Jump Start Program


Congratulations on your admission to the Bloomsburg University Jump Start Program and welcome to the Husky Family!  

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

We all look forward to meeting with you this summer and helping you start your college experience at BU. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lisa Domenico in the Center for First-Year Experience and Student Transition.

Again, congratulations and welcome – now let’s get to work! GO HUSKIES! 


Dr. Rebecca Willoughby
Executive Director, Student Success and First-Year Experience

Jump start program


Your selection for Jump Start means you’ll be invited to join the BU community early, for a sneak-peek at college life as well as special access to important resources and academic supports. You’ll learn some essential survival skills for your first year and beyond, including:

  • Preparing for first semester courses
  • Building college study habits
  • Managing your money
  • Utilizing campus safety measures
  • Meeting other students
  • Finding support for your college success


  • How your academic advisor supports your success in college
  • Where you can access Health and Wellness resources
  • How to find your people at BU, build new friendships and get involved
  • How to balance your classes and your personal time
  • Where campus buildings and resources are located
student in class

Summary of Details

  • The Jump Start Program comes at no additional cost to you.
  • The program begins on Sunday, August 8, 2021.
  • Jump Start move-in is August 8, 2021.
  • If you were admitted into the Jump Start Program, then successfully completing the program is required to continue at BU.
  • Jump Start is ten days, immediately followed by Welcome Week. As your fellow First Year Huskies begin moving to campus, you’ll participate in more activities with your first-year class, and Welcome Week activities shift into full gear on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.
  • You will have the same housing and roommate assignment from the beginning of the Jump Start Program on Sunday, August 8, 2021 through Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
  • The Jump Start Program event schedule will include programmatic sessions beginning in the morning and concluding in the afternoon, with evening activities strongly encouraged.