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.

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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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