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Proud to Be First-Gen!

1st Generation Students at Curry College show their pride

Curry College recognizes that being the first in your family to attend college is exciting and a source of​ personal and family pride. However, we also know that it can be a challenge navigating college life in the first-year, and as such, Curry is committed to creating a community of academic and social supports for first-generation college students and their families.  Currently, 37% of our first-year students have identified as First-Generation and 15% of our total student population have identified as First-Generation.

At Curry, we encourage students, faculty, and staff to self-identify as "First-Generation" if your parent(s) or guardian(s) did not attain a bachelor's degree at a college or university in the United States. This definition aligns with that of the United States Department of Education and used on the Common App.

Being the first at anything can be difficult, so the College is here to help help you and your family by:

  • Providing pre-arrival outreach through Accepted Student Day and Orientation
  • Hosting sessions at such events for First-Generation students and their families
  • Creating a centralized place for First-Generation resources through this website and on the myCurry Portal
  • Inviting First-Generation students to be part of our Curry First-Gen Community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, including:
    • Having a Curry Partner student mentor
    • Taking a Curry Launch section dedicated to First-Generation student success.

First-Gen Events - Spring 2023

First-Gen Coffee & Conversations
Friday, February 24
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

First-Gen Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 3
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

First-Gen Coffee & Conversations
Friday, March 31
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Campus Services

Ways to Be Connected

First-Generation students, faculty and staff

Celebrating First-Generation Stories at Curry College

A third of Curry students (and many faculty and staff) are the first in their family to attend college. And while every story is different, being first-gen brings with it an incredible sense of pride.

Read More About Curry's Proud First-Gen Population