Student Support Services

Welcome to UConn SSS!

Important Message About Fall 2020 Semester SSS Advising and Services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the continued need for physical distancing, SSS advising, services, and communication will be primarily conducted virtually until the University fully resumes in-person operations, with some in-person advising available. If you have questions or concerns regarding advising during this time, please contact your assigned SSS counselor. Below please find the in-person and virtual SSS office and advising schedule.

About UConn SSS

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.

2020 SSS Graduate Tribute

2019 SSS Academic Achievers and Seniors Awards Ceremony

SSS Study Abroad 2019