FIRST Place Residential Learning Community

FIRST Place Residential Learning Community (RLC) is open to all students. This RLC focuses on First-generation students experience (students - and their siblings - who are the first in their family to attend college) regardless of class year. It will enable students to connect over shared experiences and provide an opportunity for support and growth by both their peers, staff, faculty and the IC community.

FIRST Place members having lunch at an Apple Farm

The FIRST Place RLC goals:

  • Develop a Personal Success Plan with goals centered on involvement, academics, wellness, and relationships.
  • Build a Foundational Support Network with peers and peer leaders.
  • Form Meaningful Connections with faculty and staff mentors.
  • Explore Campus, emphasizing classrooms & resources, to build self-confidence navigating a new home.
  • Strengthen Academic Skills that will help in transition and throughout first semester.
  • Reflect on Intersectional Identities that impact the college experience.

Location: East Tower, 5th floor

Population: All students who identify as first generation students

Room Styles: Doubles & Singles on a gender neutral floor

If you have questions about the FIRST Place RLC, please contact:

How to Apply

You can apply for the FIRST Place Residential Learning Community within the Housing Portal through HomerConnect.