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About Triton Firsts

Read about the history of the University of California's initiative and how it's working at UC San Diego.

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Congrats First-Gen Graduates

Learn more about UC San Diego’s virtual initiative to affirm, congratulate and celebrate our First-Generation Tritons. #FirstGenUC #NewUCGrad #Classof2021

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National First-Gen Day Celebration

Join the Triton Firsts community as we celebrate National First-Gen Day for a week November 8-13, 2020. Visit our landing page to find resources and events for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and families.


First-Gen Zoom Backgrounds

Show your First-Gen pride! Triton Firsts has created Zoom backgrounds for First-Gen college students, grads, and supporters.


Faculty and Staff: Get Involved

Participate & Connect

Here's how you can be part of the Triton Firsts initiative, supporting & inspiring first-generation students.

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Strategies & Resources

Learn the best practices for supporting our first-generation students — in the classroom and beyond.

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Events and Highlights

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Join the Triton Firsts community at an upcoming event, and find a list of past events.

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Read news stories and watch videos highlighting UC San Diego's Triton Firsts initiative.

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First Forward

Upward social mobility efforts earn campus designation as a “first forward” institution