Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour! On Thursday, Nov. 5th at 7pm EST, we’re inviting first-generation college students, those who aspire to be, and everyone who cares about first-gens to meet us on Twitter to ask questions and share answers on important topics using our hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.

This month, we’ll talk all things related to visiting colleges and making the most of your time while on campus! 


Our staff, first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges.

Below are our awesome College Partner, CBO and student blogger co-hosts for this event:

1. Barbara Pierre, Framingham State University

2. Alan Paynter, Dickinson College

3. Jacqueline Marthouse, Northwestern University

4. Melaina Lewis, Whitman College

5. Shane Creepingbear

6. Christopher Perlongo, Champlain College

7. I’m First! student bloggers


Thursday, November 5 2015 7:00pm EST

How to Participate

Log on to Twitter and follow @ImFirstGen and hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour! To ask a question or share an answer, add #FirstGenOfficeHour to your tweet!

Twitter Chat Questions

Q1. What is the importance of visiting a college? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q2. What are the pros and cons of visiting a college campus? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q3. Campus visits can be costly. Is there an alternative to visiting a campus? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q4. How can a student prepare for a college visit? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q5. What are some questions you’d suggest first-gen students ask during a college visit? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q6. What are fly-in programs and how can they get #Firstgen students on campus? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q7. Should a student visit a college with a group or by themselves? Does it make a difference? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q8. If a student can’t visit a college campus, should they cross that school off of their list?  #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q9. When visiting a campus, how can a student tell if that school isn’t the best fit? #FirstGenOfficeHour

Q10. What are some tips you’d like to share with other first-generation students planning to visit colleges? #FirstGenOfficeHour