Being a first generation college student is more than coming from a background where one's parents or guardians did not graduate from college. It is about venturing into the unknown world of graduate and professional school to actualize one's potential and contribute to one's family, community, profession and society. As part of UCSF’s mission to educate and train a diverse student body, we aim to promote a campus environment in which the dreams of our academic pioneers and the collective vision for equal educational opportunity regardless of socioeconomic class can be realized.
We invite you to explore our evolving website where you will find information about what we have to offer and ways in which you can connect with our community and services. We hope that our website reflects our values and mission to provide a place of acknowledgement, understanding and support for our first generation college students.
Visit the First Generation Support Services website.