First in the Pack

First in the Pack logo

First in the Pack is a program designed to help first-generation college students succeed in obtaining a college degree. First-generation students are students in families where neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college or university. First in the Pack has consistently shifted student outcomes by helping retain first-generation students, raising their GPAs and supporting their professional development.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • First-generation 
  • Full-time 
  • First-time freshman 

*U.S. citizenship is not required to be eligible 

Online Application

Program Opportunities:

  • Professional and peer mentor support 
  • Financial Aid assistance 
  • Fall and Spring retreat
  • Exclusive events 
  • Time and money management skills 
  • Career readiness
  • Major and career exploration
  • Connection to campus resources
  • Free Printing 


For questions, please contact:
Desirae Acosta, Program Coordinator
(p)775.682.8943; (f) 775.784.1353
Pennington Student Achievement Center, Suite 450, MS 0075
Reno, NV 89557