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First Generation Resources

Find What You Need Here

Our resources can help empower your journey.

Going from high school to college is a big transition. There's a lot to learn and many ways to learn it. Whether it's getting involved in student organizations, understanding "college speak" or keeping informed with our college newsletter, we're here to provide resources that you need to succeed at UW-Green Bay and beyond.

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GB Welcome outdoor rock concert

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Filter for events to meet your needs, like ones that offer free food or hit topics you enjoy like music. You can even filter by events especially helpful to first-gen students.

Phoenix Connect
Phoenix Sculpture

Learn College Speak

Between departments, endless acronyms and a host of new rules, it may feel like you don’t even know what you don’t know. Review the guidebook to know common offices, acronyms and some frequently asked questions for new students.

UWGB Guidebook
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Get a Mentor

New Scholars Rising is a mentoring program built for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) and first generation students. Student mentors can help you discover the secrets to college success.

Apply to Scholars Rising

First-Gen Forward Institution

Family Newsletter

Families of new college students, including our first-gen families can get quarterly updates so they don’t miss out on the things they need to know to support their students or opportunities for families to engage with UW-Green Bay.

Sign Up for Family Newsletter
Brian Merkel teaching his Professions in Human Biology course

Faculty Training & Innovation

Passionate and dedicated faculty and staff innovate to meet the needs of first-generation college students.

The Center for Teaching & Learning promotes research and training opportunities focused on first generation college students needs with the help of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultants. Practices and opportunities such as these have brought about innovative new courses like Professor Brian Merkel’s Professions in Human Biology course which is designed with support for first generation students in mind.

Erin Van Daalwyk

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