First Generation First and Proud program

Be First, Be Proud, Be FAU


First & Proud Commencement Cord

Are you a graduating First-Generation student and you want to be First & Proud when you walk across the stage? Sign-up to be a part of our First & Proud Commencement Cord program and be recognized for being the first to walk across the stage and charter a new path of success in your family!


Must be a First-Generation student as recognized by the university which is any students where neither parent has not obtained a 4-year college degree and is recognized as First-Generation through the Financial-Aid office.


  • Attend one First & Proud or Center for Ideas Event
  • Complete a Career Center approved Resume
  • Complete a In-Person Practice Interview
  • Attend a Job Fair


First & Proud Commencement Cord


You along with your family and friends will be invited to celebrate your success at the Mosaic Commencement Ceremony


Registration is now open for Spring and Summer graduates. Please email First and Proud at Registration closes Monday, February 24th.