First Generation Homepage

  • Vice Provost, Michael Dennin, and Peter the Anteater leading the First Gen Pride Walk during #CelebrateFirstGen Day.

  • #FirstGenUCI: Professor Janice Hansen showing some Anteater Pride with her first-generation college students.

  • Fall 2017 First Gen Faculty Lunch: Faculty learning the best ways to promote academic success for First Generation Undocumented Students.

  • First-generation UCI faculty prepared to support students facing the same challenges they once overcame!

  • The First-Generation Faculty Initiative: Promoting Faculty Engagement with Students that are First in Their Family to Attend University.

  • Learn 6 Best Practices for Faculty to support First Gen Students.

  • First Gen Faculty and Staff members enjoying #IamFirst Day event on October 4th, 2017.

  • Our students, staff and faculty shared what being first-generation means to them during #IamFirst Day.

  • Over 50 percent of new UC Irvine undergraduates are first-generation collegians. A faculty outreach program aims to let these students know that many instructors are 'first-gens' too.

Campus Connections Theme Hall

  • Campus Connections is specially designed to provide support to First-Generation students with the transition to college life.
  • Mentoring and support for first generation students.
  • Academic support & tutoring will be offered in areas such as Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing & Biological Sciences.
  • Success, career development, and college career planning classes are provided.
  • A Campus Connections theme hall is located in both Middle Earth and Mesa Court housing communities.

Resources for First Generation College Students

Thanksgiving Potluck in Transfer Student Center
  • Gateway Initiative provides resources, support and guidance to low-income, first generation students at UCI.
  • TRIO Scholars is a federally funded program designed to assist 140 eligible students throughout their undergraduate career.
  • First generation Transfer Students can benefit from cohort programs in the Transfer Student Hub.
  • The First Generation First Quarter Challenge is designed to provide support and guidance to students who are the first in their family to attend college.

First Generation Faculty and Allies 

  • If you are a UCI First Generation Faculty member, please contact us so that we can add you to a campus wide directory.
  • The First Generation Faculty Initiative hosts twice yearly lunch workshops. Meetings feature short lectures and presentations by scholars/experts on topics of importance to first-generation students. Check out some past First Generation Faculty Initiative Workshops here!
  • Click here to receive more information about upcoming workshops or UCI First Gen events!

First Generation Profiles

  • Check out our UCI Faculty members that take part in the UC-wide First Generation Faculty Initiative and read about their experience as a First Generation college student!
  • UCI has over 200 Staff members throughout various departments that take part in the UCI First Generation Staff Initiative!
  • Interested in learning about some of our current First Generation College Students at UCI? Take a look at their stories about being the first in their family to go to college!