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Bentley Library Introduction for First-Generation Students

Provides useful resources for First-Generation Students.

Welcome First Gens!

Congratulations on being the first in your family to attend college! Being first to attend college offers some unique challenges. Bentley Library is here to help you succeed.

Be a Successful First Gen

Center for First Generation Student Success

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.

Famous First Generation College Students

Inspirational words from famous first gens, like Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, actress, Viola Davis, and actor and producer, Samuel L. Jackson.

First In Our Families

Digital stories of first generation students.

5 Things All First-Generation College Students Should Know

“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)

I’m First

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs, and share your own story.

Bentley Campus Map - Bentley Library Building #4