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First in your family to attend college? Join the First Forward Success Program

The First Forward Program is as versatile as the first-generation students it serves; from one-on-one mentoring to creating unique academic futures tailored to your needs and desires.

We want you to persist to graduation and achieve the future you’ve always dreamed of. Sign up now to tap into these opportunities:

  • Socialize with peers, faculty, and campus staff
  • Meet with mentors to access resources from the university
  • Receive featured news about first-generation students and topics

First Forward Graduation Ceremony

Graduation is a milestone that’s especially significant for first-generation students and families. The First Forward Graduation Ceremony celebrates the commencement of first-generation students with your family, friends, and mentors.  As a graduate, you will be presented with a teal cord to wear at the main commencement ceremony.

For more information, visit the First Forward Graduation Ceremony page.