Student Support Services (SSS) serves first-generation college students (students who do not have a parent who has graduated from a four-year university or college), students who have a documented disability, and students whose family income falls within U.S. Department of Education guidelines

SSS is committed to student success and provides comprehensive academic support and professional mentoring with the goal of increasing retention and graduation rates. In an effort to maintain social distancing, our services are being offered remotely. SSS believes that all students, regardless of age, family background, learning style, or presence of a disability, should have equal opportunity to reach their full personal, academic, and career potential.


College can be overwhelming. To help with the transition to UVM, we provide the following resources:


We connect you with a staff member who will work with you through graduation. They will talk with you about ANYTHING that you want to! They can also advise on:

  • course selection;
  • study abroad;
  • undergraduate research;
  • grad school, etc.

This service is available as long as you are enrolled at UVM and are active in Student Support Services. Meet our mentors and network of TRiO affiliates.


SSS staff will help you:

  • Understand your Financial Aid Package;
  • Complete your FASFA;
  • Find sources for scholarship money;
  • Make a budget;
  • Figure out ways to pay for off campus housing.


Develop networking skills, discover your leadership style and meet some incredible people through our Leadership program. Past workshops have including dining etiquette, Strengths Quest assessments, mock interviews and more.


A month-long series of evening workshops to help ease the college transition, help students develop effective study skills, and learn more about University resources, self-care and wellness. For more information, contact your mentor.


There are two designated SSS computers at the front desk of the Tutoring Center. Depending on the schedule, there may be additional computers available. The best time to find an open computer is the first hour in the morning or at the very end of the day (when tutoring sessions are less frequent).


Use of the Tutoring Center printer is available to all active SSS students. You can retrieve the access code from your SSS Mentor.


Every year we are able to offer Stay Connected Scholarship Awards to active first and second year SSS students who demonstrate financial need

Student success, both inside and outside the classroom, is our shared goal.

Student success, both inside and outside the classroom, is our shared goal.

Through mentorship, community building and support we have many resources to help you reach your goals. Here are some sites that may be helpful as you transition to UVM: