First-Gen Students

Are you a first-generation college student?  CONGRATULATIONS! You are First to Fly!

We are so glad you're here!  Here are some resources that might help make your transition to college a little easier:

  • Student Glossary: learn common words/phrases used at Temple and in higher education
  • Temple First: A student organization for low-income or first-generation students
  • Next Steps AmeriCorps: Opportunity for low-income, first-generation students to engage in community service, mentoring, and leadership development and receive a stipend
  • First-Year Seminar: Register for a 1-credit course (UNVS 1001) to support your learning and development in your first semester of college
  • Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship: scholarship for new, incoming first-generation students


Do you provide a resource or service that could be useful to Temple University first-generation students? Let us know about it! Send us an email with details at