Student Success Services

Student Success Services

Student Success Services (SSS), a TRIO federal grant program, aims to increase college retention, graduation rates, and career options for first-generation college students, those from low-income families, the physically challenged, and students with learning disabilities.

The SSS program has three major components: academic support, career counseling, and out-of-class learning activities. SSS is committed to assisting students in making a successful transition when making a change of location from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus to University Park or other Penn State locations. The Student Success Services program enjoys collaborating with other academic units and student organizations to fulfill its mission.

Fall Events

Event Description Event Date/Location
New Student Welcome & Kick-off Fall Picnic
This event is for all SSS students. Come join our returning students and staff for some good food, door prizes, and possibly receive a Legacy Award. Come hear what SSS is all about! New students will be introduced to their peer mentors.
Fri., Sept. 15th 
12:15 pm
Hayfield Patio
Starting Off Right*
Learn how to develop and enhance your note-taking and study skills. Gain pointers on the best way to study and prepare before the test. Also discover some helpful time management tips.
Mon., Sept. 18th 
12:15–1:15 pm
Basic Writing*
Nothing fancy; just the basics!
Event Description Event Date/Location
Career Workshop: “My Plan”
Are you having trouble deciding what to major in or what to study? Are you wondering what you can do with a major in...? This workshop will introduce you to online resources that will help you find answers to your “major” questions.
Fri., Oct. 6th
12:15–1:15 pm 
Searching for the Right Scholarship?
Come to this workshop presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Financial Aid Coordinator to get answers to these questions.
Procrastination Workshop*
Come discover the down side of putting off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Wed.,Oct. 11th
12:15–1:15 pm

From Wilkes-Barre to University Park
Helpful things you need to know before you make your move.

Thurs., Oct. 26th
12:15 –1:15 pm

Drop-in Scheduling*
It’s time to select your classes for spring. Come prepared with your degree audit and you’ll be ready to go!

Tues., Oct. 31st
2:00–4:00 pm

Event Description Event Date/Location
Drop in Scheduling*
It's time to select your classes for spring. Come prepared with your degree and audit and you"ll be ready to go!
Tues., Nov. 7th
12:00–1:30 pm
in AC-210
Tailgate Time 
Show your Penn State spirit and join SSS as we hold our own blue and white tailgate lunch.
Thurs., Nov. 9th
12:15–1:30 pm
Career Search 101
Discover  the importance of preparing for your career beginning today.
Mon., Nov. 13th., 
12:15–1:15 pm
Ace Those Finals*
No reason to panic... This workshop reinforces study skills to get you through finals with ease.
Wed., Nov. 29th
12:15–1:15 pm
Math Matters*
Come join the the fun and test your math skills in a friendly competition.

* Academic Workshop