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Staff and participants at the First Gen Basketball Game



SSS offers a variety of workshops to ensure participants are well-rounded successful students.

Academic Workshops

Academic workshops are designed to enhance the skills and techniques necessary for academic success. Topics include study techniques, time management, and assistance with writing skills.

Career & Graduate School Workshops

If you are worried about what's next after graduation or building a professional profile, these workshops will prepare you for internships, graduate school, and your career journey. Let us help you navigate to the next steps.

Financial Literacy Workshops

Budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans... Money, Money, Money! We discuss financial literacy and the ability to make smart financial decisions for a lifetime of well-being. Learn the "do's and don'ts" of managing college finances and credit.

Social Events

Come out for food & fun, while meeting and socializing with TRiO SSS staff and participants!


TRiO S.T.A.R.S. is an exclusive development and leadership program for new freshmen only. If selected, you will receive peer mentoring, academic coaching, academic & leadership events, and the grant award or book assistance.

Cultural Enrichment Trips

SSS sponsors cultural enrichment activities! Participants are encouraged to attend to gain new cultural experiences and to promote social interactions with SSS participants and staff. Be sure to sign up early for our cultural enrichment activities, as space and tickets are limited.

Scholarship Education

Are you interested in finding more money for school, but don't know where to start? Did you struggle last semester to submit scholarships? Join us as we discuss all things related to scholarships. You may also visit our scholarship edcuation website for more infomation: http://moneymondays.weebly.com/

Take a look at recap videos from our past events!

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!