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Welcome, First Generation Students!

Being a first-generation student is an enormous accomplishment - the University of Wyoming celebrates you!

At the University of Wyoming, 30-40% of students are first generation, and many University Faculty and Staff were first generation students themselves!  Want to know more?  Check out our first generation information sheet here!


Navigating the college processes can be confusing at times, we are here to assist you in these processes and support your academic goals.  This site provides quick references and links to resources and information to assist you. 

Are you a first generation student?  Click here to find out! 


We also create a monthly newsletter for new students to the University with helpful tips and information relevant to your first year at UW.  Poke Notes March Newsletter - click here!

Celebrating First Generation Students, Faculty and Staff

We celebrate our first generation students, faculty and staff at the University of Wyoming!  Below find quotes from interviews conducted with first generation faculty, staff and students at the University of Wyoming. 

Thank you for sharing your story with us!                       

Pam Henderson

Dr. Scott Henkel

Dr. Scott Henkel

Acting President

Dr. Neil Theobald

Dr. Leslie Rush

Link to interview with Dr. Leslie Rush

Jamie Manzanares

Link to interview with Jamie Manzanares

Dr. Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

Link to interview with Dr. Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

Michael Wade

Link to interview with Michael Wade

UW McNair Scholars

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