First-Gen Connect

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

Registration Information

First-Gen Connect 2020 will be held on November 10, 2020, at 10:30 AM.

Students must pre-register for this event by completing these steps:

  1. Visit this link
  2. Click "Register"
  3. Enter name and Rebmail address (
  4. Submit registration
  5. Wait for registration approval and event link email
  6. Use the provided link at the event date and start time
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.

Campus Partners

First-Gen Connect is supported by:

Contact Us

Phone: 702-774-4624