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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

SSS Peer Advising

Peer Advising @ Storrs

The Student Support Services (SSS) Peer Advising Program pairs incoming SSS freshmen and regional campus change students with continuing SSS students to offer them support and encouragement as they adjust to the demands of collegiate life and acclimate to the campus. Advising takes place through informal social and academically-oriented one-on-one and group meetings. Peer Advisors are service-minded individuals with a 2.5 GPA or higher who serve as an important on-campus resource for new students and work as vital members of the SSS counseling team.

If you are interested in learning more about the SSS Peer Advising Program or in becoming a Peer Advisor on the Storrs campus, please contact:

Storrs Peer Advising Contact

Carl Dean
Phone: 860-486-4954
Email: carl.dean@uconn.edu

Peer Advising @ Regional Campuses

If you wish to learn more about SSS Peer Advising or becoming an advisor for SSS on a Regional campus, please contact the following:

Avery Point Contact

Aaron Collins
Phone: 860-405-9013
Email: aaron.collins@uconn.edu

Greater Hartford Contact

Lynn Papacostas Ginolfi
Phone: 860-570-9205
Email: lynn.papacostas_ginolfi@uconn.edu

Stamford Contact

Kwasi Gyambibi
Phone: 203-251-8488
Email: kwasi.gyambibi@uconn.edu

Waterbury Contact

Lillie Wright
Phone: 203-236-9852
Email: lillie.wright@uconn.edu

Having a peer advisor is very influential when you’re starting college. Building a connection with someone who has been through what you are experiencing and that you can relate to definitely helps with the transition. — Edwine, SSS Summer 2010