First GEN @ Muir

Mission Statement

Being the first to attend college means you are a trailblazer – you belong here in the home of the independent spirit. First GEN @ Muir provides a space to grow and flourish.

Our mission is to create a community of support that offers first-generation college students opportunities to explore and express their individuality while navigating their UC San Diego journey.

Our goals at Muir College are to support the first-generation experience with:

  • Transitioning into UC San Diego
  • Connecting to campus resources
  • Fostering and building upon a network of meaningful relationships

First GEN @ Muir is a group dedicated to celebrating and honoring the first-generation university experience.


Join us the first Friday of every month in Half Dome Lounge for First Fridays at Muir!  Bring your lunch and join Muir College staff for a luncheon and some community time any time between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m!


  • Winter 2019
    • January 11, 2019
    • February 1, 2019
    • March 15, 2019
  • Spring 2019
    • April 5, 2019
    • May 3, 2019
    • June 7, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions


UC San Diego and the University of California Office of the President define first-generation college students as students with neither parent having a four-year college degree.

At Muir, we recognize that even if one or both of a student's parent have a four-year college degree, other circumstances may lead them to self-identify as a first generation college student.  We welcome any of our students that identify with the first generation college student experience.

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Contact Information

Do you have questions about First GEN @ Muir or first-generation students?  Contact us and we'll direct your question to the appropriate staff member!