To receive SSS program services, a student must have an academic need and meet eligibility requirements.

All services are FREE to eligible students.


Services offered

Our staff is dedicated to providing a broad base of quality services with a focused, holistic approach and student-centered learning environment. Services we provide include:

  • We can address academic and personal concerns in order to help you reach your educational goals.

  • Our peer and professional tutors are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association.

  • UAF supports robust undergraduate research and creative scholarship through the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity program.

Peer mentoring

  • Our peer mentors can assist you with a variety of subjects that can often be difficult.

Laptop and technology loan program

  • This program offers access to educational resources.

Career and graduate school transition assistance

  • We can provide you with professional advice and guidance, whether you plan to join the workforce or continue your education through graduate school.

  • SSS students are invited to participate in a variety of social and cultural activities.

Printing and copying of academic materials

  • Students involved in SSS may print and copy academic materials free of charge.

Financial literacy

  • We can assist students with researching, applying for and understanding the financial resources and assistance available.

Other opportunities

Eligible first-year students attending UAF in person are encouraged to apply to the Emerging Scholars Academy summer bridge programs and cohort learning community.

Students play video games in the UAF esports center


SSS offers two or three workshops per semester. Topics vary but might include planning ahead, finances and life after graduation. This is a good opportunity to learn about many topics on campus in a short amount of time. Check the SSS semester schedule for the next workshop.

Other events

Student Support Services participants have the opportunity to participate in free cultural activities, which include plays, trips to museums, field trips, holiday parties and on-campus events. Events are posted in the SSS Tutoring Center, office area, Blackboard and Facebook pages and website. Notices are also sent to students via email.

The Student Advisory Council is made up of active SSS students and alumni. They provide a number of auxiliary functions.

Kevin Grimes is a member of the Student Advisory Council