Welcome to the First Generation to College Student Program at Colby College.

Am I A First Generation to College Student?

  • Yes, if you are a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian (s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university in the U.S.

Why may it matter that I am first generation to college student?

  • College can be a wonderful experience with new opportunities, people, and academic structures. Being successful in college is not just about your intellectual capabilities, but also knowledge of how a college institution works. Having a support system that is knowledgeable about college, particularly elite institutions, is an advantage.  We are here to support you as you navigate financing your experience, understand campus traditions and expectations, and negotiate your academic success with professors, peers, and administration.

Program Highlights:

First Generation to College Student Connections Mentor Program

How do I sign up for the Student Connections Mentor Program? Be a first year student, a first generation college student, and complete the entrance form online https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QuX7IxxocgpjMi0mMLXhsXCCrY36H8tSkxiPO8LPHpM/viewform or print and return to the Pugh Center. We will use this information to match you with a student mentor.