“As a first-generation college student myself, I know how intimidating it can be to take that leap and pursue your educational dreams.”
Michelle Obama, First lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017
Congratulations on being the first in your family to attend college! Being the first to attend college offers some unique challenges, but Bentley Library is here to help you succeed. And this guide is a good first step.
The Center is the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students.
Inspirational words from famous first gens, like Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, actress, Viola Davis, and actor and producer, Samuel L. Jackson.
Digital stories of first generation students.
“Being the first in your family to pursue higher education can be daunting. Here are some encouraging pieces of advice as you enter college.” (Cal State University article by Michelle Baik)
Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs, and share your own story.