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Cook & Connect with First-Generation Students!

FIRST Look is an opportunity for first-generation college students to form meaningful connections with one another and learn about IC campus resources through a first-gen lens. This year, join us for a one-of-a-kind, hands on opportunity to cook a meal in the Coltivare culinary lab (part of a local, farm-to-table restaurant in Ithaca). No cooking experience or expertise is needed to participate.

Group of FIRST Look participants posing on IC campus.

At IC, we define ‘first-generation’ as students (and their siblings) who are first in their family to attend and graduate from a four-year residential college in the United States. If this speaks to you or if you identify as a first-generation college student, feel free to join us for this program! Not sure? Reach out to us at nstp@ithaca.edu.  

Program Logistics

  • New students can participate in the FIRST Look program on Tuesday, August 17. 

  • Approximate time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

  • Lunch will be provided at Coltivare

  • Participants will be walking 1.6 miles downhill, and can either ride the TCAT or walk 1.6 miles back uphill to campus.  

  • COVID Precautions: Students will be required to follow the most up to date COVID protocols as required by IC and any community partners.

  • There is no charge for this program.