Are you a student whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree? This includes students who have siblings in college, students whose parents received an associate’s degree, or students whose parents received their degree outside of the United States. If so, then you are a First-Generation student and we're here to help you!
OAMI is a key partner in supporting first-generation college students at the University of Michigan and is home to the First-Generation Student Gateway in our office on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities Building.
If you are a First-Generation student, we encourage you to meet Terra Molengraff, Program Director of First-Generation Initiatives.
Dedicated to everything first-gen at Michigan, this site has what you need to find and connect with resources and the community
The Gateway is linked to several partner offices and is for all first-generation undergraduate and graduate students and their supporters
Honors and celebrates the accomplishments, traditions, and experiences of the graduating first-generation student community
U-M First-Gen Website
An online showcase of our First-Gen community
Find all the news and happenings for First-Generation Student Initiatives here. Read stories of first-gen students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and see how Michigan continues to lead by supporting students like yourself.
Visit the First-Gen Student Initiatives website
First-Gen Student Gateway
A place on campus for First-Gen students to gather
The First-Generation Student Gateway is a starting point to connect first-generation students to resources. The Gateway is linked to several partner offices and is a home for support for first-generation students.
- Find resources for first-generation students
- Connect to partner offices that support first-generation students
- Meet with Terra and other support staff
- Study and meet with friends and classmates with complimentary printing
Visit the First-Generation Student Gateway in the OAMI office on the 3rd floor of the Student Activities Building.
Celebrating first-gen trailblazers at commencement
The First-Generation Graduation Celebration honors students' achievements and uniquely complements Michigan's formal commencement. Beginning in 2009 in the living room of Sociology professor Dwight Lang and his wife Sylvia, the celebration has grown to honor all first-generation undergraduate and graduate students every year.
Program Director of First-Generation Initiatives
First-Gen Program Assistant