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About Us

First-Gen Students Celebration

We are here to help First-Generation Students! Browse this site to learn about Programs, leadership Opportunities, Resources available to you and be sure to check out stories of some of our First-Generation students, while you are on this site. 

Use the list below to identify keys to success as a #firstgenmem Tiger throughout your first year on campus! Remember- you do not have to do it all at once, but research shows that engagement and connection are an important part of your collegiate success.

  • Register for Frosh Camp
  • Apply for the #firstgenmem Learning Community
  • Apply for the Memphis Career Preparation Academy
  • Enroll in the #firstgenmem ACAD Course
  • Sign-up for the F.I.R.S.T. Institute
  • Participate in Tiger Leadership Institute
  • Meet with your professors during office hours
  • Invite your parents to Parent & Family Weekend
  • Join a Registered Student Organization
  • Meet with a Student Success Program Coach
  • Visit the Library
  • Schedule your Fall Academic Advising Appointment
  • Check out the Relaxation Zone, or get in a workout at the CRIS

Contact Us

Got questions or just need advice? Email firstgen@memphis.edu or follow us on twitter @uofmfirstgen.