First-Generation Students

Are you a first-generation college student? CONGRATULATIONS! We are so glad you're here! Review 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

Consider joining Temple First, a student organization for low-income or first-generation students.

Next Steps AmeriCorps

Next Steps AmeriCorps is an 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 First-year Seminar course (UNVS 1001) to support your learning and development in your first semester of college

Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship

Learn more about the Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship, a scholarship for new, incoming first-generation students.

Dates to Remember

Nov. 8

Join us for the First-Generation College Celebration (FGCC)! More details to come!

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