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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.

Fall Events

Event Description Event Date/Location
Mandatory Meeting
This meeting is for all SSS Students. 
Wed., Sept. 3rd
Noon - S101
Introduction to Angel
The campus Instructional Design Specialist will familiarize you with Penn State’s Course Management System.
Fri., Sept. 5th
Noon - AC110
Welcome Barbecue
Meet faculty and staff and join us for some good food, door prizes, and possibly receive a Legacy Award.
Tues., Sept. 9th
Noon - Hayfield Patio
Study Skills*
Learn how to develop and enhance your note taking skills. Gain pointers on the best way to study and prepare before the test. Also discover some helpful time management tips.
Wed., Sept. 17th
Noon - AC110
“Major” Decisions
Discover the importance of preparing for your career beginning today.
Wed., Sept. 24th
Noon - AC110

Event Description Event Date/Location
The Basics of Writing*
Nothing fancy just the basics!
Fri., Oct. 3rd
Noon - AC110
Transferring to Another Campus? How Will it Affect Your Financial Aid?
Come to this workshop presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Financial Aid Coordinator to get answers to these questions.
Wed., Oct. 8th
Noon - AC110
Graduate School 101
This workshop will offer insight into and suggestions for applying to graduate school to help make this a less daunting process!
Thurs., Oct. 23rd
Noon - AC110
Procrastination/Memory Skills*
Come discover the down side of putting off until tomorrow what you can do today! Also, learn methods to sharpen your memory skills.
Fri., Oct. 31st
Noon - AC110
Trip to University Park
For sophomores planning to attend University Park in the fall, we will take a small group of students to tour the campus and meet with an advisor from your field of study.

Event Description Event Date/Location
Healthy Living 
Our campus nurse will discuss ways to live a heart healthy life.
Thurs., Nov. 6th
Noon - AC110
Day to Day Decision Making
Do you feel stuck when you need to make a decision or avoid making a decision because you fear making the wrong one? This workshop will help you develop good decision-making skills!
Wed., Nov. 12th
Noon - AC110
Financial Literacy
Get tips to help you budget your money.
Tues., Nov. 18th
Noon - AC110
Math Matters*
Come join in the fun and test your math skills in a friendly competition. 
Tues., Nov. 11th
Noon - AC107
Lunch with the DAA
Come and enjoy lunch with our DAA.

Event Description Event Date/Location
Finals Prep*
No reason to panic... this workshop reinforces study skills to get you through finals with ease.
Wed., Dec. 3rd
Noon - AC110
Holiday Party
Be sure to attend our special holiday luncheon.
Tues., Dec. 9th
Noon - SSS

* 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