First generation celebration!

Share your #FearlessFirst experience. Tell us WHY YOU ARE PROUD TO BE A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT with a message, photo, or video!

Inspire. Be inspired.

UMD was recognized by the Center for First-generation Student Success for our demonstrated commitment to advancing first-generation student success. As you fearlessly create a college legacy, we are here to celebrate your accomplishments and help you find your way.

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Do you recognize these first-generation students?

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Fill in the blank: I wish I'd known... Share tips with other students.

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Discover different departments on campus supporting first-generation students.

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First-Gen Champions