First Gen Connect

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

The USC is pleased to welcome our trailblazers, students entering BU for 2018-2019 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 host events at the start of each semester to welcome new and continuing students 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 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.  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.


Like us on Facebook–this is a great way to stay in touch with us, and with your fellow first gen Terriers, throughout the year!

*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.