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Routh First-Generation Center

The Routh First-Generation Center
Approximately 22% of Texas A&M University’s undergraduate student population is first-generation. The Routh First-Generation Center, under the direction of the Office for Student Success, is a dedicated resource hub to support, serve, and celebrate first-generation students from admission to graduation! Our Center provides a sense of belonging and focuses on the holistic well-being of our students with the support of first-generation students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partnerships.

Our Center manages the Regents’ Scholars Program, the 3rd largest scholarship program at Texas A&M University. In alignment with the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office, first-generation students are students whose parent(s) have not earned a bachelor’s degree. However, we understand that this definition may not fully account for the rich diversity of first-generation college students (e.g., parent(s) may have completed a degree non-traditionally later in life or obtained a degree internationally) and we welcome students who believe will benefit from our program and services. For any questions or more information, please email the Routh First-Generation Center at
The Routh First-Generation Center is dedicated to advancing first-generation student success at Texas A&M University.
​The Routh First-Generation Center supports first-generation students from admission to graduation through evidence-based programs, resources, and campus-wide advocacy.
  • Empower first-generation students to successfully navigate the college environment (e.g., expectations & demands) and persist to graduation through student support services, leadership opportunities, and resiliency coaching
  • Cultivate a welcoming environment through programs and services to increase first-generation students’ sense of belonging
  • Provide opportunities for first-generation students to interact with peers, staff, and faculty and establish meaningful relationships through similar social, emotional, and academic experiences
  • Connect first-generation students to campus resources  that will increase their academic success and social engagement
  • Coordinate leadership, mentorship, and other high impact practice opportunities to enhance first-generation students’ personal growth, professional development, and expand their Aggie Network.
The Center develops programming and services for various stakeholders focused on these areas: pre-college process, academic experiences, campus engagement, career readiness, degree completion, and post-graduation plans.

Below are examples of what we offer:  
  • New Student Conference First-Generation Session, sessions will begin June 21
    • Session Title: Aggie FIRSTS: First‐Generation Student Success at Texas A&M University
    • Location: Rudder Forum 
    • Time: 4:15pm-5:00pm
  • Post New Student Conference Virtual Sessions- more information coming soon!
  • First-Generation Orientation
    • When: August 25 at ILCB 113 from 5-7pm
  • and Regents’ Scholars Orientations
  • Texas A&M University’s First-Generation Celebration Week
  • Regents’ Scholars Program (including McAllen and Galveston campus sites)
  • First-Generation Outreach & Communication
  • High Impact Practice Program
  • First-Generation Coordination Committee (staff & faculty)
  • First-Generation Network (staff & faculty)

Information provide below are subject to change.

​The Routh First-Generation Center Staff will be presenting at New Student Conferences (NSCs)- College Station. Sessions will begin on June 21 and will only be available during Freshman NSCs. For more information about the session is below. Students can register for the session during their NSC registration. 
  • New Student Conference First-Generation Session​
    • Session Title: Aggie FIRSTS: First‐Generation Student Success at Texas A&M University
    • Location: Rudder Forum 
    • Time: 4:15pm-5:00pm
The Routh First-Generation Center staff offers an opportunity for incoming first-generation students, parents, and families  to join  Zoom session after the completion of the NSC to ask any questions prior to classes starting in August. The staff will offer sessions throughout the summer. Please check back for more information as the staff is current finalizing session details! 
Incoming first-generation students will have the opportunity to attend a First-Generation Orientation hosted by the Routh First-Generation Center. Students will receive more information in Navigate where students can register for the event. Students can download the Navigate student application here.
Recipients of the Regents' Schoalrship are REQUIRED to attend the Regents' Orientation hosted by the Routh First-Generation Center on August 26, 2023. Scholars will have the choice to register for one of the two sessions (morning session or afternoon session) offered. Students will receive more information in Navigate where students can register for the event. Students can download the Navigate student application here.

**Failure to complete the scholarship requirements may put the student at risk of losing thier scholarship eligibity.**
In honor of National First-Generation Day on November 8th, Texas A&M University will join college campuses around the nation to recognize first-generation students at Texas A&M University all week-long starting November 6-10, 2023. 
MSC Open House is a student involvement fair for more than 1,200 student clubs and organizations. MSC Open House will be on Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 1-5pm. For more information or questions, please email
ResLife hosts meet and greet events for students who are living on-campus at Texas A&M. The purpose of the events is to expand student's Aggie Network, learn about campus resources available to them, and meet peers who are living across campus to help increase their connection to campus.  More information will be provided soon. Check back for updates! 
Howdy Week is a campus-wide effort of collaboration designed to help connect Aggies to activities, organizations, and become familiar with important information to jump start their academic journey at Texas A&M University. 
For any questions regarding our page, please contact the Routh First-Generation Center at