First-Generation Student Initiatives

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! Being the first member of your family to attend college is a big accomplishment and an exciting challenge.

You are not alone. There are currently 290+ reported first-generation college students on campus, which is 14% of the undergraduate student body.

Our initiatives seek to:

  • Provide workshops and individual support to help you navigate college
  • Create a community and sense of pride about being first-gen
  • Connect you to appropriate resources on campus
  • 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! 


Celebrate First-Gen Student Day

What: We will recognize and celebrate the successes of Nazareth's first-generation faculty, staff, and students

When: Friday November 8, 2019

  • Details to follow

FAFSA Renewal Workshop

When: TBA

Graduate School Application Process Presentation

When: TBA



Rene Fuehrer

Rene Fuehrer

Coordinator, First Generation Student Initiatives/Counselor
Smyth Hall 182B