First Generation Students at WAC
What makes you a first-generation college student?
A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree.
Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment. We recognize that you will face unique experiences as you begin this exciting journey, and we look forward to supporting you.
What can I do on campus?
- Become a part of the Student Government Association
- Join a club!
- This link has a list of all the clubs and groups on campus. If you dont see something you’re interested in, start a new club!
- Not sure what events are going on for students? Check out the Student Events Board Calendar. If you’re passing by in Hodson Hall, you’ll always see the next upcoming events.
Need academic support?
The Office of Academic Support is located on the top floor of Miller Library. This is where you go if you need accommodations for class (note taker, etc.) or if you need test accommodations. They also help coordinate peer tutors along with course mentoring.
We also have the Writing Center which is located on the first floor of Goldstein Hall. This is where you would go if you need help with an essay or your thesis.
Worried about your math homework or having an exam coming up? Don’t worry, you can always check out the Qualitative Skills Center which is located on the first floor of Miller Library.
Questions about Career and Job opportunities?
Make sure that you go see our Career Development, located in the Larrabee Building, next to Goldestein Hall. They can answer any questions you might have about your future career from building your resume, to internship opportunities, and more!