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Be a part of GenerationOne!

Are you the first in your family to go to college? If so, the GenerationOne Living Learning Community at Virginia Tech is a place where you can share the unique triumphs and challenges of navigating college life as a first-gen student with others!

A side view of Pritchard Hall from the perspective of Dietrick Hall, with the building outlined by bright blue sky.

Located in Pritchard Hall, this welcoming community is open to all first-generation students. This community features programming and a course that celebrates the first-gen identity. We aim to create community, promote lifelong learning, welcome diverse ideas, instill values, and cultivate a strong academic identity.

A student is identified as a first-generation college student if neither parent or guardian has earned a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.
  • Uniting students around the shared identity of being a first-generation college student
  • Connecting students to an in-residence professional and student staff who share these interests and are committed to engaging students and developing sustained relationships with them
  • Connecting an academic and social community that functions as a multidimensional support network for students
  • Connecting students with programs and people that will support their success at Virginia Tech
  • A dedicated peer mentor to help you navigate your first year of college
  • Student success workshops and ambassadors to develop a student success plan and help you sharpen your academic success skills
  • Increase your social and academic confidence
  • Participation in community service that engages you with the campus and local community
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement, and support
  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • All GenerationOne first-year students are expected to enroll in a one-credit History course, "History of the First-Generation Student Identity." More information will be provided in the summer about how to enroll.
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For additional information, contact the GenerationOne Director at firstgen@vt.edu.