First-Generation College Students

Welcome First-Gen College Students!

At Seattle University, we define first-generation college students as students whose parents or guardians have not received a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Some first-generation college students may have siblings who have completed a bachelor’s degree.

First-Generation College Student Resources

Download our First-Gen Guidebook, written by SU first-gen students for first-gen students.

Learn more about Seattle U’s "I’m First-Gen" Campaign to bring visibility to staff, faculty, and students who identify as First-Generation college students.

If you are looking for the opportunity to build your writing skills and contribute a scholarly or creative piece about your experience as a first-generation college student, learn more about Imprint, Seattle U’s First-Gen publication

Check out The Outreach Center's Event Calendar for the next First-Gen Friday, where we come together as a first-gen community to talk about our shared experiences and learn from each other.

Meet some of the members of our first-gen community. If you’re interested in being featured, please contact The Outreach Center at

First-Gen Guidebook: Your Primary Info Source!