First Gen Proud

First-Gen Grad Celebration

We understand how enormous of an accomplishment it is to be the first in your family to graduate, which is why we award first-generation students with a special stole at this ceremony.
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First-Gen Events

At Texas State we are dedicated to our first generation students by supporting and celebrating their accomplishments. Be sure to look at upcoming events!

First-Generation Student

A first-generation student is someone whose parents/guardians did not complete a four-year college degree or a student raised by a single parent/guardian who did not complete a four-year college degree.
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Get Connected

Texas State offers many resources dedicated to serving first-gen Bobcats. Join our student organization, FLIP, or attend community-oriented events.


Learn more about the support we provide for all Bobcats.
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Support First-Gen Students

Your gift to the First Gen Proud Campaign helps support students at Texas State, ensuring their success through mentorship and other forms of institutional resources.
First-Gen Forward logo with text: Center for First-Generation Student Success
First-Gen Proud logo with text: From College to Commencement to Career

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