Jump Start Program


Welcome

Congratulations on being admitted to the Jump Start Program and welcome to the Husky Family! We are very excited that you’ve chosen Bloomsburg University and that you will begin your college career in the Jump Start Program.

The Jump Start program is designed to introduce you to campus and to help you expand the skills you’ll need as a first-year college student. You will engage in programs and activities that will help with your academic, social, and cultural adjustment to Bloomsburg University. You will receive support and guidance from faculty and staff who are committed you helping you succeed – both inside the classroom and within the University community.

Again, congratulations, and welcome to Bloomsburg University! Let's get to work!

Marty Wygmans, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Student Success

 

Academics

What is the Jump Start Program?

The Jump Start program is a 2-week, early-arrival program designed to introduce you to campus and to help you expand the skills you’ll need as a first-year college student. Activities and sessions during the Jump Start Program will focus on:

  • academic preparation
  • effective study habits
  • financial literacy
  • campus safety
  • peer mentoring
  • academic, social and mental health support services

 

At the conclusion of Jump Start:

» 92% said they understand the role of the academic advisor in helping them be successful in college.

» 87% said they have a clear understanding of the health and wellness resources offered at BU.

» 86% said they have a clear understanding of the diversity related services offered at BU.

» 82% said they had established a group of friends at BU.

» 78% said they understand how to balance their class schedule and personal life.

» 78% said they’re now familiar with the BU campus.

Classroom

Summary of Details

» The Jump Start Program comes at no additional cost to you.

» Students are expected to move in on Sunday, August 9, 2020. The Office of Residence Life will be sending you more information about your move-in.

» If you were admitted into the Jump Start Program, then successfully completing the program is required to continue at BU.

» You will have the same housing and roommate assignment from the beginning of the Jump Start Program on Sunday, August 10, 2020, through the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters..

» The Jump Start Program event schedule will include programmatic sessions beginning in the morning and concluding in the afternoon.