Upcoming Events

Spring 2024

Picnic Social

Wednesday, May 15th

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Location: Denny Field**

**Subject to change with unfavorable weather conditions

Resume & LinkedIn Workshop

Thursday, May 9th

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Location: Allen Center 305

Hosted in collaboration with our Career Center @Engineering

Past Events

Spring 2024

Student-Professor Talks: Grad School & Research

Wednesday, May 1st

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: CSE2 G10

Spill the TEA!! Meetups (ONGOING)

Weeks of:

April 7th, 21st

May 5th, 19th

Sign up for next week's meetups by Sundays

Winter 2024

Coding Game Night (w/ COM2)

Wednesday, February 28th

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: CSE2 G10

DIVE Into Deloitte (Q&A Panel)

Wednesday, February 21st

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: CSE2 G10

Will You Be My Valentine? (GEN1 x MiT)

Tuesday, February 13th

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Location: Loew Hall, #201

Alumni Q&A Panel

Tuesday, January 23rd

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Location: TBD

Fall 2023

Unpacking the FAFSA Workshop

Thursday, November 30th

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: CSE1 691

A December to Remember (GEN1 x WiC)

Friday, December 1st

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Location: CSE2 Undergraduate Commons

National First Generation Week

National First-Gen Day Tabling

Wednesday, November 8th

11AM - 2PM

CSE2 (Gates) Undergraduate Commons

Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday, November 7th


CSE1 691


Fright Night at GEN1

Tuesday, October 31st

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Allen Atrium (CSE1)

Navigating Your Career Journey with Uber

Thursday, October 5th

6:30 - 8:00 PM

CSE2 Room G10

Spring 2023

NEXTGEN Leadership Event

Wednesday, March 29th


CSE 691

Winter 2023

January Community Social

Thursday, January 26th 


CSE2 G01


Ice Cream Sundae Social

Wednesday, Februrary 15th 

4:00-5:00 PM

CSE 203

Alumni Panel

Thursday, March 2nd

5:00-6:00 PM

CSE1 691

Autumn 2022

National First Gen Day Social

Wednesday, November 9th

5:30 - 7:00 PM

CSE1 691

October Community Social

Thursday, October 6th 

4:00-5:30pm PST

Allen Center (CSE1) Atrium

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Drive Your Career with Uber!

Wednesday, October 5th

5:00-6:00pm PST

CSE2 G10

Spring 2022

First-Gen Grad 2022
Wednesday, May 25

Zillow Commons

Congratulations to the Allen School's first-generation class of 2022! 

We closed off the 2021-22 year by celebrating these graduates at our very first First-Gen Grad on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in the Zillow Commons. Thank you to our speakers, Magda, David, and Aerin. We'd also like to thank all the speakers from the audience for sharing words of wisdom and encouragement with the graduates, and Sonia for leading the check-in activity :) There were 11 first-gen graduates in attendance who received cords and recognition for the work they've done for UW, the Allen School, and their communities, along with what they have planned for post-grad. Thank you to all who showed up to support our graduates and to all who played a part in organizing this celebration for our community! Being the first in your family to graduate from college is an incredible achievement and we're happy that we could be part of it<3

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Fri May 6,
5:00-7:00 PM
CSE2 G10

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Square photo with light purple background and pink cherry blossom branches in the top right and bottom left corners. The GEN1 logo is in the bottom right corner of the photo. Title "Spring Community Social" is in white in the top left corner. Below is body text "Friday, April 1 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Allen Center (CSE1) Atrium | [link] | Join us in painting mini canvases, socializing, and playing games! First 20 to RSVP will get to take home a banh mi and a drink!" in white with link underlined.

Fri April 1,
Alder 106

Square photo with yellow background and flowers in blue, white, yellow, and dark and light purple. The GEN1 logo is in the top left corner. Title "Spring Community Social: recap" is in white with black stroke. Below is subtitle "Friday, April 1" in white. There is a group picture of GEN1 members holding their paintings and another picture of all the paintings on display.

Winter 2022

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Trivia Night

in collaboration with Ability, MiT, and Q++
Mon February 28,
7:00-8:30 PM
CSE2 G01

Square photo with dark purple background and light blue and light purple accents. The GEN1 logo is centered at the top of the photo. Below is title "Imposter Syndrome is BS!" in white and stylized in all caps. There is a yellow arrow pointing to the title. Below is subtitle "a discussion-based event centered around imposter syndrome in the first-gen community" in white. Below is the time, date, and location of the event: "Wednesday, Feb 23 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM | @ CSE1 691" in white. Below is the RSVP link: [link] "" in white.

Imposter Syndrome is BS!

Wed February 23,
5:00-6:00 PM
CSE1 691

Fri January 7,
3:30-4:30 PM

Square photo with light blue background and purple snowflakes lining the top and bottom of the picture. Title "winter community social" is in white. Subtitle "fri, jan 07 2022" is left-aligned below the title. A grid of GEN1 members in attendance is below the subtitle. Centered at the bottom of the photo is the GEN1 logo.

Fall 2021


A compilation of our Fall 2021 events!

National First-Gen Day 2021
Monday, November 8

Thank you: we're so thankful that so many folks were able to help celebrate and uplift the first-generation community on this special day! Thank you all for coming to visit the GEN1 officers as we tabled in CSE2 (giving away carebags and taking snaps at our photobooth) and for amplifying and listening to first-gen voices at our NFGD Panel later that night! 

Mon November 8, 5:30-6:30 PM

Square photo with light blue background and pixel squares in shades of purple, blue, and yellow. GEN1 logo is in the top center, with event title "Game Night" in purple underneath. There are five purple pixel hearts purple in the top right corner. Underneath the title is pixel art of a "Start" button in purple. There is a moving graphic of a cursor hovering over the button. Underneath the button is pixel art of a video game controller. At the bottom center of the photo is the event date, time, and location: "Friday, Oct 22 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM | on the GEN1 discord!" in black text with the Discord logo in black.

Fri October 22,
6:30-7:30 PM

Purple square photo with title "Autumn Community Social" in yellow text at the top left corner. Across the bottom half of the of the photo, there is a white paint background for light purple body text: "Want to network with other first-gen Allen School students? Play some fun games? Win cool prizes? Come to GEN1's Autumn Community Social Wednesday, October 6th from 5:30-6:30 PM on Zoom! Zoom link sent out after RSVP: [link]".  The text of the date, time, and location of the event "Wednesday, October 6th" and "5:30-6:30 PM" is colored dark purple for emphasis. The link is also in dark purple color for emphasis. There is a plant graphic in light purple color at the top right corner of the photo.

Wed October 6,
5:30-6:30 PM

Square photo with a yellow background. Title text "Hosted by GEN1: Drive Your Career with Uber" is in black at the top of the photo. A graphic of the silhouette of a car is next to the title. Body text "Thursday, September 30th 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST Zoom link will be sent out after you RSVP! RSVP: [link] This is a GEN1 members-only event! Not a member? [link]" is in purple below the title text. A graphic of a man engaging with his laptop is in the bottom right corner of the photo.

Thu September 30, 5:30-6:30 PM