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First-Year Experience

First-Generation Students

Welcome to First-Generation Connections! (AKA "First-Gen Connex")

Will you be among the first in your family to graduate from college? If so, we want to welcome you to Loyola's community of learners, where one-third of all Loyola students share this special distinction.

The First-Gen Connex program, in collaboration with Achieving College Excellence (ACE) and the Department of Alumni Relations, is designed especially for you. When you graduate, you will join an impressive community of Loyola alumni who were also first-generation college students.

First-Gen Connex links students to important people and resources at Loyola. The program creates opportunities to build community with peers and professionals through academic programs, networking, and social events. We know these opportunities will help promote your success not only during your time at Loyola, but after graduation. First generation students of all grade levels are encouraged to participate.

COMING SOON: First-Gen at Loyola Interview 

For more information, please contact the Office of First Year Experience at 773.508.7381 or firstyearexperience@luc.edu.


The Office of First Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7381 · Website: www.luc.edu/firstyearexperience

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