The Newbury Center

Defining First-Generation Students

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Terrier F1RSTS

Thousands of BU students are the first in their families to attend college or to seek graduate and professional degrees. We proudly call them “Terrier F1RSTS.” We admire the resilience and self-reliance of these trailblazing students and strive to provide practical resources to help them succeed.  Get to know some of our Terrier F1RSTS by checking out the videos on the “Learn More” page.

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A First-Gen Forward Institution

Boston University is proud to have been named a First-gen Forward institution. This designation recognizes our commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

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Newbury Center Welcome and Orientation – Spring 2023

What is a first-generation undergrad student?  A student in the first generation of their family to go to college (i.e., a student whose parents/guardians/caregivers did not earn bachelor’s degrees, although elder siblings and cousins may be attending college already or have earned four-year degrees). What is a first-generation graduate/professional student?  A student whose parents/guardians/caregivers did […]

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Celebrate the Success of Two First-gen Students on Veterans Day

It's BU's First-gen College Celebration Week and Veterans Day--here we celebrate two of our Terrier F1RSTS who are also veterans.  We thank ALL of our military-affiliated students, whether they are veterans, active duty, ROTC, or in the Reserves! Name: Nick Wainwright Hometown: Pembroke, Massachusetts Undergrad Institution: Virginia Military Institute Current Degree Program: J.D. Branch and […]

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