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First Generation Connect
Welcome to BU’s first generation college student* program!
The USC is pleased to welcome our trailblazers, students entering BU for 2014-2015 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!
Through First Generation Connect, the USC serves as a resource for students to ensure a smooth and successful transition from high school to college life and beyond. We hold welcome receptions in the summer for new students and host events at the start of each semester to welcome students back to campus. Throughout the academic year we sponsor workshops and social events, send out a monthly newsletter, and highlight events of interest. We have a number of volunteer positions that allow students to work on programming, publicity, and social media. We also spotlight our first gen students, alumni, and faculty/staff throughout the year. Browse through the links at the right to get a better sense of our past and upcoming events. If you don’t see something of interest, let us know. We welcome your feedback and ideas for future events and workshops for first gen students, and are pleased that we can adapt our programs to meet changing needs and interests.
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.