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First-Generation Host Family Program

About the Program

While new life changes are exciting for students, they can also be overwhelming. The support of our host families helps students make smooth transitions to campus life at ASU.

The First-Generation Host Family Program matches students with local host families who help the students adjust to their new lives as college freshmen. Students don’t live with their host families, they just connect with them periodically. 


The Host Family Program benefits students in these ways:

  • Provides new experiences that they may otherwise miss due to lack of transportation or lack of knowledge about San Angelo.
  • Offers interaction on special occasions and in everyday activities (i.e., meals, shopping, birthdays) at least once a month during each semester
  • Increases cultural awareness through involvement in campus and community activities


Individual Meeting

Families meet students when they arrive at ASU or shortly after arrival.

Rambunctious Weekend Meet-and-Greet Reception

Students and families meet on the Sunday before fall classes begin to network with other first-generation students and their families.

Spring Term Reconnection

Participants meet after winter break to reconnect for semi-formal family dining and activities.

Stay-cation Extravanganza

Participants gather to celebrate the end of the semester, to cement the relationships developed through their experiences and to evaluate the program.

First Generation Host Family

Join the Host Family Program


First-time freshmen who are the first in their family to attend college and are full-time students are eligible for the program.

Student Application

Host Families

Any local residents (married or single, children or no children) can volunteer as host families.

Host Family Application

Evaluation Form

Tell us about your host family experience by completing the Evaluation Form.

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Lorina Soza