First-Gen Resources

Are you a first generation college student? If so, you’re in good company. Roughly 29 percent of Berkeley students are first generation college students, and we work hard to ensure that you have the support and resources to thrive as a scholar, as a leader, and as a vital member of the Berkeley campus community.

Being a first-generation college student is more than coming from a background where your parents or guardians did not graduate from college. Like you, these exceptional students are forging new ground as they venture into the unknown world of higher education. We think this is something to be proud of.

Start here to find a supportive community that can help you succeed throughout your campus journey, including academic programs, leadership opportunities, comprehensive career services, expert tutoring and more.

Learn more about some of our amazing First-Generation College Students from the University of California.