First-Gen Graduation Stole

The UNT First-Generation Success Center has a limited number of first-gen graduation stoles available for Fall 2023 graduates!

Thank you for your interest in receiving a First-Generation stole, we commend you on your upcoming graduation! The First Generation Success Center is proud to celebrate the achievements of all first-gen graduates. Please do not hesitate to reach out and let us know how you are doing and tag us in your photos so we may continue to celebrate you digitally!

The First-Gen Stole application will open at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 2nd and close at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 3rd. Stoles are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registration reaches capacity, a wait list will be available but stoles cannot be guaranteed.

In order to receive a stole you must be planning to graduate in December 2023 with an undergraduate or graduate-level degree and complete one of the following engagement activities:

1. Attend First-Gen to Full-Time (in-person workshop)

  • October 12, 2023 
  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
  • Sage Hall Rm 356
  • Informational session to learn about making the transition from first-generation college student to full-time professional or graduate student. Speakers will discuss:  Work-Life Balance, Salary Negotiation and the Mean Green Mentors program.  We will also have a recent UNT graduate available to answer your question about life as a new professional.

2. Attend Car Buying 101: Preparing For Your First Big Purchase (virtual workshop)

  • October 19, 2023
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM 
  • ONLINE, to pre-register please  Click Here! (Zoom link also available here:
  • Join leaders from Capital One's Auto Literacy team to learn insider tips and strategies to help you become an informed car buyer! During this interactive workshop, you will learn car buying terminology and definitions. And, you will have the opportunity to engage in realistic car buying scenarios that will leave you feeling empowered to make one of life's big purchases - a new car!

3. Attend The Job Search Made Easy (virtual workshop)

  • October 25, 2023 
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM 
  • ONLINE  / Zoom Meeting ID: 854 3267 0332  
  • Informational session to learn how to get the most from Handshake to search for jobs, internships and fellowship positions. The Career Coach for Alumni will speak about how the UNT Career Center can assist students after graduation.

4. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Schedule and complete a 1-on-1 coaching session with a First Generation Success Center team member during the month of November 2023.

  • Appointments can be scheduled by using Navigate (
  • Appointments can be held on Zoom or in-person at the UNT Denton campus.
  • Upload a screenshot of the scheduled meeting with your stole application.


  • Event updates and reminders will be posted on the First Gen Center's instagram page. You can follow us @UNTFirstGen or visit 
  • Stoles must be picked up in-person at the UNT Denton or Frisco campuses. Pick-Up information will be emailed to approved applicants.
  • Are you graduating in 2024?  Registration for First-Gen Graduation Stoles for students graduating later this year will open in February 2024. Information will be emailed on Navigate, posted on Instagram and our website: as we get closer to the Spring semester.
  • For questions or accessibility accommodations, please email or call 940-369-5251


Click here for the Fall 2023 Stole Application


*Because we have a limited number of stoles available, once we have met our capacity for registrations, students will then be placed on a waitlist. Submissions will not be accepted after the registration deadline.


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