Read some of the stories that highlight the experiences of our first-generation community.
Becoming Doctor June Hairston
A First-Generation College Student Journey.
UW Alumni Share What Being a First-Gen College Graduate Means to Them
Hear from UW alumni who identify as first-generation college graduates to share their own stories about their college experiences. Share your story, too!
What Being First Generation Means to These Students
UW School of Medicine faculty, residents, fellows and students share what being first generation means to them.
#BeTheFirst: Charlotte’s journey
Charlotte Sanders, a teaching associate in the School of Social Work, shares her experience as a first-gen student in both her undergraduate and graduate programs.
Closing the gap for first-gen students
Samantha Penjaraenwatana tells her story of empowerment as a first-generation student at UW Bothell.
This UW Tacoma story campaign celebrates students, faculty, and staff who are the first in the family to attend college, and the diverse experiences and strengths they bring to our learning community.