First Gen

 Welcome to UCA!

Did you know that nearly 30% of new UCA students are first-gen?  Many faculty at UCA were also first-gen college students. If you are, too, then you’re in great company!

What is “First Gen?”

“First generation student” means you are one among the first generation of people in your immediate family to go to college or earn a college degree.  If that’s you, our FirstGen@UCA Program is here to help you succeed in your efforts to earn your degree.  Many First Gen students are academically ready for college, but have a lot of questions about HOW to do college.  FirstGen@UCA can help answer those questions.  So ask your questions! Let us know how to help you!  Be proud that you are First2Go!

Have questions?  See our FirstGen@UCA Resources page, or email