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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, personal 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

Event Description Event Date/Location
Getting Back into the Swing for the Spring
Attend this mandatory session to find out all about the new changes in SSS this year. 
Thurs., Jan. 15th
Noon - S101
Perfecting Your Notes*
Learn how to develop and enhance your note-taking skills.
Thurs., Jan. 22nd
Noon - AC107
Essay Writing Made Easy*
If you dread seeing essays on your exams, this workshop is for you.
Wed., Jan. 28th
Noon - AC107

Event Description Event Date/Location
It's Time to Declare Your Major (Sophomores Only)
This workshop for sophomores deals with navigating the Entrance to Major process.
Tues., Feb. 3rd
Noon - Murphy Ctr.
Fun with the FAFSA
All students need to file an application for financial aid. Attend this workshop for pointers.
Fri., Feb. 13th
Noon - AC109
Managing Your Summer Finances
Do you count on your summer job to help finance your fall and spring semesters?  Attend this workshop and gain tips to help you budget your summer earnings.
Fri., Feb. 20th
Noon - AC107
Get Noticed... Résumé Writing Tips
Learn tips to write an effective résumé that will generate results.
Wed., Feb. 25th
Noon - AC107

Event Description Event Date/Location
Listening Skills/Ice Cream Social*
Learn the importance of hearing and understanding what an individual is saying to you. If you love ice cream, this workshop is for you.
Tues., Mar. 17th
Noon - AC109
Is Graduate School for You?
How to find the post-graduate program that fits you best.
Mon., Mar. 23rd
Noon - AC107
Math Matters Workshop with Mr. Carter*
Test your knowledge of math and join in the fun!                  
Wed., Mar. 25th
Noon - AC110

Event Description Event Date/Location
From Wilkes-Barre to University Park (Sophomores Only)
Helpful things you need to know before you make your move.
Thurs., Apr. 9th
Noon - AC107
White Elephant Sale
Be sure to get involved with this opportunity to raise money for our Legacy Award. Ask how you can help!
Thurs., Apr. 16th
Noon - Student Commons
Preparing for that Interview 
Your résumé got you in the door, now learn how to sell yourself in an interview.
Tues., Apr. 21st
Noon - AC107
Ace those Finals*
Don't panic... this workshop will reinforce study skills that will get you through finals with ease. 
Thurs., Apr. 23rd
Noon - AC107 
Chillin' Out
Stop by SSS to relax, play games, chat with friends and enjoy some snacks.
Apr. 29th & 30th
Noon-1:30 Murphy Center
Year-End Celebration
Recognition Dinner for SSS Members to celebrate their achievement with SSS Friends!  A guest speaker will also be in attendance.
Tues., Apr. 28th
6:00-8:00 PM
Appletree Terrace, Dallas

* Academic Workshop


Murphy Center 109

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Phone: 570.675.9112

Mailing Address:
Student Support Svcs.
PSU Wilkes-Barre
P.O. Box PSU
Lehman, PA 18627