What's first gen? At Nazareth College, a student is identified as a first-generation college student if neither parent/guardian earned a bachelor's degree. If this is you, congratulations! Attending college is an accomplishment and we celebrate this milestone with you.

You are not alone. There are currently 260 reported first-generation college students on campus, which is 11.4% of the undergraduate student body.

Our initiatives seek to:

  • Connect you to appropriate resources on campus
  • Provide individual support to help you navigate the college experience
  • Create a community and sense of pride about being first-gen
  • Increase awareness of first-gen students on campus, and recognize your strengths
  • Create a campus-wide initiative to support and celebrate first-gen students

We look forward to supporting you throughout your college journey! 

Spring 2019 Events

Plan Your Future

  • What: Drop by and connect with Nazareth career coaches and staff from civic engagement, study abroad, and graduate Admissions offices
  • When: Thursday January 24, 2019 from 12:10-1 p.m.
  • Where: Shults Forum
  • Who can attend: first-generation students, Young Scholars, HEOP, and Excel students
  • RSVP: not required

Graduate School Application Process presentation

  • What: Receive grad school application tips from a graduate enrollment counselor
  • When: Friday February 1, 2019 from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Media B (Library)
  • Who can attend: first-generation students, Young Scholars, HEOP, and Excel students
  • RSVP: not required

FAFSA renewal workshop

  • What: Connect with financial aid advisors to renew your FAFSA and TAP application
  • When: Choose Friday February 8, 2019, or Friday February 15, 2019 from 3-4 p.m.
  • Where: Library 122
  • Who can attend: first-generation students, Young Scholars, HEOP, and Excel students
  • Tell us you’re coming: RSVP for FAFSA Renewal Workshop

Contact

Rene Fuehrer

Rene Fuehrer

Coordinator, First Generation Student Initiatives/Counselor
585-389-2388
rfuehre1@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 182B
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11%

of Nazareth undergraduates are first-generation college students