Nearly 10% of undergraduate students who attend MICA identify as first generation, coming from many different cultural, socioeconomic, ethnic, and familial backgrounds. This means that the first generation students at MICA may experience different challenges during their transition into college, and need different support and resources.In order to help you acclimate to college life and learn about the MICA community we have gathered some important information from all areas of campus life to help get you started. If you still have questions, or can’t find the information that you are looking for, you can visit the offices home website, or reach out to any of the resources on this page and they will be happy to guide you in the right direction.
In addition to the many first gen students who attend MICA, we are lucky to employ many faculty and staff who share the experience of having been the first in their family to attend college. You can look for signs on office doors to identify those resources who will be happy to answer your questions.
We also look forward to November 8th when we join other colleges and universities across the country in celebrating National First Gen Day!