LSU First Gen Students: What you need to know

Nov. 8 was National First Generation Student Day. Around 40% of LSU's student is made up by first gen students, making up a little less than half of the student population.

Exquisite Williams is senior from Atlanta studying communications disorders and creative writing. She is the first in her family to attend college, but has always wanted to go.

Williams advises incoming freshman, especially first gen students, to get involved and meet other students. 

"Seek out other students who may not be first gen," Williams says. "They can tell you how to do things. It can be really helpful. Find Friends! Find a community!"

LSU Student Services and the Olinde Career Center have several resources for first gen students. More information can be found on their websites.