There is something special about being the FIRST…

…especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs and discover colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students. We feature YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Watch some below or share your own story.

Too much and Too comfortable

I recently started a Virtual Certified Peer Educator Training through NASPA and I saw a slide that resonated with me, "Common Traps of a Peer...

Capture the Moment: CMU Orientation 2016

Orientation was a blast! Orientation at CMU is one of national acclaim; a nine-day convention of events, community discussions, lessons from older...

Summers: Before and After College

The summer before my first year of college I served as a camp counselor’s assistant at the summer camp at my local park. The thing was, I didn’t...

Moving-In: Jorge in CMU

My move-in experience was simple; I rolled my duffle bag-suitcase hybrid to my dorm, Hamerschlag House, named after the first president of CMU,...

To The Class of 2024

I can almost remember the summer before my freshman year in college like it was yesterday: frequent runs to go dorm shopping and storage bins...

Happy Friday, y'all! Today is a great day to highlight the Junior Scholars Program at @Reed_College_: reed.edu/apply/visit/ju…