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Guide for First-Generation Students: First-Generation Student Resource Guide

Welcome and Guide Description

Welcome to our Guide for First-Generation Students

This guide is designed to help first-generation students and those who support them prepare for and navigate the college experience. It provides an array of resources and information regarding academic, financial, and social issues as well as key offices and staff and MVNU.

Helpful Articles on the First-Generation Student Experience

Understanding Finances

While in college, one of the best skills to develop is handling personal finances. Many times, college is the first time that students are beginning to have their own money, and pay for things themselves

Below are some resources that may be useful when learning how to budget money:


Being a First -Generation Student

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success seeks to equip students for independent, effective, and life-long learning through programs and services tailored to assist them in achieving their personal and educational goals. The Center for Student Success is located on the main floor of the Thorne Library and Learning Resource Center.

Academic skills

Center for Student Success Staff


Assistant Vice President of Student Success & Retention
740-397-9000, Ext. 4281



Director of Student Success
Nease Institute Director

740-397-9000, Ext. 4612 



Accessibility Services Coordinator
740-397-9000, Ext. 4280



Student Success and Accessibilities Coach
740-397-9000, Ext. 4283



Academic Enrichment Coordinator
Director of the Writing Lab
740-397-9000, Ext. 4282



Student Success and Testing Specialist
740-397-9000, Ext. 4287