First Generation Students

Supporting and encouraging first gen students to reach their academic and personal goals

Davenport created custom programs and services to make sure first gen students have what they need to make the first year at college a successful one.

All the tools to win

With unique and custom workshops, a handbook, and additional academic support – Davenport provides first gen students with all of the tools to tackle their first year of college. We offer several free resources and services including: 

  • ACES Learning Community Classes – A first-year success course
  • Peer mentoring - Sign up at
  • Academic coaching
  • Study skills & time management training
  • Workshops & speakers
  • Internship referrals
  • Student Success Handbooks

Recognizing our first generation students

Each year, National First Gen Day is observed on November 8. Join us in celebrating Davenport's first gen students, faculty and staff.