StudentsFIRST fosters an effective transition to the University by providing targeted services and resources that promote a holistic experience to support students through their journey to become the first in their family to earn a college degree.
StudentsFIRST will provide programs and services for first-generation students to create an enjoyable collegiate experience at The University of Mississippi. During students’ first-year of college, StudentsFIRST will introduce resources that focus on the following topics:
- Establishing friendships
- Strengthening interpersonal skills
- Exposing students to the diverse environments
- Developing study skills
- Managing multiple roles
- Becoming financially responsible
- Creating student professionalism
- Preparing for career exploration
StudentsFIRST First Fridays
September 7th: Meet and Greet 11:30am to 1:00pm Martindale 3rd floor Conference Room
This event will give students an opportunity to meet one another and faculty/staff who are excited and ready to help first-generation college students. We will use this meeting to better define the discussion topics for the rest of the academic year.
October 5th : Topic TBA 11:30am to 1:00pm Martindale 3rd floor Conference Room
November 2nd : Topic TBA 11:30am to 1:00pm Martindale 3rd floor Conference Room
EDHE 105 Special Section
StudentsFIRST will be offering a section of EDHE 105 (Freshman Year Experience) for first-generation college students. Please contact our office if you are interested in joining us!
Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience