First Generation Homepage

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

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

  • Join the Celebration!

  • Celebrating UCI's First-Generation Students, Staff and Faculty!!

  • The First-Gen Faculty Initiative: Promoting Faculty Engagement with First Gen Students

  • Join our First Gen Panel on October 31, 2018

  • 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 students.

 The Gateway Initiative

The Gateway Initiative is a set of services designed to provide low-income, 1st generation students with the necessary resources, academic skills, and appropriate referrals that will allow them to reach their maximum personal, academic, and career potential.

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.
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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!
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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!
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