Serving First-Generation College Students

first gen proudThe University of Minnesota is committed to the retention and success of all first-generation students. On the Twin Cities campus, 25% of undergraduate students are the first in their families to attend college.  This includes 19.6% of incoming freshmen and 38% of new transfer students. Learn more from the resources below.

Annual Celebration

National First Generation College Celebration Day is on November 8. See the First Gen Proud website to join the celebration, read #UMNFirst stories and share your own, and learn more about how the U of M will be celebrating first-gen students.  

#UMNFirst Stories

Read #UMNFirst stories submitted by students, staff, and faculty within the U of M community about their experience as a first-generation college student. Share your story as well.

First-Gen at the U

The University of Minnesota provides a variety of student success initiatives for first-generation college students including: