UAF is #FirstGenForward

UAF has been recognized by NASPA and the Center for First-generation Student Success as a First-gen Forward institution. UAF received the First-gen Forward designation in recognition of the institution’s demonstrated commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes for first-generation college students -- students who are the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree. UAF is the only university in Alaska to achieve this honor and joins an elite group of just 157 universities nationwide to earn the First-Gen Forward designation.

A first-generation college student, or first-gen, is a student whose parents or guardians have not completed a four-year degree.