Office of First-Generation Support and Engagement

The Office of First-Generation Support and Engagement serves Hofstra’s first-generation student population through social and educational programming, community engagement, and through the sharing of important college knowledge for students and families.

What is a First-Generation Student?

Hofstra defines first-generation college students as students for whom neither parent has earned a four-year college degree in the United States. Research shows that nearly one in three college students are first-generation students in their families.

Being the first in your family to attend college can be intimidating, but rest assured that you belong here! There is a community of proud first-gen students, faculty, and administrators on campus that are here to support you and help you find your place in the Pride!

About Us
First-Gen Forward Institution

As a First-Gen Forward institution, Hofstra is dedicated to improving the experiences and advancing the outcomes of first-generation college students. Read More.

Info For You

Need to Know

Information to help first-generation students at Hofstra.

Information to help those supporting first-generation students at Hofstra.

Support at Hofstra

Here for You

Meet the First-Gen Committee and some first-generation faculty who are here to support you, read stories of their first-generation experiences, and connect with first-generation alumni.

Contact Us

The Office of First-Generation Support and Engagement

Student Center 263B