Are you a first-generation student?

There are many definitions of a first-generation student! At McGill, we allow students to self-identify as first-generation.

Usually, a first-generation student is one whose parent(s) or caregiver(s) did not complete a four-year university degree. This can also include students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree in Canada or the United States, or students who are/were youth in care.


About the First-Generation Student Support Project

The First Generation Student Support project is an initiative out of the Office of the Provost headed by the Associate Provost (Equity & Academic Policies), Angela Campbell, in collaboration with Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) and many first-generation students.

This project aims to support first-generation students throughout their time here at McGill as well as celebrate their major milestones. 



We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on unceded land, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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