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  • First-generation college students enhance the experience of the larger New School community by bringing with them the characteristics of pride, resourcefulness, adaptability, persistence, and independence. Our mission is to provide spaces to cultivate these characteristics so that you flourish in a college setting. We look forward to providing you with advice and insight as you navigate your college experience by offering a series of workshops centered on financial literacy, student-faculty relationships, mental wellness, and academic readiness.

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    "First-Gen Forward" University Designation

    The New School has been recognized as a 2020-2021 "First-Gen Forward" institution by The Center for First-generation Student Success. This designation is given to higher education institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to helping first-generation college students persist to graduation. Along with this honor, the university will receive additional resources to help us continue to build robust programming for these students.

    National First-Generation College Student Day Highlights

    National First-Gen Day is an annual celebration of first-generation college students. Each year, the New School community comes together to celebrate. Check out our photo album from last year's First-Gen Day panel discussion.

    Commencement Highlights

    We're so proud of our newly minted first-generation grads! On May 11, 2019, New School Firsts hosted a brunch at Wollman Hall to honor them. View our photos from the celebration.

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    212.229.8996
    nsfirsts@newschool.edu

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