The First Generation First Quarter Challenge program offers opportunities for students to succeed in their first year at the university. FGFQ serves students who were the first in their family to attend college. Our program was developed by Social Science students, staff, and faculty who were also the first in their family to attend college. They know firsthand what it takes to succeed at UCI and are eager to offer their support, guidance and friendship to other first generation students as they settle into the university. You can read this article for more information about the first generation experience

Our program has been featured in the Huffington Post! Check it out Here!



This program will start Fall 2017! The First Generation First Quarter Challenge is a 10-week program in which small groups of First Generation freshmen and transfer students. Meetings are weekly for workshops, sessions, and other activities designed to support a successful university transition. This is a co-curricular program and participation is voluntary. Enrollment is limited and free!


If you are interested, Click Here to apply!

 Please join us during Week 0, September 28th for our annual First Generation Mixer at 6:00pm-7:00pm in SSPB 1208! Come by and get a chance to meet other students joining our program! Please RSVP for the event by Clicking Here.


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