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 @urspiderfirsts 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, 2021 

2021 Spiders FLI Mentor/Mentee Kick-Off
Fri., August 27, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Milhiser Green (The lawn in front of the Well-Being Center)
Games and snacks with the other new mentees and mentors

Spiders FLI Welcome Reception
Tue., Aug. 30, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Alice Haynes Room, 1st floor, Tyler Haynes Commons

Join us as we get together, in the same room, for the first time since spring, 2020! All new and returning first-generation and/or low-income students are welcome to come to meet the staff, including our Spiders FLI mentors, get a free t-shirt and other swag, and learn about what we have planned for you this fall. It will be the perfect place to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. No RSVP required.

Real Talk with Spiders FLI
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:00 pm
Room 305, Tyler Haynes Commons
Enjoy ice cream sundaes and a chance to share your story of being first-generation and/or low-income, and ask or share your advice with your peers. Students of all years are welcome. Reservations are preferred as space is limited. Register here.

In The Heights, a collaboration with Latinx Heritage Month and SpiderNights
Saturday, Sept. 25, 7:30 pm, location tbd
Come watch the joyous musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda about the Latinx community in Washington Heights, New York. Then join us one evening the following week, details to follow, to discuss the themes and critique on the film including colorism, first-generation identity, and maintaining one's heritage as an immigrant.