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First Forward Living-Learning Community

The First Forward Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a residential experience designed to support Ospreys who identify as first-generation college students. First Forward aims to ease the transition to college by providing an extra layer of support and increased connections to resources, faculty, staff and first-generation peers.

Eligibility & Course Requirements

  • Complete the Housing Contract & LLC and Interest Housing Application
  • Enroll in CRN: 86549 ENC1143 3 (GW) Evidence and Style 08-23 through 12-17, T R 3:05 - 4:20
  • Live in the designated community, Osprey Landing, with other first-generation LLC students
  • Support/Attend Living-Learning Community events and programs

Program Objectives:

As a member of the First Forward LLC you will:

  • Form a social support network with other first-generation LLC students
  • Engage closely with faculty and staff
  • Develop academic skills that will foster student success
  • Identify strengths and advance personal growth, leadership and development through self-assessment and mentoring

Campus Partners & Who to Contact

The First Forward LLC is a partnership with Housing and Residence Life and Undergraduate Studies.


Katie Sarria

Assistant Director, Retention Initiatives, Undergraduate Studies



Sheresa Divens

Coordinator for Educational Initiatives, Housing and Residence Life


Amy Lorenz 

Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life