BU Launches New Initiative Aimed at Fighting Student Hunger

Program run by Student Wellbeing offers a food pantry, provides education, and promotes campus and local resources.   Hunger was a major issue facing many Americans even before the pandemic, but soaring inflation and housing costs are forcing even more people to ration food or forego meals entirely in order to meet their expenses. Add to […]


After many months of hard work the Newbury Center is proud to announce our second Issue of ELEVATE. This edition is called INTROSPECTION. We are so thankful to everyone who made Elevate possible–our contributors, our magazine mentors, and our incredible co-editors.It is an honor and a joy to showcase Elevate in both its print and digital forms!  If […]

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW)

Join us in celebrating all Graduate and Professional Students (especially our Terrier F1RSTS!) all week! Who is a first-generation graduate or professional student? A graduate or professional student whose parents/guardians/caregivers did not earn a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree, such as a JD or MD. First-Gen Graduate & Professional Student Networking Dinner (BUMC): Come celebrate […]

BU’s Newbury Center Hosts Sixth Annual First-Gen Graduate Student Symposium

Keynote speaker is alum Jonathan Allen, cofounder of Boston-based nonprofit Leadership Brainery The graduate student experience can be drastically different from the undergraduate experience. From research and conferences to teaching responsibilities and finding off-campus housing, there are plenty of new, confusing frontiers to navigate—and doubly so if you’re the first person in your family to […]

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 […]

The 6th Annual First-Generation Graduate Student Symposium

Join the Boston University Newbury Center, Duke University First-Generation Graduate Student Network, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS, along with our new Cooperating Sponsor, the Center for First-generation Student Success, for our 6th annual symposium for graduate and professional students on February 24, 2023 via Zoom. This national symposium […]

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 […]