First-Gen Connect

The Academic Success Center has been serving first-generation students since we were founded in 2008!

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.)

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

First-Gen Connect 2021

First-Gen Connect: Explore Your Identity Through Art will be held in partnership with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on November 9, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.

Registration is Required:
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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:

Contact Us

Phone: 702-895-0682