SSS Services

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Counseling and Advising

Each SSS student is assigned to a Counselor who provides them with one-on-one academic, financial aid, career, and personal counseling and advisement beginning in the SSS Summer Program and throughout their tenure at UConn.

SSS uses the Four Pillars of Development Counseling Model which is a holistic approach to counseling and advising. By fostering transformation in the four key areas of Personal Growth, Academic Development, Professional Development, and Personal Health and Well-being, counselors help SSS students become self-empowered to achieve at UConn and beyond.

Peer Advising

The SSS Peer Advising Program pairs incoming SSS students with upper level SSS students to offer them support and encouragement as they adjust to the demands of college life. Advising takes place through informal social meetings and academically oriented one-on-one and group meetings. Peer Advisors serve as an important on-campus resource for new students.

If students wish to learn more about SSS Peer Advising or are interested in becoming a Peer Adviser for SSS, they may contact the SSS Coordinator from their campus. Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury


SSS offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring exclusively for SSS students during the SSS Summer Program and throughout the academic year. Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects. Tutoring sessions are available primarily through walk-ins; scheduled appointments are offered per student’s request.

If students are interested in learning more about tutoring services or becoming a tutor, they may contact the Tutoring Coordinator from their campus. Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury

Exclusive Programs and Events

Every semester, SSS students enjoy access to exclusive enrichment and social opportunities such as academic and professional development workshops, the G.R.I.T. (Growing Resilience and Inspiring Transformation) Retreat, SSS Destress Days, the Senior and Academic Achiever celebrations and more!

Study Abroad Opportunities

SSS offers its own short-term summer study abroad programs designed exclusively for UConn SSS students. In addition, SSS strongly encourages students to study abroad for an entire semester. Countries where SSS students have studied abroad include: South Africa, England, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Spain, Italy, South Korea, and China.

Check out this video made by a SSS student!

SSS Study Abroad: Costa Rica Edition

SSS First Year Experience (FYE)

SSS FYE courses are taught by SSS Counselors and provide first-year UConn students with the tools to help them develop college study skills, gain self-awareness, navigate college life, and grow as campus and global citizens in an SSS learning community.