:

  • Academic and professional networking opportunities
  • Dinners and other social events
  • Presentations by first generation speakers
  • Community service and volunteer initiatives
  • Opportunities for students to meet with first generation MIT faculty and administrators 

You can also read about some of our other recent events to learn what we have done earlier this semester.

Senior Recognition Ceremony

FGP hosted its second ever Recognition Ceremony to celebrate first generation seniors on Wednesday, May 11th. Twenty-five students were recognized by MIT first generation faculty, including Dean Dennis Freeman, Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Professor Paul Lagace, FGP Faculty Advisor and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems. Dean Freeman and Professor Lagace congratulated the students and urged them to reflect on their accomplishments and acknowledge family, friends, and mentors who helped them along the way.

Dean Dennis Freeman, senior Natzem Lima, and junior Brad Bachu

Dean Dennis Freeman, Natzem Lima, and Brad Bachu

Class of 2016 first generation students

Class of 2016 first generation students and MIT faculty

Class of 2016 first generation students

Soon to be graduates model their FGP Commencement Sashes