First Generation

Miami University First Gen logo with pictures of graduates. Miami University First Gen logo with pictures of graduates.

Celebrating the Firsts

First-generation students make up approximately 25 percent of the Regional student population. Miami Regionals students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) has (have) not earned a bachelor’s degree are known as "first-generation" students. This highly valued population includes students, faculty, staff and alumni. Learn about additional resources and events on the Miami Oxford First-Gen website. Have questions? Contact us at

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#FirstGenProud Digital Swag


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First Generation Student Spotlight

Miami Regionals is proud to highlight our first-generation students and their unique experiences that put meaning behind #FirstGenProud. Each first-generation student's academic path is very different but in the end, they share one thing in common: they are the first in their family to cross the stage to accept a diploma.

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First-Gen Support

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Fantastic Firsts

Get involved in Fantastic Firsts, the first-generation student organization at the Regional campuses. Contact advisor Dr. Jerry Martin for more information and to learn about upcoming events.



TRIO Student Support Services is a free program for eligible Regionals students seeking a bachelor's degree. The certified student success coaches can support you with your academics and career planning, you'll join a community of fellow students and much more.