The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives is a partner in supporting first-generation college students at the University of Michigan. More details regarding first-gen initiatives can be found at OAMI welcomes the community to visit the First-Generation Student Gateway located in OAMI.


Who is a first-generation student?

The formal definition of a first-generation college student is a student whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree. This may include students who have siblings in college, students whose parents received an associate’s degree, or students whose parents received their degree outside of the U.S. We welcome students who identify as first-generation to learn more and become involved in the First Generation Student Gateway.

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OAMI is home to the First-Generation Student Gateway

The First-Generation Student Gateway serves as 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.

The Gateway is for all first-generation undergraduate and graduate students and their allies, and is open during regular business hours.

Students can use the space for:

  • Finding resources for first-generation students
  • Connecting to partner offices that support first-generation students
  • Meet with First Generation Project Manager Terra Molengraff
  • Study space
  • Meeting space


Where is the Gateway?

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The First-Generation Student Gateway is located in OAMI at 3009 Student Activities Building – 515 E. Jefferson, Ann Arbor, MI