With First-Generation College Celebration Day just around the corner on November 8, we warmly invite you to be a part of this meaningful tribute to the achievements and journeys of first-generation college students. Whether you’ve overcome hurdles, found vital support, or reached significant milestones, your story holds immense value. Embrace this opportunity to inspire fellow first-gen students by sharing your experiences with us. Your narrative has the power to foster connection and support within our community. Don’t hesitate—submit your story today and make your voice heard! #IamUCIBioSci

Please submit your story by Monday, November 6. Please email us at biosci@uci.edu if you have any questions.


Here are a few prompts to get you thinking:

– What motivated you to choose the UCI BioSci as your academic path as a first-generation college student?

– How have your experiences as a first-generation student shaped your approach to studying within the field of biological sciences at UCI?

– In what ways has your family provided support as you navigate the demands of the rigorous curriculum in the School of Biological Sciences?

– Which specific resources or support networks within BioSci have been most beneficial in aiding your academic and personal growth in the field of biological sciences?

Please upload a photo of yourself. Feel free to show off any UCI gear or something that represents you as a first gen student.
Max. file size: 12 MB.

If you’d like to be tagged on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and/or LinkedIn, please provide your social media handles separated by a comma.