Celebrate being a first generation student
In this community, you will have the opportunity to develop close relationships with your peers who also identify as first-generation, connect with faculty and staff who are personally invested in your success and learn about resources and programs designed specifically for you.
At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are those students who do not have a parent or guardian who has completed a four-year degree. About one in five students are first-generation at Iowa.
This Living Learning Community requires students to take an academic course connected to the community. You will be pre-enrolled in the LLC course, which will be included in your academic schedule prior to summer orientation.
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
This community is open to any student who identifies as: first-generation
"Coming to the University of Iowa as a first-generation college student was challenging in the beginning. By joining this LLC, I was easily able to connect with campus resources that have helped me succeed. Additionally, I’ve been able to make friends with other students in this community who also identify as first-generation. The support that I have received in this community has helped me excel both in and out of the classroom."
"Joining this LLC has given me a chance to get involved and take part in many learning experiences on the University of Iowa campus. As a first generation student, I was able to take courses and programs relating to college finances and time management, that complimented my community experience. I know the courses and friendships that I have made have set me up for success."
Why Living Learning Communities?
Learn from others and enhance your residence hall experience.