The First-Gen Living & Learning Community is located in Alvarez Hall at the 1604 Campus and offers an inclusive living environment while fostering a sense of belonging for residence. Students in the First-Gen Living & Learning Community will be part of the UTSA First to Go & Graduate (F2G&G) program. This community also known as a “familia” includes a dedicated first-gen faculty coach and a first-gen peer mentor and offers a variety of fun, professional, leadership and experiential-learning opportunities geared toward ensuring an amazing college experience.

Students that select to live in the First-Gen Living & Learning community will gain further support as they navigate all that UTSA has to offer. This includes additional connections to faculty, staff and resources relevant to first-gen students. In addition, students have the added connection to other first-generation peers that also live with the community.

All first-generation students are welcome in the First-Gen Living & Learning Community and are encouraged to participate in this exciting experience.

To learn more about the First-Gen Living & Learning Community, please check out UTSA Today’s featured article here.

Note: A First-Generation student is anyone whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year bachelor’s degree from a college or university.

How to Apply

  • To apply follow the link here:
  • When prompted, you will designate that you want to live in the First-Gen Living & Learning Community.

If you have questions, please contact Brandon Cruz at or 210-458-7304.