Student Support Services



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. Check out our 50th anniversary video, created by SSS students, here.

Each year, approximately 300 students 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 and throughout their undergraduate careers. Additional academic year services and programming include 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 and learn more about the many opportunities available for UConn SSS students.