Celebrate Being a First-Gen Warrior
Being first-generation means you are the first person in your family to earn a bachelor’s degree. Over 3,500 undergraduates, or 43.3% of students, at WSU are First-Gen Warriors.
First-gen students, compared to students whose parents have a 4-year bachelor’s degree, are more likely to be:
- Equally supported and encouraged by their parents
- Transfer students
- Juggling academics and a job
- Commuting or living off campus
My parents support my education but there were times they couldn’t help me, because they didn’t have experience in college. My first-gen orientation class helped me understand loans, renting versus buying textbooks, joining clubs, studying abroad and many other aspects of being a college student.