Welcome to UCSB! The first-gen community at UCSB is excited to welcome you to the university. 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. We look forward to seeing you in one of our Zoom rooms!

Start here!


Please watch this video to learn more about the event and how to navigate the schedule.


Recordings of each session will be posted soon!

Thursday, October 1

3pm - 4:30pm | "Wave" Hello to the ONDAS Student Center!

Part 1: Meet the OSC Peer Mentors (STEM majors)
Eric Estrada-Martinez, Environmental Studies & Sociology
Stephanie Nguyen, Biology
Loretta Sosa, Biology
Miranda Tran, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Friday , October 2

3pm - 4:30pm | "Wave" Hello to the ONDAS Student Center!

Part 2: Meet the OSC Peer Mentors (Social Science & Humanities majors)
Lance Cortez, Political Science
Leilani Ferreras, Sociology
Jackie Lopez, Communication
Sofi Sanabria, Master's in Education

First-Gen Swag

Sign in at each event you attend during the #FirstGen Scholars Welcome in order to receive one of 350 First-Gen Swag Bag! Bags include a #FirstGen College Student shirt, #FirstGen College Student face mask, ONDAS Student Center tote bag, and more!

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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.