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First-Generation Network and Communication

Please email with questions you may have about the first-generation experience at USD.

Please join the First-Gen Network to share and receive information and resources that better support the first-generation experience at USD. This Network is open to the entire USD community whether you identify as first-gen college student or want to support this population at USD.

What does the "First Generation" pin mean?

First-Generation PinThe "First Generation" pin serves as a symbol of pride for taking an important step toward successfully completing a higher education degree. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators who wear the pin identify as First-Gen College Student and embrace it as part of our USD experience.

Incoming students can receive their "First Generation" pin at the First-Generation Student & Family Lunch taking place on Friday, September 1, 2017 during OLÉ! Weekend.