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FirstGens – Helping our students succeed

First Generation Students at Babson

First Generation college students are starting to capture more attention of College Administrations across the country. Here at Babson, we recognize the importance of this unique cohort and the challenges that first-generation college students often face in navigating the academic, social, and financial nuances of college life, while celebrating the unique experiences that first-generation college students bring to the Babson campus.

We define “FirstGen” technically as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.  This means that even if your parents have a technical degree, associate’s degree, or some college experience, you can still participate in all of our activities and utilize the resources we have for first-generation college students.

During Fall Orientation, we had a great family session where parents learned about the busy lives of students and understood how to support their student even though they may not have attended college themselves. This was followed by a session called #TrendingCollege where a small group of students gathered and had great conversations about their anticipations as the semester starts.

If you could benefit from being a part of this cohort or know someone on campus who would- please attend the Welcome Dinner on Thursday, September 17th from 5:00- 6:00pm in Reynolds Back Dining room.

Please respond to the doodle poll at if you can attend, so that we can make sure there is enough food.

For additional information, please contact Colleen Maroney, Graduate Assistant for Academic Services, at or (781) 239-5248.

If you’re interested in learning more about the First Generation experience, check out our Facebook group (link) and this documentary coming out this month!