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Student Support Services

  • “When I think about SSS, I think about college students getting a head start in their college studies and their college life.”— Rupinder Singh, SSS Class of 2011
  • “CAP/SSS was not just a preparation for college; it was also a step to a successful future.”— Teesha Carrasquillo, SSS Class of 2011
  • “The SSS program was a very helpful guide to prepare me for college. It gives a preview for new-comers to experience the college life.”— Jasuan Prude, SSS Class of 2011
  • “The SSS program was a great jump start on college learning.”– Emanuel Rivera, SSS
  • “SSS means early first-hand experience to me.– Harris Lodi, SSS
  • “Be realistic about today, but stay optimistic about the future.”– Devon Mein, SSS
  • “SSS means the door to opportunities and new beginnings. Live life and prosper.”– Michael McDoom, SSS
  • “To me, this is the best beginners program at UConn.”– Jesus Montalvo, SSS
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”– Christian Tarazona, SSS quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “SSS truly prepares its graduates for their college career and provides essential connections needed for success.”– Larry Grijalva, SSS
  • “Never regret. If it is good, it is wonderful. And if it is bad, it is experience.”– Kinza Javed, SSS
  • “The SSS program has taught me that you can do anything you want as long as you give it all and never doubt yourself.”– Elizabeth Singh, SSS

Program Services

Counseling and Advising

Student Support Services (SSS) Counselors and Regional Coordinators are dedicated to helping SSS students succeed at the University of Connecticut and achieve their higher education and career goals. Each SSS student is assigned to a SSS Counselor or Regional Coordinator who provides him or her with one-on-one academic, financial aid, career, and personal counseling and advisement during the summer program and throughout their tenure at UConn.

First Year Experience (FYE)

FYE courses provide students with the opportunity to explore topics relevant to University freshmen, and with tools to help them develop their relationship with the self, the academic life, the community, and the world. Student Support Services (SSS) offers FYE courses that are designed exclusively for SSS students and facilitated by SSS staff.


Student Support Services (SSS) offers free one-on-one and small group peer tutoring for SSS students during the academic year. Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects with a focus on mathematics, science, and other general education requirements. Sessions are available primarily through walk-ins; scheduled appointments are offered at the student’s request. If there is a subject that you may need support with, please contact the SSS office on your campus.

Peer Advising

The Student Support Services (SSS) Peer Advising Program pairs incoming SSS freshmen students with continuing SSS students to offer them support and encouragement as they acclimate to the campus and the demands of collegiate life. SSS Peer Advisors assist first year students through one-on-one and group meetings with their advisees. They are an important on-campus resource for new students and work as vital members of the SSS counseling team.

Education Abroad

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the University of Connecticut strongly encourages its students to enroll in study abroad opportunities during their undergraduate careers. SSS students have studied abroad in South Africa, Cuba, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Spain, and England. In 2001, SSS partnered with the University of Liverpool to create a three-week, credit bearing study abroad program tailored for SSS students. The successful program enabled over 100 SSS students to experience the benefits of studying abroad. In 2011, SSS collaborated with the Office of Study Abroad to develop a similar, short-term program in London. For more information on the SSS Summer in London program or other study abroad opportunities, please contact your SSS office or visit:

Leadership Conference

The Student Support Services (SSS) Leadership Conference provides rising sophomore, junior, and senior SSS students with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, expand their network, and grow personally and professionally through interactive workshops and presentations by inspirational guest speakers. This three-day event is held each year at the Storrs campus just prior to the start of the fall semester. The conference is a great way for continuing Storrs and regional campus change students to get a head start on their semester while gaining valuable life skills.

Through SSS Study Abroad I learned so much about myself and my ability to adapt to any situation. I encourage anyone with the slightest interest in studying abroad to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. — Rebeca, SSS Alumna, Class of 2012