Student Support Services


Welcome to UConn SSS!

Important Message About SSS Advising and Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued need for physical distancing, SSS advising and services will be conducted mostly virtually until the University fully resumes in-person operations. If you have questions or concerns regarding advising during this time, please contact your assigned SSS counselor.

About UConn SSS

UConn Student Support Services (SSS) serves students who are first-generation to college and/or from populations underserved in higher education. The SSS mission is access to UConn and graduation from UConn. SSS supports students in achieving their academic, professional, and personal goals at UConn and beyond.

Each year, approximately 300 high-potential students from Connecticut are accepted to UConn SSS at the main campus in Storrs and at the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury regional campuses. SSS students begin their college journeys by participating in a five-week pre-collegiate summer program prior to the fall semester of their first year at UConn. The SSS Summer Program introduces students to university academics and life while lending support to ease the transition from high school to college. Each SSS student is assigned to a 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 programming, leadership experiences, and unique study abroad opportunities designed exclusively for SSS students.

We invite you to view our SSS Informational Video, explore our pages to learn about the many opportunities available for UConn SSS students, read our department newsletters to see the amazing work our students are doing, and to check out the following videos:

2020 SSS Graduate Tribute

2019 SSS Academic Achievers and Seniors Awards Ceremony

SSS Study Abroad 2019