Student Resources

First Generation Students

As a first generation college student, or a student who is first in their immediate family to attend college, we welcome you to MICA! We are thrilled that you have chosen to become a part of the MICA community and look forward to learning about you, and what makes you passionate in your art.

Nearly 10% of undergraduate students who attend MICA identify as first generation, coming from many different cultural, socioeconomic, ethnic, and familial backgrounds. This means that the first generation students at MICA may experience different challenges during their transition into college, and need different support and resources.

In order to help you acclimate to college life and learn about the MICA community we have provided some useful information to help get you started. If you still have questions, or can't find the information that you are looking for, you can reach out to any of the resources on this page and they will be happy to guide you in the right direction.