First-Generation

Welcome to the Orange community! We are excited that you’ve joined us and we look forward to supporting you throughout each phase of your personal Becoming Orange journey.

Being the first in your family or support system to go to college can be a challenging task. Not only are we here to help answer your questions, the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs is here to help you define success, pursue your dreams and reach your goals. We’ve curated a list of helpful resources below, are happy to connect you with campus offices and ask that you do not hesitate to contact the team if you have questions or concerns. Past Syracuse Welcome and throughout your first year, our team will continue to share helpful resources and host events to help you build a community.

’Cuse First Pre-Welcome Program

Prior to Syracuse Welcome, this two-day program is designed to help new first-generation students connect, answers questions and prepare for their academic career. Explore the Pre-Welcome webpage for more information.

’Cuse First Leaders

Our student team members are excited to meet you!

Be Involved 

We encourage you to explore the following programs below in addition to all of the ways to Be Involved.

Many2Come was created to give students that are first-generation a free space where they can express their concerns. Concerns include: workload, or the adaptation from an environment where they were more comfortable and familiar with, for example their high school or their hometown, into a place where they cannot really gain advice from their family members who have no college experience. Once these expressions are made the organization will work to serve students through panels, workshops, conferences, general body meetings, guest speakers and more; where they can build to the professional aspect of the college experience.

Participants will be able to gain advice from other students and faculty members that can then help navigate them through the resources they weren't aware of before joining the organization. Many2Come supports students in pursuing academic goals, succeeding while in school and preparing for life after graduation. All students of all backgrounds, first gen or not, are welcome to join Many2Come, helping to make Syracuse University a place of opportunity for everyone, no matter their starting points and/or privileges.

Learn more about Many2Come through 'Cuse Activities Syracuse University's recognized Student Organization portal, or email many2comeatsu@gmail.com.

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