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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!


  • Spring 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.

Other Resources

UC San Diego has campus-wide information and resources for First-Generation Students that we encourage you to take a look at.

The University of California system also has information and resources available.

Triton Firsts is a comprehensive initiative to engage first-generation faculty, staff, students, and alums.

Announcing the launch of the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative

At UC San Diego, we believe education should be accessible to all ambitious and talented students. Therefore, we are proud to announce the launch of the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative, a campus-wide program designed to reflect and serve California’s fastest growing demographic. This means attracting and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student community—making UC San Diego a place where generations rise.

Listen to what a student has to say about the importance of the initiative:

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To find out more about the initiative, please visit

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!