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First-Generation Students


We all come to college with strengths and challenges. First-generation students are no exception.

First-generation students are those students whose parents/guardians did not complete a four-year college or university degree. 

Our goal is to help first-generation students tap into their strengths and meet their challenges, in the context of a supportive community of other first-generation students, faculty and staff.

Student Opportunities


First-Generation Fridays

Join us on the first Friday of every month for First Generation Fridays. These days are designed to build community with other first-generation students, grow our campus culture, disseminate information and have fun drawings and giveaways.

First-Generation Living Learning Community

A community of commuters and residents who are part of our first-year, first-generation population. This community is intended to be a positive and impactful presence on campus. The First-Generation LLC has a designated floor in Fritz-Conrad, with a remodeled lounge intended for working, learning and hanging out. Members of the First-Generation LLC are connected with a peer mentor and faculty member.

National First-Generation Day

November 8 is National First-Generation Day. Each year, we have a campus-wide celebration to honor first-generation students, faculty and staff.

First-Generation Student Association

This organization is designed to connect all first-year and upper-class first-generation students. The club meets regularly to build a first-generation community and strengthen the culture on LR’s campus.