U1.0: First Gen Initiative

U1.0 is a program designed to engage with and support first-generation students at UWM and its branch campuses. We provide assistance to help first-generation students get acclimated to life on campus. U1.0 regularly hosts events, both celebratory and educational, in order to connect with and support first-generation students in their academic, personal, and professional endeavors. At UWM, about 29% of the undergraduate student population is identified as first-generation!

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The U1.0 Newsletter is sent out weekly and provides students with information about what is happening at the Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC), campus updates, scholarship opportunities, job and internship opportunities as well as events, activities and volunteering happening on campus and in the greater Milwaukee area.

To be added to our mailing list, please email us at uwmfirstgen@uwm.edu

As a member of a Living Learning Community at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you get to be part of a “community within a community” by living in the residence halls among students with similar interests. There are multiple Living Learning Communities at each UWM residence hall. For more information on LLC’s click here.