If you are looking for answers check out the list below. If you don’t find the information you are seeking please give us a call at 507.457.5465 or visit the office in Krueger Library 219.
Use TutorTrac to set up an appointment with a peer tutor for up to 1 hour per week per class. SSS students are entitled to unlimited tutoring. If additional appointments for the same class are needed in the same week, these may be set up via email with the individual tutor. SSS students - DO NOT check in on the computer in Tutoring Services. Please take a pink “Student Tutoring Ticket” from the front desk and give it to your tutor for completion.
Academic Resources/Equipment to Loan
The following items are available for check out from the SSS office:
Budgeting and Money Management Skills
It’s important to learn how to manage your money and make wise financial decisions. Our SSS advisors will be happy to discuss how to set up a budget and ways to stretch your money.
Help is available at Smarthinking online whenever you need it! There are online tutoring hours available for SSS students to use on many subjects, including math, biology, accounting and writing. Contact the SSS office for login details.
SSS in Rochester
Although there is no formal Student Support Services office on the Rochester campus of WSU, there is currently a pilot program where advisors from the Winona office travel to Rochester on an “as needed basis.” Feel free to arrange with the staff in Winona for convenient times to meet. Discussions will be taking place in the coming school year (2012-13) about more permanent improvements in SSS services in Rochester thanks to a generous grant from the university. Contact: Gar Kellom or call 507.457.2467
Services for Students who are Parents
Thanks to a generous grant from the MN Department of Health, Winona State, RCTC and SE Technical College are all involved in an innovative new program to serve the needs of students who are also parents. Regular luncheons and a task force of student parents are available to support you and to connect student parents to important resources in the Rochester community. Visit facebook to see who is involved in the program.
The SSS Leadership program was created to help empower students. It provides opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth by fostering a commitment to community service and respect for individual differences. The SSS Leadership Club meets bi-monthly in the SSS office. Students who attend the meetings will learn about the qualities that make a successful leader. Activities are also provided to assist students in developing their individual leadership potential. All SSS students are encouraged to participate in the SSS Leadership Program.
College Survival Tips
It’s important to protect your college investment of time and money. Manage your study time inside and outside of class, ask your classmates, tutors or professors if you do not understand a topic, and study smarter, not harder. School is a game so learn how to play the game and you’ll be a winner!
“TRiO Student Support Services assisted me in my goals of graduation by creating a welcoming environment surrounded by students striving for success. The staff has helped me celebrate my triumphs and kept me on track through hard times. I am thankful for having an advisor who took a personal interest in my future. The individualization of the program provided me with opportunities and information which helped me through college and will continue to be beneficial for many years".
“TRiO is all about support and guidance. They lay down the train tracks, so you know just the right path to follow and you don’t get sidetracked.”
“It’s great to be a part of this program. Everyone is so supportive and kind here. I love it.”
Other Campus Resources:
Access Services (formerly Disability Services)
To schedule an appointment please call 507.457.5465.