First-generation Resources

The campus is filled with resources that can make your academic, social, and financial adjustment a little easier. This Spiders FLI Flight Plan for incoming students offers tried and true tips for FLI students on academic success, managing your money, taking care of yourself, and more. Below are just a few of the key offices and programs that can also offer some useful support. Don't be shy. The campus wants to see you succeed and if you would benefit from assistance, reach out. 
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  • Academic and Career Planning
    • Our Academic Advising Resource Center helps students select their classes, make progress toward their major programs, and navigate any challenges along the way.
    • Academic Skills Center provides students with support that will enhance their academic experience and personal development. The Center offers free tutoring, and workshops on time management, stress management, learning styles, and much more.
    • Career Services helps students choose a major, explore different careers through on and off-campus programs, prepare for an internship or job search, and provides graduates with life-long support in developing their careers.


  • Financial Concerns

    The Office of Financial Aid has put together a comprehensive list of all the types of financial support that students may be able to access beyond the traditional financial aid package. You are encouraged to review the list and to contact the Deans of Richmond or Westhampton College with any other financial concerns you may have.

    In addition, the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion has created a living document called Being Not Rich at UR. This document is filled with money-saving tips for on-campus and off-campus life, scholarship options, and opportunities to get funding support on-campus. If you have ideas we hadn’t considered, please use the suggestions link at the beginning of the document to add them to the document. We hope this document will grow and change with our students and remain relevant for a long time to come.

  • Emotional and Spiritual Support
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is there to help with emotional transitions and challenges. It’s free and about a third of all students go every year.
    • The Chaplaincy supports students interested in exploring issues of faith and spirituality and answering life’s biggest questions.  
  • Diversity and Inclusion