First-generation advising guide

UAA Advising is excited to support all students, especially those who are first in their family to go to college as we are aware that additional support may be useful to these students as they transition to the University environment. If you are a first-generation student, we invite you to use the resources below to navigate the University, find community, and get helpful advice!

First -Gen Student Guides

The guides below are meant to help guide you through the beginning of your time here at UW. These were based on feedback from first-gen students and will help you take steps to make the most of your education:

First-year student guide

Second-year student guide

Transfer student guide

Get Involved & Create Community

Finding community and knowing where to start to get involved on campus can be challenging. Below are some opportunities and resources we’d recommend checking out to begin!