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
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.