Congratulations on being a First Generation to College Student (FG2C)

Welcome to UCSF, First Gen Students!

First Generation Support Services offers a wide range of programming, mentorship, and leadership opportunities for UCSF students. Take a look at our programs below to get involved.


Buddy program

The First Gen Buddy Program provides opportunities for 1st year students to be peer mentored by a continuing student. Big Buddies give Little Buddies valuable advice and guidance from a student perspective. 


community events

We invite students to come out to meet other first gen students from different programs. We hold events and workshops such as social events, professional development workshops, and wellness activities. Event details will be sent out monthly via First Gen Newsletter. 

individual support

Email Tiffany Lam First Gen Support Services to schedule a 1:1 appointment. We’d love to share with you about available resources to help you succeed during your time at UCSF!

Mentorship program

The First Gen Mentorship Program was created to mentorship opportunities by pairing first gen students with faculty, staff, alumni, postdocs, and residents for support, guidance, and professional development. This program occurs every school year from Fall through Spring.


community visibility

Being First Gen is our strength! First Gen students can receive a First Generation to College (FG2C) lapel pin, sticker, and t-shirt to represent our community! First Gen faculty and staff can also receive a pin and sticker. Graduating First Gen students also receive a First Gen stole and cord during graduation season. Contact First Gen Support Services to request items.

Student Organization

Joining the First Generation to College Student Organization is a great way to get connected with others and get involved in outreach events.