First Generation Residential Community

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If you are interested in living in a themed residential community catering specifically to first generation college students, please visit the Office of Residence Life website at This community will include a resident assistant/gryphon, a community coordinator and other first generation students of all ages. Students must apply to live in this community. Please forward any questions regarding this process to the Office of Residence Life at


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The First Generation housing community’s mission is to constantly provide first generation college students with additional resources and communal support, all while celebrating the diversity and richness of each individual’s background. This community aims to empower first generation students by supplementing education in a way that is conducive to different learning styles, alleviating family stress and pressures by providing a supportive and stress free environment, and celebrating the richness and privileges of being a first generation college student. We encourage ALL first generation students to apply to live in this community.