What does it mean to be a first-generation college student?
First-generation college students are among the first in their families to graduate from a four-year institution in the United States. First-gen students are trailblazers—forging a new path for their families and communities.
Purpose of the UCSB First-Gen Community Website
First-generation college students arrive at UCSB with a powerful set of tools that are rooted in their identities, communities, and resiliency. UCSB is committed to supporting and celebrating first-generation college students by helping them recognize these strengths and providing them with additional tools to thrive academically, socially, personally, and professionally. For undergraduate and graduate students, this website provides resources and tools to enhance their experiences at UCSB. For educators and families and communities, this website provides resources on how to support first-generation college students.