First Generation Engineering Program

1st Gen Engin

1st Gen Engin is a program for first generation students in the College of Engineering (i.e. first generation in your family to earn a four year degree in the U.S.)

We are so happy you are at the University of Michigan and want to help you along the way. Being the first to achieve something can be intimidating but you have worked hard to get here and we are proud of you. As a first gen, we want to connect you to resources and the first gen community on campus which includes students (undergraduate & graduate) , staff, faculty, and alumni.
1st Gen Engin began in the Fall of 2018. Please visit our Events Page to learn more about what we have done so far and be sure to check here for upcoming events!
Would you like to connect with a mentor? The individuals on this list are 1st gens themselves or allies and have agreed to serve as mentors for 1st gen undergraduate and graduate students in the College. Please feel to free to email them. They are hoping to hear from you!
First Gen Website – includes ample resources, stories of other first gens on campus, news, and more!
First Gen Student Group &  Propeller Collective – two student orgs specifically for you!
First Gen Space – for studying, meetings, to learn more about first gen
CAPS Resource – what are some challenges first gens face?