Resources for First Gen Students


If you're a first-generation college student, congratulations! Just getting here has required you to push yourself, stretch and grow. You may have a lot of questions and anxieties. There are many resources on campus to help you succeed.  

This website was set up to let you know that you're not alone; in fact, many of your professors have faced the challenges of being first-generation students and gone on to become researchers and teachers -- there are more than 200 first-generation faculty at UC Davis. Their stories and words of advice are offered as points of connection for you.  And what they'll tell you is this: ask questions. Ask for help. Talk to your professors. Visit office hours. Trust your instincts. You don't have to know everything. Participate. Be open to the opportunities you encounter here.  

1st of Many Student Campaign

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1stofMany is an educational advocacy initiative coordinated by the Educational Opportunity Program.  The program boosts awareness of the first generation student population and their accomplishments.  For additional information, the EOP website or contact Julie D. Agosto, Assistant Director of the Educational Opportunity Program, at