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First-Generation Students

You've made it to college, and to the University of South Carolina. UofSC has plenty of experiences, opportunities, and resources to help you find success.

First-Generation Celebration Week is November 7-11, 2022

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Welcome from Dr. Sandra Kelly, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies

First Generation students are a wonderful and appreciated part of our UofSC community. As a First Generation college graduate myself, I know that a university environment can be confusing and challenging but I also know that it can be a wonderful place to be.  I encourage all of you to open yourself to all of the wonderful experiences that you can have here and also reach out to faculty and staff for support when you need it. We are here for you!  


First Forward

The University of South Carolina is honored to be named a First Forward Institution by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrations (NASPA) for our work with first-generation students.

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