Pop-up lounge brings first-generation students together

Dreyma Beronja

On Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m., first-generation students are welcome to drop into Jamrich 1318 for free coffee, to mingle with other students, access a designated study space or to ask a question to a first-generation staff member.

First-generation students are students who are the first in their families to obtain a bachelor’s degree. According to the McNair Scholars Program, about 35% of NMU students are first-generation.

This event is meant to be a campus hang-out spot for first-generation students.

The pop-up lounge will be held until the end of the semester, with the final day being Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Any first-generation student looking for any guidance or additional sources to meet their goals at NMU can be directed to the Dean of Students webpage of first-generation students.