Student Support Services

Student Support Services TRIO is a Federally funded TRIO program. The TRIO programs were initiated by the Higher Education Act of 1965.  The original branches of TRIO were Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services.  The term TRIO was established to represent these three programs.


SSS TRIO provides support for students seeking academic development, and assists students with basic college requirements by motivating students toward successful completion of their college careers.


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Return to Learn Workshops

(formerly Academic Boot Camps)


Each summer, TRIO Student Support Services and the Academic Support Center provide Return to Learn workshops.  These two-day sessions help new students to MSUB prepare for their fall semester.  All new students (first year students, transfer students, etc.), adult learners and anyone wanting to get ahead of their fall semester are welcome and encouraged to attend.

When are the Camps?


At least three workshops (one in June, July, and August) will take place the summer of 2019.  Each workshop will be approximately six hours a day for two days (total of 12 hours).  Check back to learn dates and times!


Who Can Register?


New or returning students who have enrolled in at least one Fall 2018 class at MSUB or City College.


What Does it Cost?


Nothing!  These camps are completely FREE!  Lunch and snacks will be provided.


What will you learn?

  • Brush up on your math and writing skills
  • Effective study and note-taking skills
  • How to use “D2L”, “MyInfo”, and “DegreeWorks” software programs for homework, grades, and much more
  • How to read a syllabus, text book, and talk with faculty
  • About the many resources on campus that can help you succeed!

To register or learn more call TRIO/SSS at 406-657-2162 or email  Must register to attend and space is very limited.