Summer Hours

We are open Monday - Thursday, from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.





Freshmen Orientation Concentrating On University Success (FOCUS)

FOCUS gives freshmen scholars a head start by providing support and guidance the week before classes begin in August. TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) staff and student mentors provide one-on-one assistance with move-in, campus resources, financial aid, adjusting to campus life, and more. This is a golden opportunity to meet new friends and connect with other students in the program. We kick the week's events off with a welcome event.

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Student Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP)

STEP gives transfer students a head start by knowing what resources are available on campus, connecting with academic and financial aid advisors, and meeting new friends. STEP begins the week before school starts in August, and continues with a one-hour weekly seminar with other STEP Scholars throughout the first semester of school.  STEP Scholars will build a unique transfer student community.



Individual Advising and Coaching

One-on-one support is provided to all scholars throughout your academic career. The number of meetings required depends upon each scholar’s class standing and individual needs.  Advising/coaching sessions are confidential.  Common topics include: course selection, budgeting, campus resources, student life issues, and more.




TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) programming is designed to provide scholars with the information you need at exactly the right time.  Scholars earn academic credit by participating in the following seminars:

  • First Year Enrichment Seminar - freshmen
  • Career Exploration Seminar - sophomores
  • Life After College Seminar - juniors
  • College Graduate Success Seminar - graduating seniors



Field School

Scholars explore our state’s national parks as a necessary component of their annual TRiO seminars.  Field School academic credit is earned through the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management. Past field schools have included weekends spent in Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Presidio, and Lassen National Forest. 



Workshops and Tutoring

Scholars are encouraged to take full advantage of the workshops and tutoring offered through the Student Learning Center (SLC), which is located next door to our office.  Topics include: FAFSA, budgeting, study skills, time management, resume writing, interview skills, applying to graduate school, and much more. 



Computer Lab

TRiO Scholars have access to our computer lab Monday-Friday from
8 am – 5:00 pm.  Printing is free!



Graduate School Activities

Scholars interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree participate in various activities including the following:

  • Graduate School Tour – visit one UC and one private university
  • Graduate Diversity Forum – meet university representatives and attend workshops
  • Workshops – GRE preparation, finding the right program, funding, application support, etc.



Grant Aid

Freshmen and sophomores who meet all program requirements and have financial need (as determined by the Financial Aid and Scholarships office) are eligible for the TRiO Student Support Services Grant.  The grant is disbursed each spring.