TRiO Programs

TRiO History

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. 790,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by over 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.

More than 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants.


TRIO department will continue to be available virtually throughout the Fall at WCC and CCC.

We will also offer limited in-person times for students to schedule appointments to meet with the ETS, SSS, SSS-ESL, & UB Staff. Please see the calendars below for in-person staff availability. We will be following college guidelines and requiring that students wear masks when arriving, attending, and departing from a scheduled appointment. To limit large gatherings, we, unfortunately, can not accommodate drop-in students and REQUIRE a scheduled appointment to meet with staff.

FALL 2020 Hours & In-Person Schedule

Monday – Thursday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday (remotely): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound

Please reach out to your Advisor via email or phone to schedule in-person appointment.

Student Support Services

TRiO Counselors & Support Specialist will continue to schedule and see students online and over the phone.

  • If you have an appointment, the day of your appointment, you will either receive an email for the counselor or you will receive a blocked phone call at the time of your appointment.
  • To schedule an appointment, contact us or schedule online:

To schedule an appointment, contact us, or email staff directly.
Phone: 530-661-2285

Our Office Location:

Woodland Community College

2300 E. Gibson Road
Woodland, CA 95776
Building 800, Suite 850

Colusa County Campus

99 Ella Street
Williams, CA 95987
Room 121