Resources for First-Gen Graduate Students

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Welcome! 

We have compiled these resources for graduate students who are the first in their family to go to graduate school. We know that you bring to our campus an incredible wealth of knowledge and experiences. You come from unique backgrounds and have so much to offer our campus community. 

We also know that graduate school as a first-generation student can be isolating, frustrating, and confusing. We are here for you. 

Many of us are first-gen graduate students. You can read our profiles

Additional resources for graduate students can be found on the Division of Graduate Studies' website, which includes a list of contacts

You can also reach out to us at firstgen@ucsc.edu with any questions or concerns.