First-Generation Huskies

First Generation students are from families where neither parent or guardian has a four-year degree from a college or university in the United States.  

If you identify as First Gen, the UW is committed to supporting and empowering you. Accessing additional support can be helpful as you transition to the University environment.  

You can use the resources on this site to navigate the University, find community, and get advice!

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Parents & Families

Learn more about helpful ways to support your first-generation student as they begin their college experience! 

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Connect with Alumni

What a wonderful accomplishment to be a First-Gen Husky! Alumni can provide you with community and advice, from day one to graduation and beyond.

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