First Gen Connect

Welcome to BU’s first generation college student* program!

We are pleased to welcome our trailblazers, students entering BU for 2020-2021 who are the first, or among the first, in their families to attend college.  Congratulations on your achievements to date, we are confident these are just the first of many more!

We aim to ensure a smooth and successful transition from high school to college life and beyond.  Throughout the academic year we send out a monthly newsletter and highlight events of interest.  We spotlight members of our first gen community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and first gen students can access our network of faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our first gen Terriers.

If you are the first, or among the first in your family to go to college, we are so happy you’ve selected BU.  Welcome to our vibrant University community, and we hope to see you at our events in the year ahead.

*First generation college students are those in the first generation of their families to go to college–i.e. students whose parents did not earn bachelor’s degrees, although elder siblings and cousins may be attending college already or have earned four-year degrees.