Welcome to UCSB! The first-gen community at UCSB is excited to welcome you to the university. Held at the beginning of each academic year, the #FirstGen Scholars Welcome provides you with an opportunity to learn about important resources, gain advice from the UCSB first-gen community, and get a sneak peak of some of the awesome workshops offered by different UCSB programs. 

2020 FirstGen Welcome Videos

Find the complete playlist of videos here!

Don't forget to check out the First-Gen Stories tab on this site. There, you'll find interviews with some of UCSB's first-gen faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Watch to learn more about their experiences as first-generation college students and the advice they share with current students.