First Generation Students
You Might be a First Gen
If neither of your parents or guardians have completed a four-year degree, you are!
You’re embarking on an adventure that could change your life forever. As daunting as it may be, this path is filled with exciting opportunities and possibilities. On this page, we will help you understand what it means to be a first generation college student and provide you with resources to make your college experience the best it can be.
First Gen Support
You're not alone. More than 50% of our undergraduates are first generation college students. Here are some resources specifically for UW-Green Bay first generation college students.
Up To the Challenge
Starting college for the first time can be challenging. Without a parent that can show to the way, it can be even more difficult. You may feel like you have to figure out how to apply for financial aid or register for classes all on your own. You are not alone. Staff, faculty and even some of your peers are here to provide you and your family the information and tools you need to navigate college. Together, we'll help you build the skills and networks you need to succeed in college.
Be Brave. Go For It.
"Go for whatever opportunities UWGB has to offer. Even if you don't think you're going to get the position—the internship, the research assistantship—go for it. ...There's no reason you shouldn't go for it. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. So, please just go for it. Be brave. Take the shot to do it because it's paid off in the long run and it will continue to do so."
Paige Anderson '21
Former Research Assistant, PANE Lab
Pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology