It can be intimidating for first-gen students to navigate their way in higher education, and we're excited that you've chosen to take this next step at UNK. You're not alone! Nearly 40% of your peers at UNK are first generation, and many staff and faculty are, too.

The First Gen leadership team is dedicated to connecting students with the resources they need to succeed, and providing events that help students, staff, and faculty connect, working together to overcome challenges.

Contact Aaron Estes if you’re interested in joining the First Gen Lopers student organization. You can also check out the First Gen Lopers Instagram page.

First Gen Events

05 May
Academic Success Office Graduation Banquet Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union | 3:00pm
Samantha Snogren

"The scholarship opportunities at UNK were most important to me. I knew it was an affordable university with all the resources I could possibly need. The professors challenge their students while giving them the tools they need to succeed. I felt that my instructors prepared me for any obstacles I might face in my career. The professors at UNK truly want their students to find a successful career in their field, and I definitely felt that support in the College of Education."

Samantha Snogren

Perkins County School