First-Generation students are trailblazers

First-Gen Yellow Jackets are the first in their immediate family to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university. These students come to college with many special qualities, including motivation, resilience, a sense of responsibility, and unique commitment. Being First Generation is something to be proud of as you have an incredible opportunity to write your own story, create your own community, and thrive here at RMC.

you belong Our commitment to student success is a cornerstone of the RMC experience.

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learn more about being first-gen

Many of our faculty and staff identify as First-Gen themselves. Faculty and staff are committed to student success. If you need to know where to go or who to talk to, we can help.

connect with students

Ustrive provides a free platform with mentors, resources and learning aids, as well as active goal tracking, and it is free! First-Generation students can access the platform free of charge.


There is a broad body or resources available to help first-generation students navigate the college experience. The resources below contain information to help student navigate the College experience in general.