First Generation - Retention and Student Success

What does it mean to be first generation college student? Ferris State University First Gen Button

Being first generation means neither of your parents have earned a bachelor's degree, regardless of siblings and other relatives. 

As a first generation college student you have the opportunity to have experiences all your own. You have the opportunity to build your education and envision the future you want. We are here to help you with your transition to Ferris State University, by providing all the resources and information you will need to know. 

We want to make it possible for you to connect with programs and mentors that are going to aid you in your educational pursuit. On this page, you will find different programs and offices that are dedicated to your success. 

We're happy you're here!