First-Generation Host Family Program
The First-Generation Host Family Program matches students with local “host families” who help the students adjust to their new lives as college freshmen. While new life changes are exciting for students, they can also be overwhelming. The host families’ support helps students make a smooth transition into campus life at ASU.
- Provide students with new experiences that they may otherwise miss due to lack of transportation or lack of knowledge about San Angelo.
- Create interaction between the students and their host families on special occasions and in everyday activities (i.e. lunch, dinner, shopping, birthdays, etc.) at least once a month during each semester.
- Increase participants’ cultural awareness through involvement in campus and community activities.
- First-generation students (neither parent graduated from a two- or four-year college or university)
- First-semester freshman
- Enrolled full-time at ASU
- Local “families” (married or single)
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.
Participants gather to celebrate the end of the semester, to cement the relationships developed through their experiences and to evaluate the program.