UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
It takes a lot of courage and determination to try new things, to be FIRST. This includes being among the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. We know it can be intimidating for even the bravest first-gen students, but know that you are NOT the only one here.
And we here, at UWRF, want to acknowledge it. Take a button, attend events, and be proud of your accomplishments!
At UWRF, First Generation Status is determined based upon your parent(s)/guardian(s). If neither of your parent(s)/guardian(s) received a 4-year bachelor degree or higher, you classify as First Gen. You still count as First Gen if one/both of your parent(s)/guardian(s) received some college education or an Associate's Degree.
If they are not your guardian, their educational background does not affect whether or not you classify as a First Generation Student.
First Generation Networking Social
This is a networking social hosted by the First Generationi UWRF campaign for first generation students, staff/faculty, and alumni. Food and prizes available. You MUST register to attend.
Tuesday, April 23
Riverview Ballroom, UC
Register with the following URL by April 19th: https://goo.gl/forms/6LEK28L4aSML1cVJ2
Buttons are currently located at the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (located in the cubicles in the University Center's Involvement Center) and Student Support Services (located on the bottom floor of the Library).
These programs cater to First Generation students and can help with either the first transitional year to college, or the entire college experience.
First Generation Students qualify to be a part of Student Support Services/TRIO. This program is continual throughout your time at UWRF and you can receive one-on-one academic coaching, leadership and community service opportunities, career/graduate school advising, opportunities to participate in social/cultural activities, financial literacy, and assistance with accessing campus services. Click on the bolded SSS/TRIO title above to find out more about this program and how you can apply.
First Generation Students also qualify to be a part of the ASPIRE Program, housed under the Center of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. This is a first-year program that matches you up with an upper-classman mentor throughout your first year at UWRF. The unique part of this program: by attending events and informational sessions, you can earn up to $500 to go toward Study Abroad, Undergraduate Research, or Internships! Click on the bolded ASPIRE Program title above to find out more about this program and how you can apply.