A goal of the Newbury Center is to foster a sense of community among first-generation students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We are eager to hear from former first-generation students among BU faculty and staff who are interested in becoming mentors for current first-generation BU students. Please contact us if you would like to participate.

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Newbury Center Welcome and Orientation – Fall 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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New Terrier-Run Podcast Aims to Be a Resource for First-Gen Latina Students

Vicky Plasencia (COM’23) created project with guidance from BU’s Newbury Center Vicky Plasencia (COM’23), a public relations major and international student from Argentina, created the First-Gen Latina Podcast to help other first-generation college students navigate financial aid and other challenges of university life.   With the help of BU’s Newbury Center, a campus support service for first-generation college […]

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First-Gen Graduation Pinning Ceremony 2023

Third-Annual First-Generation Graduation Pinning Ceremony The Newbury Center invited all Terrier F1RSTS graduating this May to join us for our 3rd Annual First-Generation Graduation Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 19th, from 7:30-9:30pm. We recognized 184 of our graduating first-generation undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Boston University’s third annual First-Gen Graduation Pinning Ceremony was live-streamed on […]

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Resume & Cover Letter Review Drop-Ins

Day: Monday Jun 12th Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Online
Faculty Staff

Terrier F1RSTS Advocates Module III Training for Faculty & Staff

Day: Tuesday Jun 13th Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Virtual Resume & Cover Letter Review Drop-Ins

Day: Tuesday Jun 13th Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Online

Virtual Resume & Cover Letter Review Drop-Ins

Day: Wednesday Jun 14th Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Online

Fuel Up Wednesday: Summer Lunch Edition

Day: Wednesday Jun 14th Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Newbury Center, 755 Commonwealth Ave, Suite B18

Virtual Resume & Cover Letter Review Drop-Ins

Day: Thursday Jun 15th Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Online


Day: Monday Jun 19th Time: All Day

Virtual Resume & Cover Letter Review Drop-Ins

Day: Tuesday Jun 20th Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Online