First Generation

The First Generation FIG at Wayne State University provides a supportive community for incoming freshmen who are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Students enrolled in a FIG take core classes as a group, and participate in special programs and activities.

The goal of the First Gen FIG is to help ease the transition to college life and set first-generation students up for success. Students receive mentoring, academic support services, and opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and peer mentors who were also first-gen students. The close-knit community allows members to bond over shared experiences while developing a strong foundation for their college journey. Our program aims to foster a sense of belonging while equipping first-gen students with the tools to thrive academically and personally.

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are offered to incoming undergraduate students. To apply, please complete the Fall 2024 FIG Selection Survey (submit your request early: seating is limited).

First Generation block schedule

Classes Title Instructional Method Days and Times Room Bldg Credits Gen Ed
FYS 1010 First-Year Focus Traditional M 9:30-10:20 a.m. 1109 State Hall 1  
ENG 1020 Intro: College Writing Traditional M/W 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  2205 State Hall 3 BC
COM 1010 Oral Communication: Basic Speech Traditional M/W 2:30-3:45 p.m. 0235 Manoogian 3 OC
          Total 7