First-gen students and families are in good company at WSU: over 30 percent of WSU students are first generation!
We know college is a new experience for your student – and you – and we’re here to support all of you on this journey. WSU has a number of services and programs specifically for first-gen students, so they can find the tools they need to be successful at WSU and beyond.
The First at WSU Student Center is a great place to start for more information about what it’s like to be a first-gen Coug and the resources available.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will WSU support my student?
The First at WSU Student Center is a great place to find support: it offers programs specifically for first-gen students, knowledgeable staff who can help your student find resources, and a space for students to connect with other first-gen Cougs.
If your student needs help and isn’t sure where to go, the Office of the Dean of Students is a good place to start.
How can my student connect with other first-gen Cougs?
The First at WSU Student Center offers events and programs to help students make connections. It’s also a great space to hang out in, and many students find that they make friends with other first-gen Cougs spending time in the center.
My student is undocumented. What kind of support is available to them?
The Undocumented Student Center provides support and resources to undocumented students at WSU. The center offers programs, clubs, events, and a space to just hang out and connect with other undocumented students on campus.