Resources for First-Gen Undergraduate Students

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz!

Congratulations! You've worked hard to get here and we want to ensure that you succeed. We are here to help. As a first-generation student, we know you have questions. This website is an effort to provide some answers and, more importantly, point you in the right direction, sharing links to resources you will need to successfully navigate campus life.

For other resources that first-gen students recommend (though not UC Santa Cruz endorsed), check out:

CollegeConfidential for UC Santa Cruz: Here's a resource to find out what life at UC Santa Cruz is like from current or past students. Wonder what the different colleges are like? CollegeConfidential has a forum discussion on just that topic.

I'm First: an online community for first-gen students with resources, suggestions, and tips.

And, see the Facebook page: Empowering First-Generation College Students.