First Generation Homepage

  • Join us for a First Gen. Transfer Student Panel. Register now!

  • Being the Future: New Course Welcomes First-Gen Students to the School of Humanities

  • Introducing the New Director of the First Generation Faculty Initiative!

 The Gateway Initiative

Resources for First Generation College Students


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!