In higher education, we understand that a student’s educational path is impacted by so much more than academic factors. As higher education institutions strive to adapt to this century’s student population, there has been a renewed focus on student well-being and caring for the whole student. These initiatives help first-generation students navigate their new learning environments by encouraging the development of healthy mindsets, actions, and behaviors with a goal for students to build a life of purpose, resilience, and engagement. This year’s theme invites participants to consider the well-being life cycle of a first-gen college student and the cultivation of tools to maintain well-being throughout life's journey.

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