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We Are First-Generation at Warren College

If you are among the first generation in your family to attend College, that is something to be proud of and we are excited to have you as a member of the Warren community! At Warren, there are many people ready to assist in making your undergraduate experience successful. 

When you walk through Warren College, you will see many staff with signs on their doors or wearing apparel that indicates that we are first gen college grads and supporters.  We know the effort it takes to navigate university life first hand and are here to support you.  

We are also here to celebrate your accomplishments. Congratulations to our 2020 Warren College First Gen Graduates! Here is a small sub-set of our incredible students. We are so proud of you!

Who is Considered First-Generation at UC San Diego

UC San Diego defines first-generation college students as students with neither parent having a four-year college degree 

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If you are interested in receiving emails from Warren College about upcoming events, join our mailing list!  You must register with your current UC San Diego email address.  Other email addresses will be declined.

Upcoming Events

In person events have been cancelled/postponed in accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order issued March 19, 2020.  All events must be postponed or cancelled until further notice due to the potential transmission of Covid-19, or Coronavirus.  

Watch for information on the First-Gen Virtual Community throughout Spring Quarter

As most UC San Diego students will be living and taking classes remotely, we will be looking for opportunities to build community and support each other online.  Watch your email for more information.

First-Generation Warren Staff

First Name Last Name Title UC San Diego Email
Moises* Alvarado Garcia Student Success Coach
Juan Carlos Lopez Assistant Director of Residential Life
Hanna Tawater Program Coordinator for the Warren Writing Program
Saniesa Thomas Program Assistant for the Student Affairs Office
Carey* Wallace Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
* Denotes member of the First-Gen Outreach Committee.  Feel free to reach out for more information about the Warren First-Gen Programs.


UC San Diego has several campus-wide resources for first-generation students that we encourage you to take a look at:

  • Student Retention and Success
  • Triton Firsts engages first-generation professors, lecturers, researchers, staff, graduate students, and alumni at UC San Diego to inspire and equip first-generation students to excel during their undergraduate journeys.
  • Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative, a campus-wide program designed to reflect and serve California’s fastest growing demographic.
  • 2Excel and 2Connect- Second-year students support programs offering community, advising, and other resources to help you deal with second-year issues, topics, and challenges.

Academic Resources:

The University of California system also has information and resources available.

Past Events


Winter Quarter

  • First-Generation Student Involvement and Leadership | Tuesday, January 14
  • First-Gens on the Job Hunt | Friday, February 7 
  • Winter Grill & Chill | Thursday, March 5

Fall Quarter

Warren's First-Gen Welcome | Friday, September 27, 2019
Warren's National First-Gen Celebration Kickoff Lunch | Thursday, November 7
National First-Generation College Celebration: Screening of Unlikely | Friday, November 8
First-Generation Friendsgiving | Monday, November 18 

First Lady Michelle Obama: "I'm First"