First Generation Student Engagement programming and support provides connections to academic, career, wellness and many other services to foster a sense of belonging and community.
Within each area of programming, there is a focus on connection (to each other and the broader U of T community), as well as navigating barriers to access and inclusion.
First Generation Student Engagement is part of Access & Inclusion Peer Programs.
This program is for First Generation students along with intersectional identities, including: Racialized, international, 2SLGBTQIA+, mature, Transitional Year Programme students (current & former) and other lived identities.
How The Program Works
Mentor navigator appointments will return in August 2022.
Learn more about the mentor navigators and ask key questions at drop-ins held weekly starting September 6, 2022.
Join us for events that focus on specific connections and support for First Generation students.
Program Activities & Schedule23 Aug
Financial Aid for First Generation Undergrads
Learn about OSAP, awards, financial planning and counselling. Attend with family and friends.Register13 Sep
Welcome First Generation Students
Engage with your First Generation peers, graduate students, working professionals and professors from different departments!Register5 Dec
Black, Latin American, Southeast Asian & First Generation Undergrad Students Engaging in Research
African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation students discuss research with involved upper year Mentor Navigators and professors from a variety of disciplines who will share their perspectives on: how to demystify research and why this experience is important for undergrads; wayfinding and tips for preparing applications; and the demand for equitable access to opportunities. Presentation, faculty panel and Q&A, breakout rooms - bring your questions!Register
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You will receive a confirmation email regarding your registration. For questions and registration support, please email Adonica Huggins email@example.com.
Considerations & Exceptions
If you’re interested in further resources, please check out the Mentorship & Peer Programs resource library to learn more.