Program Benefits

Advising and Counseling

The foundation of the program rests on the on-going, individualized advising students receive from SSS staff. Advising is provided to help students focus and direct academic efforts towards their chosen area of interest as well as potential career goals. Our SSS Advisors provide students the time needed to discuss professional options, opportunities and possibilities.

  • One-on-one advising appointments
  • Group advising sessions

SSS Summer Bridge Program

SSS Summer Bridge is geared for entering first-year students to provide academic enrichment and preparation for their first semester experience. The program runs Monday-Friday, for four weeks from July – August. There is no fee for the SSS Bridge program and it does not carry university credit.Courses & sessions offered include:

  • College Success
    • Professional development skills
      • Time management
      • Reading a syllabus
      • Contacting faculty
    • Guest speakers from across campus to provide information on campus resources/centers such as:
      • Financial Aid
      • Career Resource & Planning Center
      • Study Abroad
      • PASS Tutoring
      • and many more!
  • Economics of Personal Finance
  • Math, Reading, & College Writing Readiness

Computer Lab

Visit our computer lab and study area in Mitchell Hall room 135, 8am – 4:30pm daily Mondays – Fridays. We have printers available for use by SSS students to print materials for free.

Laptop Loan Program

Laptop computers that may be checked out free by SSS students for seven (7) days at a time.

  • Computers may be reserved up to two (2) weeks in advance
    • One advance reservation may be made at a time
    • After returned, it may be reserved again up to two weeks in advance
  • Pick up available between 8:30am – 4pm, Monday through Friday
  • Laptops must be checked in by 4:00 PM on the 7th day
    • If  turned in after the 7th day, a $3.00 late fee will apply for each day late.
    • Students may be restricted from checking out a computer for the remainder of the semester (or the following semester) if the check out policy requirements are not followed
  • **Students are responsible for the computer at all times. You will be responsible for replacement of all damaged, lost, or stolen computer and/or accessories/parts.

Financial Aid Assistance

  • Students are assisted in completing FAFSA and understanding aid types during individual sessions.
  • Scholarship and aid sessions during the Summer Bridge Program
    • Information on the financial aid process
    • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies
    • Scholarship application tips & resources
  • Additionally, eligible students can apply for SSS Supplemental Grant Aid* for additional financial support.
    *see your advisor for eligibility requirements


Professional Development Opportunities

  • Leadership conferences
  • Financial and economic literacy sessions offered during the Summer Bridge Program
  • Preparation of resumes and professional CVs