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Achieve college success with First-at-LAS Heading link

First-at-LAS is committed to supporting your college journey, both inside and outside the classroom. Join us and we will help you:
  • Connect with LAS Faculty

    Explore the many ways you can interact with professors in LAS and begin developing professional relationships. Check out our programs and resources, including the Connect Faculty-Student Mentorship Program, and start building your college network.

  • Become Research Ready

    Research experience benefits students across majors academically, personally, and professionally. Get started by learning more about the research process and research in your field. Then, take steps to connect with faculty around research and explore campus opportunities.

  • Learn Academic Success Strategies

    Access college toolkits to learn academic success strategies and develop habits of excellence. Topics include course management, interacting with professors, and navigating a college environment.

  • Embrace your First-Gen Story

    Find strength in your first-gen identity by learning the stories of first-gen members of the LAS community, and inspire others with your story. Learn more about our Tell Me Your Story programs, including a speaker series, student perspectives, and essay contest.


  • Build Community

    Attend our semester hang outs and connect with the LAS first-gen community. During sessions, students meet, enjoy lunch, and reflect on their experiences. Dates for Fall Semester 2022 will be announced in September.

  • Receive Support

    Speak to First-at-LAS staff to learn about programs, ask questions, or get connected to college resources and spaces that can support your college journey. Attend virtual drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 12-1PM or email us at

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