Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support 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 Support Services program enjoys collaborating with other academic units and student organizations to fulfill its mission.

Spring Events

January
Event Description Event Date/Location
Getting Back Into The Swing For Spring
Mandatory meeting for all SSS students.
Fri., Jan. 13th 
12:15 pm
in S-101
Perfecting Your Notes & More*
Learn how to develop and enhance your note-taking
and study skills. 
Thurs., Jan. 19th 
3:30–4:30 pm
in the Nesbitt Library (AC-210)
Drop in SSS to Declare Your Major 
Sophomores, stop by SSS today and complete your
entrance to major.
Tues., Jan. 31st
4:00–5:00 pm 
in SSS
February
Event Description Event Date/Location
Drop in SSS to Declare Your Major 
Sophomores, stop by SSS today and complete your
entrance to major.
Wed., Feb. 1st
12:15–1:15 pm 
in SSS
Managing Your Summer Finances
Do you count on your summer job to help finance your fall
and spring semesters? Attend this workshop for helpful tips.
Mon., Feb. 13th
12:15–1:15 pm 
in AC-110
Student Appreciation Day in SSS
Drop in for a Valentine’s Day treat.
Tues., Feb. 14th
9:00 am–12:00 pm
in SSS

White Elephant Sale Planning Session
Join us and see how you can help with this year’s event!

Fri., Feb. 17th
12:15 pm
in SSS

Fun with the FAFSA
All students need to file an application for financial aid.
Attend this workshop for pointers.

Mon., Feb. 20th
12:15–1:15 pm
in AC-110

Polishing Your Interview Skills
Your résumé got you in the door;
now learn how to sell yourself in an interview.

Fri., Feb. 24th
12:15–1:15 pm
in AC-110

March
Event Description Event Date/Location
Pie Day*
Come join in the fun and test your math skills.  Activities, games, and of course pie!
Tues., Mar. 14th
12:15–1:15 pm
in AC-110
Student Appreciation Day 
Stop by SSS for a snack or two!
Fri., Mar. 17th
9:00 am–12:00 pm
in SSS
From Wilkes-Barre to University Park
Helpful things you need to know before you make your move.
Sophomores only.
Fri., Mar. 17th
12:15–1:15 pm
in AC-110
Is Graduate School for You?
How to find the post-graduate program that fits you the best.
Mon., Mar. 20th
12:15–1:15 pm
in AC-110

* Academic Workshop