The Golden Scholars program hosts events every semester in order to help first-generation students engage with peers, mentors and faculty members. Building a sense of community and providing comprehensive support are both integral components of Golden Scholars' mission.

  • In September 2022, the Golden Scholars launch event took place in DMSC, hosted by College of Science advisors. The event gave students more information about what they can expect from the program (and provided them with some delicious nachos).
  • Students at the Golden Scholars launch event participated in an icebreaker activity, and the winners got to line up for their nachos first.
  • College of Science advisors gave a presentation about Golden Scholars to help students better understand the benefits of and resources provided by the program.

Previous events

Resume/CV Writing Workshop | April 3, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m.

At the virtual Admissions Overview panel, our team offered assistance with resume/CV writing. We also had representatives from medical, dental, PA, pharmacy schools and more, including a representative from the Washoe County Crime Lab!

First-Generation Graduate and Professional Student Panel | April 2, 2024 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Golden Scholars hosted a first-generation student panel discussion featuring stories from students like you about their graduate and professional program experiences. Students were given the opportunity to ask important questions to help guide them on their academic journey.

Mystery Night: Crisis at the Golden Scholars Banquet | March 21, 2024 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Golden Scholars hosted a banquet to celebrate their achievements from the past year. Just moments before the award ceremony was set to begin, panic ensued as it was discovered that the prized merchandise has vanished without a trace. Attendees enjoyed an evening of suspense, intrigue and unexpected twists!

Welcome Back Social | January 30, 2024 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The spring semester has begun! Join us for an evening of fun activities and food at our Welcome Back Social. Students will also have the opportunity to meet the Golden Scholars mentors and learn more about the program.

Thanksgiving Movie Night | November 17, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Golden Scholars mentors hosted a community building event in mid-November. Attendees watched Crazy Rich Asians while eating snacks and drinking refreshments with first-generation peers in the College of Science.

Meet and Greet BBQ | September 12, 2023 from 4 to 6 p.m. (Fleischmann Ag. Lawn, behind Orvis Building)

Enjoy a good BBQ while having fun and playing lawn games with the Golden Scholars! Open to all first-generation students in the College of Science.

Golden Scholars Mentorship Welcome | September 8, 2023 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Golden Scholars who have applied for our mentorship program will meet and connect with their Mentors! If you are interested in being paired with a Golden Scholars Mentor, please complete the application form.

Golden Scholars Social: Game Night | September 13, 2022

Golden Scholars were given the opportunity to meet and connect with other first-generation students in the College of Science while playing Jeopardy!

First-Generation Faculty Social | February 23, 2023

Students networked with first-generation faculty in the College of Science.

First-Generation Graduate and Professional Student Panel | May 4, 2023

Members of the Golden Scholars who were interested in graduate or professional school learned about what to expect from such programs directly from those currently enrolled in them.