Welcome, first-generation Hoosiers! We are so excited you’re here. If you’re the first in your family to go to college or your parents didn't graduate with a bachelor's degree—even if you have siblings in college—you’re a part of the Hoosier First Gen community.
FYE is here to help in your transition to IU Bloomington
At IU Bloomington, we have a large First Gen community that includes students, faculty, staff, and alumni, all of whom are here to support and celebrate you and your accomplishments.
Nearly 30% of all IU students are first-gen.
Find information you need
Offices and resources across campus are here to connect you with everything you need at IU. Find what you’re looking for.
Learn what you need to know to manage your money in college with IU’s financial education tool—MoneySmarts.
Support your student
As a Hoosier First Gen family member, you’re an important part of your student’s journey. Explore resources to help them succeed.
Hear from other First Gen Hoosiers
As a new student, you will have new experiences and we want you to feel confident going into them. Watch the videos below for advice from fellow First Gen Hoosiers.
"As a first-generation student, your path to success will be unique, but your determination and resilience will pave the way. Embrace every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow, and remember that your experiences are what will shape your success story."
Isiah DavisIU staff and first-generation graduate
We want to make sure you’re recognized as part of our Hoosier First Gen community. Fill out the form below, and we include you on any communications—event invites, important updates, and more—to the Hoosier First Gen community.