The Academic Success Center has been serving first-generation students since we were founded in 2008!
First-Gen Connect is a free program for first-generation college students (students whose parents do not have a four-year college degree). The program offers participants the opportunity to connect and build community with current students, faculty, and staff who will assist them with the transition into college. First-Gen Connect introduces programs and student success strategies that can contribute to their success at UNLV (i.e. the Academic Success Center, the Writing Center, time management skills, etc.)
First-Gen Connect is designed to:
Provide an engaging, original experience for first-generation students
Prepare first-generation college students to be successful in college
Help first-generation college students transition into UNLV by discussing potential barriers to success while providing support and solutions for these barriers
Connect students with campus resources
Help students develop a supportive network they can access throughout their UNLV experience
Please check back in May 2021 for information about First-Gen Connect 2021
What is the cost of First-Gen Connect?
Nothing! First-Gen Connect is a free event, and is highly recommended for all first-generation students attending UNLV.
Is First-Gen Connect the same as New Student Orientation (NSO)?
No, First-Gen Connect is an optional, but highly recommended, conference for first-generation students attending UNLV. This conference allows new first-generation students and their guardians to hear from current UNLV first-generation students and faculty on how to be successful and prepare for the rigor and freedom that comes with university life.