Recent Events

Below are highlights of prior FGP events.


Freshman Welcome Dinner

FGP held its annual Welcome Dinner for Freshmen on Monday, September 12th from 6:00-7:30pm. The event was open to all first generation freshmen from the Class of 2020 and provided students with  the opportunity to meet first generation MIT faculty, members of the FGP Student Advisory Board, and other first generation freshmen. Delicious food and interesting conversations were enjoyed by all attending.


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