First Generation at UCCS

First2Go is designed to recognize, celebrate, and establish belonging for first-generation college students. With over 30% of UCCS undergrads identifying as the first in their families to go to college with the goal of earning a four-year college degree, First2Go offers a space for connection, support, and celebration to come alongside students through their college journey.

First2Go Connections

First2Go Connections is about celebrating and recognizing our students who will be the first in their families who will earn a Bachelor's degree by providing individualized support and promoting ways to connect with other first-generation students and their families, as well as others in our community - such as faculty and staff - that were also first-generation.

All first-generation students who graduate from UCCS will have the opportunity to pick up a cord to wear at Commencement to highlight and recognize their accomplishments.

Students interested in participating in, or receiving more information about, First2Go Connections may email

First2Go Faculty and Staff Network

First2Go Faculty and Staff Network (FGFSN) brings together UCCS faculty and staff who identify as first-generation to affirm, celebrate, welcome, mentor, and support our current and future first-generation UCCS college students.

The FGFSN spotlights its membership in different ways, including sharing stories and experiences to affirm and celebrate one another and opportunities to get involved with our partnerships and programming for first-generation college students.

UCCS Faculty and Staff who would like to be a part of the FGFSN are encouraged to complete this form.

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