The Office of Student Involvement believes that coming to college is both an incredible experience and an amazing opportunity, especially for students who do not have a family history or tradition of attending college.  College provides you with a chance to try new things, explore fresh ideas, and learn more about the world around you.

While as a First Generation Student you might not be able to get first-hand advice from your family about their college experiences, nothing should stop you from fully engaging with all our campus has to offer.  To that end, in addition to the one-on-one involvement inventory sessions offered by our Involvement Geniuses, our office offers two major programs to help highlight some of the many services, programs, and organizations available to you as a student here.

First Generation Students’ Information Fair

This come-and-go event is held during Week of Welcome and is designed to help connect you with the resources and system of supports available on campus.

First Generation Students’ Week

This week-long event is an opportunity to both celebrate the unique experiences and amazing accomplishments of our first generation students, as well as a chance to highlight some of the services we, as a University, offer that might assist first gen students in becoming the first member of their families to graduate from college.  Some of the many successful events from prior years include: film screenings, trainings, workshops, panel discussions, and theme nights at sporting events.

Additional Resources

If you are a First Generation Student at The University of Alabama and would like some more information about additional resources and support, please contact the Student Support Services TRiO program.  This program provides an array of support services including tutoring in many core subjects, academic advisement, one-on-one counseling in the areas of financial aid, career options, graduate and professional school admission, personal, academic, and professional development workshops and seminars, campus and community cultural enrichment activities, a private computer lab, and graduate and professional school entrance exam prep.

Our office looks forward to helping you with these resources and others to ensure your successful transition to The University of Alabama!