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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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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

First Gen College Grad event - panel of speakers


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

Triton First Generation logo printed on buttons - UC San Diego


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

First Forward

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