First2Go

Gold Mountain Lion with the words First 2 Go on its side.

First-Generation Student: (noun) A student whose parents did not graduate from a four-year university.


First2Go Program: (noun) A planned series of events to help first-generation students navigate and succeed in their first year at UCCS.


If neither of your parents have earned a Bachelor's degree, you are considered a first-generation student. UCCS is very proud of our first-generation students and we know that the transition into college can be both exciting and intimidating.

There is a supportive community here for all first-generation students. First2Go works with all first-generation students and their families to help with any academic skill building needs, but also as a support home where first-generation students and families can be heard and receive connections to support across the entirety of the UCCS campus.

 

 First2Go Program Participation

     If you identify as a first-generation student, we would love to have you as part of the First2Go program.  Please email Missy Sernatinger
     at missy.sernatinger@uccs.edu to get more detailed information about the program.  Current members: You should have a First2Go Success
     Plan in your Starfish profile by the second week of classes. 

     Benefits of participating in First2Go:

  • Check-ins with the Office of First Year Experience (FYE)
     
  • Connect with academic coaching and student support on campus
     
  • Earn a cord to wear at graduation upon completion of the program in your first three full-length (fall or spring semesters) academic semesters
     
  • Create lasting connections to campus support
     

  You must complete at least one fall and one spring semester set of First2Go requirements within your first three full- 
  length academic semesters at UCCS in order to receive the First2Go honor cord for graduation.

 

      Fall Semester Requirements:

  • Complete a one-hour academic skills assessment and coaching meeting with a Peer Academic Coach (PAC) in FYE within the first 5 weeks of the semester - you can make an appointment for the assessment in Starfish
     
  • Complete a 30 minute check-in with a First2Go support resource in October
     
  • Complete a 30 minute check-in with a First2Go support resource in November
     
  • Complete the First2Go semester end survey once it is sent to your UCCS email address in December 


      Spring Semester Requirements:

  • Complete a one-hour academic skills assessment and coaching meeting with a Peer Academic Coach (PAC) in FYE within the first 5 weeks of the semester - you can make an appointment for the assessment in Starfish
     
  • Complete a 30 minute check-in with a First2Go support resource in March
     
  • Complete a 30 minute check-in with a First2Go support resource in April
     
  • Complete the First2Go semester end survey once it is sent to your UCCS email address in May

 

For questions about First2Go, please contact Missy Sernatinger at missy.sernatinger@uccs.edu or 719-255-7521.