Would you like to be a part of a brand new living-learning community this year? FIRST students now have the unique opportunity to live in a community with other first-generation students that share similar experiences!
The FIRST Program has graduated
over 800 students since 2006.
The FIRST Living-Learning Community is a residential community designed for new first-generation college students. FIRST aims to ease your transition into college, providing a structured living community and resources to promote your success at Clemson. The community fosters social interaction and allows you to connect with your peers through shared experiences. You will be offered support in the form of study sessions and tutoring in the residence hall, educational workshops facilitated by faculty and staff members, and will be matched with a successful first-generation peer mentor to guide you through your first year.
Social and Interpersonal Support:
The FIRST LLC is located in Mauldin Residence Hall. The co-ed FIRST community has approximately 25 resident students. You will be able to enjoy a newly renovated study lounge area equip with comfortable lounge furniture and smart TV. There is no additional application or fee to live in the FIRST Living-Learning Community.
*Remember, roommate choices trump everything. If you list a roommate choice and that person does not list FIRST LLC, you will likely be placed with the roommate and NOT in the FIRST LLC.
Join the FIRST LLC Facebook group to meet other people who are planning to live with us. This would be a great place to search for a roommate and get to know potential hall mates!
“The FIRST Program is a life saving program for first-generation college students. The biggest benefit is the opportunity to make friends and socialize with other first-generation students. Overall, FIRST is a family that students can become a part of, not only to ensure their success in college, but also in life.” — Robert Locke ‘14, FIRST Student
“My circle of friends here so far in freshman year consists of the people I met at the FIRST summer preview this past June. The program is really helpful, because now I'm not totally alone with everything, and my friends from FIRST are going through the same things.” — Hannah Halusker ‘16, FIRST Student