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I'm First Workshop

The I'm First Workshop is only available if you are attending a First-Year Orientation during the summer.

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.


Congratulations on your acceptance into the University of Northern Colorado!  As a first-generation college student, you are now pursuing an opportunity that will forever change the path towards your future.  By choosing this path, you will take on the unique responsibility of being the first in your family to earn a bachelor’s degree and we at UNC could not be more excited. 

With that said, we are pleased to invite you and your family to our “I’m First” workshop program dedicated to your commitment as a first-generation college student. We hope you can join us in celebrating this accomplishment as UNC is devoted to providing you with information necessary for a successful transition into college life.

Parents and other family members are welcome to join students at no cost! Online registration for the full Parent Orientation program following the Workshop does come with a cost however, though is encouraged if possible.


 Sample Schedule:

7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Check-In at Wiebking Hall

Students and parents will check-in together. Students will also check in for the evening stay in Wiebking Hall. Then, you will travel over to the University Center for I'm First.

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.

I'm First Welcome Session

8:40 - 9:15 a.m.

College Life Panel

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Financing College Basics

9:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Students - Small Group Activity with Orientation Leader

Parents and Support People - College Student Support System

10:20 - 10:25 a.m.

Wrap-Up Before the University Welcome and the rest of First-Year Orientation

Note: First-Year Orientation and Parent Orientation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the University Center.