Academic Programs

Programs and Services

researchFIRST provides programs and services that help you succeed. These include:

  • Daily study halls
  • Free tutoring
  • Study-skills and time-management workshops
  • Test bank
  • Referrals to research internships
  • Workshops for college success
  • Guest speakers
  • Career exploration opportunities
  • Off-campus excursions
  • FIRST In Line electronic newsletter
  • Announcements on campus activities
  • Student lounge
  • Social activities

“Students who are the first in their family to attend college might not realize how special they are. They have not only the talent and intelligence to get into college, but also the courage to go somewhere and achieve a milestone for their family. FIRST provides a home away from home for first-generation students and gives them opportunities to interact with first-generation staff, mentors and faculty who will guide them toward reaching their full potential.”

Barbara Speziale, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies