Entering college is a time characterized by many changes and challenges, especially for those who are first in their family to attend college. Having a strong support system can make a significant difference in learning to navigate the ins and outs of this new environment. GenerationOne is an affinity group that connects Framingham State students, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college. Our goal is to offer support – academic and social -- as you take this important step towards achieving your future goals! 

What does it mean to be first-generation? 

  • Students who are first in their family to attend college.
  • Students who have parents/guardians who did not graduate from college or who do not have a bachelors degree (even if your siblings have attended college before you, you are still considered a first generation college student).
  • Students whose social networks, including relatives and friends, did not graduate from college.

Not sure if you are a first-generation college student? Have questions about being a first generation college student? Ask! Email: or visit Academic Success staff in CASA.

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