we’re the first generation.

Michigan is our home.

Did you know there are thousands of students at the University of Michigan who are among the first generation in their family to attend college? While being the first to do anything can be a bit daunting, going off to college is also a major life milestone. Thankfully, there are many useful networks at U-M that can help you connect and thrive on campus. Explore your options. Find your community and your way. Make yourself at home.

Student Resources during COVID–19 Transition

Knowing this may be a difficult time for you, the First Generation Program has gathered some resources for University of Michigan students for assistance related to COVID-19 and resulting transitions. This was created with first-generation and low-income students in mind, but it may be helpful for any student.

First-Generation Student Survey

Psychological researchers Dr. Abigail J. Stewart and Jessica Kiebler at the University of Michigan are currently working on collecting data about the experiences of first-generation students and/or students from lower-income backgrounds in relation to COVID-19 through a brief online survey that includes a creative component. CLICK HERE to learn more about the impact of their research and how you can be a part of it.

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Are you first? Symposium

First-gen students and their allies recently sponsored an Are You First? Symposium, featuring several sessions, panel discussions and speakers to raise awareness, provide networking opportunities and ensure student success.

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