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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 ENC 1143, Rhetoric and Narrative, in the Fall (specific CRN TBD)
  • Live in the designated community, Osprey Crossings, 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
Katie.sarria@unf.edu

Sheresa Divens
Coordinator for Educational Initiatives, Housing and Residence Life
s.divens@unf.edu

Amy Lorenz
Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
amy.lorenz@unf.edu