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Undergraduate Colleges First-Generation Student Programs & Services

First Generation Student Programs & Services

The Undergraduate Colleges aim to provide a supportive community for our first-generation students from the time that you transition into college through the turning of your tassel at commencement.  Our goal is to empower first-generation students to successfully navigate the college experience through supportive programs, access to a community of first-generation students, staff, and faculty, and leadership opportunities.

Spring Quarter Events

All College First-Gen Event: Getting Your Mind Summer Ready

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 5:00-6:30pm PDT

Join us for a discussion on summer opportunities including presentations from Career Services and Summer Sessions, and resume and interview tips for first-gen students. One lucky participant will win a Target gift card! 

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First-Gen Alumni Panel

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 5:00-6:30pm PDT

Join us for a panel discussion featuring first-gen alumni. Learn about their experiences as they transitioned from first-gen undergrads to first-gen professionals or graduate students, challenges they may have faced, and how they overcame them! One lucky participant will win a Target gift card! 

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All College Programs


New Year, New You

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 pm

A new year always brings a fresh start. Join us for a conversation on goal setting and making the most of the new year. There will also be giveaways for students attending and an opportunity drawing for an Amazon gift card!

Register to Receive the Zoom Link

First-Gen Social Hour

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 5:00-6:30 pm

Join the Undergraduate Colleges for First-Gen Social Hour programs for a chance to connect with other first-gen students, staff, and faculty from across UC San Diego in a fun and casual atmosphere.  With a focus on community connections, sharing tips and tricks for success at UC San Diego, and unlocking the "mysteries" of campus life, our programs are designed with you in mind! 

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College First Gen Programs & Groups

Just like the Colleges, every First-Gen student is unique - this is why we provide both College-wide and College-specific programming, opportunities, organizations, and leadership opportunities. 

We hope that you will form a connection to your College First-Gen community AND Join us to network across campus.

Campus Partners

The Undergraduate Colleges frequently collaborate with other departments at UC San Diego to bring you programs, resources, and connections.  Check out some of our MVPs - Most Valuable (Campus) Partners!

UCSD First Generation Student Alliance

UC San Diego's own First-Generation Student Organization!  To learn more or get involved, visit like them on Facebook!

Student Retention & Success

Home to the Transfer Hub and Transfer Peer Coaching, Transfer Student Success provides resources, services, and programs to empower Triton Transfers to achieve their goals as they navigate UC San Diego's academic and cultural landscape. Learn more about their staff and programs.


In-person events have been cancelled/postponed in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order issued March 19, 2020. All events must be postponed or cancelled until further notice due to the potential transmission of Coronavirus. Your support is very important to us, however our first priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Please visit the UC San Diego current campus status page on the Return to Learn website for updates to campus.