Spider FLI Events

Every semester events for first-generation and/or low-income students are organized by the staff of the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion. Follow us on Instagram @urspidersfli or join our Group Me for more information about upcoming events.

From social get-togethers to informative workshops, panels, and networking opportunities, there will be many ways to connect with your peers, as well as helpful staff, faculty, and alumni. Events will often feature free food, giveaways, and fun. We hope to see you often.

Fall, 2022 

Spiders FLI Community Gathering: An Introduction to Opportunities and Resources for First-Generation and Limited-Income Students
New Student Orientation, Friday, August 19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, THC 305.

Join us as we introduce incoming FLI students to our programs and services, to the wisdom of our returning students, and to each other, as we build connections among our FLI community. Attendance is optional but encouraged, and there will be giveaways. No RSVP is required.

Student Center for Equity and Inclusion Block Party
Friday, August 26, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Whitehurst Lawn

Everyone is invited to enjoy food, music, and fun as we kick off the year with a celebration of community. There will be brief presentations about each of our programs, including LGBTQ+ Campus Life, and Multicultural Student Programs. Spiders FLI students are invited to get your free t-shirts and other swag at the 5:30 pm presentation.

Spiders FLI Mentor/Mentee Kick Off
Saturday, August 27, 2 - 3:30 pm, Whitehurst Living Room

All new FLI Mentees and Mentors will meet for a meet and greet and introduction to the program in the Whitehurst Living Room. All mentees applied to this program and received information about their mentor in August. 

FLY with FLI - Finding Your Place at UR
Friday, September 9, 12-1, Multicultural Space

Join our conversation series as we discuss what it's like for FLI students to find their place at UR. Bring your stories, questions, anecdotes, and advice, and enjoy free pizza.

FLY with FLI - Managing College on a Budget
Friday, September 23, 12-1 pm, Multicultural Space

This week our conversation takes on the University's wealth gap, and the realities of managing college life on a limited budget. From simple tricks and tips to important scholarship opportunities and emergency fund access, we will share lots of useful information. Students, bring your best advice about where to get textbooks for cheap, Dining Dollar hacks, and more. 

Fall Break FLI Trip to DC - Application Deadline
Sunday, September 25, 11:59 pm

A brand new Spiders FLI Trip to Washington, DC is being offered over Fall Break. The trip has been ideally designed to be a space for students who live too far to go home over break, and have limited familiarity with Washington DC. We will see a Broadway show at the Kennedy Center for the Arts (yes, it's Hamilton!), visit a Smithsonian Museum, and meet with some FLI alumni living in the DC area. There is no cost to participate and all transportation, meals, and hotel fees will be covered. The firm application deadline is Sunday, Sept. 25. The trip will take place from October 9-11. The link to the application is here.

Celebrate National First-Gen Week with Us, November 7 - 11

Many events are planned for National First-Gen Week including a keynote address and dinner, expert workshops for first-gen students, the opportunity to get a professional headshot taken, a help session for next year's FAFSA application, and more. Stay tuned for more information soon.