UConn Student Support Services (SSS) provides students who are first-generation to college, from low-income families, and/or from populations underrepresented in higher education with access to the university, services to support their goal of graduation, and programming to enhance their academic, professional, and personal growth at UConn and beyond. Each year, approximately 300 students from Connecticut are accepted to UConn through SSS at the main campus in Storrs, and at the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury regional campuses.
UConn SSS students begin their college journeys by participating in an intensive five-week summer program prior to the fall semester of freshmen year. The SSS Summer Program introduces students to the academic rigor of the university environment while lending support to ease the transition from high school to college. Students are assigned to a SSS counselor who provides them with one-on-one advising, support, and advocacy during the Summer Program and throughout their undergraduate careers. Academic year programming includes peer tutoring and coaching, professional development workshops, leadership experiences, and unique study abroad opportunities designed exclusively for SSS students.
We invite you to explore our pages to learn about the many opportunities available for UConn SSS students, to read our department newsletters to see the amazing work our students are doing, and to check out the following videos created by SSS students.