First Generation Program

Being the first person in your family to attend a four-year institution is a significant accomplishment. Having this great opportunity to extend your educational journey is a milestone in your life. As a first generation student interested in attending Eureka College, you’re taking the right step for success.

 

As a first generation family, you may have a lot of questions. Eureka College is a personable, welcoming place and you will be guided through the admissions and financial aid process. Most importantly, when you become a student here, you will find all of the resources you need to succeed as a member of the First Generation Program.

 

Did you know that two thirds of Eureka College students are first generation!

 

The First Generation Program is a FREE PROGRAM designed to make the transition to Eureka College as smooth as possible. As you enter  your first year of college, it’s important to be a part of this program, so you can connect and build relationships, mentors and faculty and staff members.

 

 

EXPERIENCE EUREKA:  FIRST GENERATION SUMMER PROGRAM

JUNE 20 - JUNE 22, 2019

 

What is the First Generation Summer Program?

This exciting, informative action-packed orientation is a mandatory event that gives you the opportunity to stay overnight in the residence halls and acclimate to campus as you meet other first-generation college students, learn from distinguished faculty, interact with professional staff, and familiarize yourself with the Eureka community and a liberal arts education.

 

Find out where you can go on campus to get your questions answered about academics, tutoring, student life, counseling, financial aid, and more.

 

 

What will I gain from joining the First Generation program?

 

MENTORING:  WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER!

  • Each first-year, first generation student will have the opportunity to select their Peer Mentor who will serve as a front line representative for the First Generation Program and works closely with up to four first-year students. Peer Mentors are responsible for meeting several times each semester with these students to mentor them and will also assist the Coordinators of the First Generation Program in planning year-  long activities. After your first year on campus, become a peer mentor and help incoming students find their way at Eureka  College.

 

IMPROVED SKILLSET:  WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED AFTER COLLEGE!

  • Learn networking and communication skills, explore career opportunities, and participate in community service initiatives. First Generation Program events also may include:  formal dinners, study sessions, city trips, attending the movies or professional sporting events (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, etc.), sculpture walks and theatre productions.

 

PARENTS:  WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU! 

  • During orientation you will receive information about different facets of the College: FERPA, the Role of Advisors, Academic Status and Progress, Financial Aid, Resources Available at the Learning Center, Athletic Eligibility Rules, and important programs run by the Office of Student Life.

 

Questions? Feel free to contact Ms. Jess Brown at jbrown@eureka.edu