CAPS Services

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Counseling and Advising

Each CAPS student is assigned to a Counselor who provides them with one-on-one academic, financial aid, career, and personal counseling and advisement beginning in the CAPS Summer Program and throughout their tenure at UConn.

CAPS uses the Four Pillars of Development Counseling Model which is a holistic approach to counseling and advising. By fostering transformation in the four key areas of Personal Growth, Academic Development, Professional Development, and Personal Health and Well-being, counselors help CAPS students become self-empowered to achieve at UConn and beyond.

Peer Mentoring

The CAPS Peer Mentoring Program pairs incoming CAPS students with upper level CAPS students to offer them support and encouragement as they adjust to the demands of college life. Mentoring takes place through informal social meetings and academically oriented one-on-one and group meetings. Peer Mentors serve as an important on-campus resource for new students.

If students wish to learn more about CAPS Peer Mentoring or are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, they may contact the CAPS Coordinator from their campus. Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury


CAPS offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring exclusively for CAPS and SSS students during the CAPS Summer Program and throughout the academic year. Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects. Tutoring sessions are available primarily through walk-ins; scheduled appointments are offered per student’s request.

If students are interested in learning more about tutoring services or becoming a tutor, they may contact the Tutoring Coordinator from their campus. Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury

Exclusive Programs and Events

Every semester, CAPS students enjoy access to exclusive enrichment and social opportunities such as academic and professional development workshops, the G.R.I.T. (Growing Resilience and Inspiring Transformation) Retreat, SSS Destress Days, the Senior and Academic Achiever celebrations and more!

Study Abroad Opportunities

CAPS offers its own short-term summer study abroad programs designed exclusively for UConn CAPS students. In addition, CAPS strongly encourages students to study abroad for an entire semester. Countries where CAPS students have studied abroad include: South Africa, England, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Spain, Italy, South Korea, and China.

Check out this video made by a CAPS/SSS student!

CAPS Study Abroad: Costa Rica Edition

CAPS First Year Experience (FYE)

CAPS FYE courses are taught by CAPS Counselors and provide first-year UConn students with the tools to help them develop college study skills, gain self-awareness, navigate college life, and grow as campus and global citizens in a CAPS community of learners.