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First Generation College Students

At Vanderbilt University, first generation college student (FGCS) – those from families in which neither parent has earned a four-year undergraduate degree – are an integral part of our University community. These students contribute to the great diversity, and the cultural and intellectual life of our community.

We want to celebrate your abilities, your strength, and your resilience. We want to ensure that your transition to Vanderbilt is smooth and seamless as we strive to connect you and your family to our many resources. Please see the video below highlighting some of the experiences of first generation college students at Vanderbilt.

Check out recent articles highlighting First-Generation College Students at Vanderbilt and the Office of Transition Programs.