First Ospreys

A First-Gen Forward University

It's part of Stockton's DNA to have a significant commitment toward first-generation students.
Harvey Kesselman, President Emeritus

First Ospreys is a retention initiative that celebrates, supports, and prepares first-generation students to ensure successful completion of their undergraduate studies. We aim to connect students to existing programs and resources and promote a sense of belonging within the Stockton community. We are committed to raising awareness about the experience, knowledge, and value that first-generation students bring to campus. 


What is a first-generation college student?

First-generation students are those whose parents or guardians have not obtained a four-year college degree.