COVID 19 TRiO SSS Update:

Due to health and safety measures instituted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff in TRiO SSS are working remotely.  We are checking our individual and program area emails regularly, and we encourage you to reach out to us there.

The Center for Academic Success will maintain all essential functions, and continue to serve as a resource for students by providing student success services and resources from a distance. All updates can be found on the COVID-19 Information and Updates web page.

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: