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Celebrate being a first generation student at Iowa. 

At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are those students who do not have a parent(s) or guardian(s) who completed a four-year degree. At the University of Iowa, about one in five students do not have a parent or legal guardian who has completed a four-year degree. 

This community helps build a meaningful support system as you transition to the University of Iowa. You'll 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.

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.

This community is open to any student who identifies as First Generation. The University of Iowa identifies First Generation students are those who do not have a parent or guardian who completed a four-year higher education degree.

Living Learning Community Courses

Analysis and critique to discover, question, explain, and justify positions and claims made in writing and speaking; reading and listening to comprehend and assess arguments; employment of rhetorical concepts (e.g., purpose, audience); understanding research as responsible inquiry for speaking and writing; special topics, activities.

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Locations Fall 2020 - Spring 2021