You may be the first in your family but you are not the first at HGSE. Harvard considers you a first generation college student if you were the first generation of your immediate family to graduate from a four-year college or the equivalent. First Generation students as well as students from historically disenfranchised communities are an integral part of HGSE. We work to support students who commonly "don't know what they don't know." We aim to introduce students to the large number of possibilities and opportunities here at HGSE.
During Orientation, we will host a welcome session and reception for First Gen Students. The session is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 28th from 6 - 8 pm.
First Gen students are encouraged to attend our Faculty Panel for Research Methods on Monday, August 21st. Panelists will speak about the importance of Quantitative and other research method skills for advancing academic and professional careers for students from under-represented groups.
All students are invited to participate in programming throughout the academic year focused on the needs and narrative of First Gen Students.
The Bureau of Study Counsel at Harvard provides academic counseling, workshops and discussions, peer tutoring, the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies, and self-help materials in the BSC’s Cranium Corner and on the website.
Below are some resources for FLIC Students
Mental Health Services has affinity group based counseling services
Student Life at Harvard
The Harvard College First Generation Student Union
First Generation Harvard Alumni