Resources for Parents and Guardians of First Generation Students

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Welcome parents and guardians of first-generation students!

We are happy that you visited our webpage to learn about ways to support your first-gen student. Many resources at UC Santa Cruz are available to ensure your student’s success (click on links to the left).

See the UCSC website for families here: https://families.ucsc.edu/ 

Advice from Students to Parents and Guardians

You may also want to know what first-gen students wish their parents knew about their experience. You can read what they have to say, their insights, and suggestions in the "Student Voices: What I wish my parents/guardians knew". 

Advice from Parents and Guardians of First-Gen Students

We also expect it might be helpful to hear from other parents and guardians. Our first-gen students interviewed their families. Learn more about what parents and guardians of first-gen UC Santa Cruz students have to say in the Parent Interviews.