Programming for Students

1G @ Tufts hosts meetings and programs throughout the academic year.

Some signature programs include:

  • Workshops to support first-gen students in achieving their academic and personal goals.
  • Welcome Panel during Orientation week that features sophomore, junior, and senior students who share their experiences as first-gen students at Tufts and resources they have utilized to enhance their success.
  • Opportunities for community building through bonding exercises, group discussions, and biweekly hangouts with food, music, and games.
  • Fall and Spring Semester Dinners, where students can share a meal and connect with the first-gen community.
  • I Am First photo campaign, where students share what being first-gen at Tufts means to them.
  • The Annual First Gen Summit at Mount Holyoke. To learn more about the conference, please follow this link.

There are many opportunities throughout the year for students to attend conferences and events away from campus. Those opportunities will be presented through 1G @ Tufts and through an email listserv of self-identified first-gen students. To join the listserv, please contact