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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 you are the first in your family who will earn 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. First2Go is a program for first-generation students to see and meet peers, faculty, and staff who are/were also first-generation students. There is a supportive community here for all first-generation students. First2Go buttons are used to highlight those at UCCS who are the first in their families to seek or earn a four-year college degree. Throughout a students' college career, other first-generation students, faculty, and staff serve as their support, community, cheerleaders, and role models. 

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

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 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 msernati@uccs.edu to get more detailed information about the program.  Current members: You should have a First2Go Success Plan in
     your Starfish profile. 

     Benefits of participating in First2Go:

  • Receive check-ins from the Office of First Year Experience
     
  • Gain meaningful experiences to build your resume by attending designated events on campus
     
  • Earn a cord to wear at graduation upon completion of the program in your first year
     
  • Create lasting friendships

 First2Go Program Requirements:

  • Stop by the First Year Experience each month and complete an F2G Check-in Form. This lets us know how you are doing, gives you immediate access to support, and helps us know where we can offer additional support. 
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 Challenges (Optional ways you can enhance your Mountain Lion Experience):

  • Attend each of your professor's office hours at least once.
  • Meet with your advisor to discuss next semester's class plan.
  • Stop by the Career Center to make sure you're on the correct major track for your wanted career.
  • Go to a Clyde's Night event (Bingo, Trivia, Karaoke, etc.)
  • Make a National Academic Quizbowl Tournament team and compete.
  • Attend a ROAR Daze event.
  • Visit all of the Excel Centers to see what services they have to offer.
  • Join a student organization.
  • Attend an Adulting 101 class at the UC.
  • Go to a ENT Center for the Arts show or event.
  • More to come!

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