First-Gen Connect is an annual 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 as they celebrate and explore their first-gen identity. First-Gen Connect introduces programs and student success strategies that can contribute to their transition and success at UNLV (i.e. the Academic Success Center, the Writing Center, time management skills, etc.).


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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
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.

Campus Partners

First-Gen Connect is supported by:

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