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First Year Experience (FYE) and Orientations

An introductory guide for freshman and transfer students (or anyone new to UNT Libraries)

Welcome to the First Generation library guide page!

  • This page on the First Year Experience Guide references First Year, First Gen and College Success resources. UNT Emerald Eagle Scholars is also part of the First Generation Success Center's programs.

What is the First-Generation Success Center?

The First-Generation Success Center is a resource center developed to better support first-generation students as they navigate college life. First-Generation students make up almost 40% of the student population. The center works to collaborate with campus partners to design workshops and presentations addressing topics such as campus resources, financial aid, financial literacy, college terminology, career preparation, and academic coaching. The First Generation Success Center is housed in the Center for Belonging and Engagement under the Division of Student Affairs.

Who is a first-generation college student?

The University of North Texas defines a first-generation* student as a student (undergraduate/graduate) whose parent/s or guardian/s did not complete a four-year college degree (bachelor’s degree) from an institution of higher education (college or university) in the United States. If a student has only one primary parent or guardian, the education of the non-primary parent does not need to be considered. 

First Generation Success Center [website]

Student Organization:

First Gen Success center events 2023-2024

Spring 2024:
Fall 2023:

Emerald Eagle Scholars Program ((For EESP students)

EESP study nights this Spring @ Willis Library

Subject term examples to browse the UNT Libraries' collection:

In the Subject Field of library catalog advanced search enter:

  • First-generation college students

  • First-generation college students > Services for > United States

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