Student Support Services


Transforming lives one student at a time

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program that has been serving UConn students since 1970. Students selected to participate in SSS receive the following services:

  • Participation in the CAPS Summer Program
  • One-on-one holistic advising and counseling throughout tenure at UConn
  • Exclusive tutoring
  • Peer Mentoring
  • SSS First Year Experience courses
  • SSS First Year English courses with supplemental instruction
  • Priority selection for CAPS study abroad programs
  • Unique enrichment opportunities
  • Grant aid for eligible participants

Program Eligibility

    SSS selection is based on a variety of factors, including:

    • Connecticut residency
    • First-generation to college and/or from a high financial need household
    • Potential to succeed at UConn


    Contact SSS Director Kim Gorman at


    The University of Connecticut Student Support Services (SSS) program provides students who are first-generation to college and/or from low-income households with access to UConn and supports them in achieving their goal of graduation.