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First Generation Students

As a first generation college student at Stetson University, you have many reasons to be proud. You have the distinct opportunity of being among the first in your family to attend a college or university. Your family members, friends and community look up to you. Congratulations on this honor!

You are not alone! Nearly 40 percent of undergraduates at Stetson University are first generation students, along with a significant number of faculty and staff members. Stetson University is committed to helping you get to graduation day. For over 128 years the university has maintained a strong commitment to first generation students. Recently, the university adopted a peer mentor program to better serve all first generation students. Through this program, you are directly paired with students who understand your experience and are able to help you learn and grow within the Stetson University community.

Whether you are a prospective or current first generation student, we are committed to providing the highest quality of support services to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Explore this website and learn more about the resources that are available to you as first generation students at Stetson University.