VCU is a place where first-gens fly.
How do you know if you’re a first-generation student? Any student who had neither parents nor guardians complete a four-year degree is a “first-gen.” Even if you have siblings who are in college or who got a degree, you’re part of the same generation, so you’re all first-generation.
- Nearly 1/3
Of VCU’s undergraduate students will be the first in their families to graduate from a university
We're here to help with school
For academic help, your academic advisor is here for you. So are your instructors, tutors and support services like the Writing Center.Explore academic support
Find support adjusting to college life
With You First at VCU resources for first-gen students, you can get help with everything from wellness to student activities to transportation.Check out You First
Get set up for success
VCU’s TRIO program can connect you with everything from help with your FAFSA application to career workshops to financial counseling.Discover TRIO