Program Benefits

Coaching and Counseling

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

  • One-on-one appointments
  • Virtual group 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
      • Student Success Center
      • and many more!
  • Economics of Personal Finance
  • Math, Reading, & College Writing Readiness

SSS-Exclusive Study Lounge with Computer Lab

View of OfficeVisit our SSS-exclusive study area in Mitchell Hall Room 135, from 8am – 4:30pm daily Mondays through Fridays. We have printers available for use by SSS students to print materials for free. We also have free hot cocoa, tea, coffee and treats for SSS students that visit the office!

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 to 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
  • IMPORTANT: 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 SSS Coach for eligibility requirements


  • SSS students visit the Student Success Center for:

    • Weekly small group tutoring
    • Supplemental Instruction
    • Walk-in tutoring
    • Residence hall tutoring

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Leadership conferences
    • Ronald E. McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair
    • McNair/SSS Retreat sponsored by WAEOPP
    • American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC)
  • Financial and economic literacy sessions offered during the Summer Bridge Program
  • Access to MoneyPath and Conover Apps for financial planning and personal success skills
  • Preparation of resumes and professional CV