What is JumpStart?

JumpStart, a week long program from September 21-27, 2014, helps students transition from high school to the privileges and responsibilities of being a student at Walla Walla University.  JumpStart is designed for first-time freshmen. 

JumpStart Schedule 2014

JumpStart FAQs

JumpStart Registration

Online registration for JumpStart is now closed.  If you still wish to register for JumpStart, the following options are available to you: you may call the Academic Advising Office at (509) 527-2132 during business hours; you may fill out a paper registration form outside the University Church after the President's Welcome and Parent Orientation on Sunday, Sept. 21; or at the JumpStart Kick Off event on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 PM in the WEC Gymnasium.

Get your university experience off to a strong start!

  • Settle in before everyone else.
  • Learn your way around campus.
  • Enjoy workshops designed to help you succeed in college.
  • Meet your lifelong friends!

Moving in: The residence halls will be open for JumpStart students to move in on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-21.  There is no extra housing charge for students that participate in JumpStart.  Please note that we observe Sabbath hours and request that you do not move in during Sabbath hours--the residence halls will be open for moving in from 9am-6pm on Friday, Sept. 19 and 7:30pm-11pm on Saturday, Sept. 20.  For those who move in prior to Sunday, Sept. 21, please be aware that cafeteria services will not be available until Sunday at 5pm.  Additionally, many campus administrative offices will close at 12pm on Friday and not reopen until Monday morning, the main exception being Student Financial Services which is open from 10-11:30am and 2-4pm on Sunday, Sept. 21.  We understand that travel arrangements may sometimes require an earlier arrival time.  If you would like to request a move-in date prior to Sept. 19, please contact our deans to make appropriate arrangements.  

Cost: The cost for JumpStart is $210.00 and will be charged to the student's account when classes begin.  The JumpStart fee includes all activities, materials and meals.  The meals included in the cost of JumpStart are:

  • Supper on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 5 pm
  • 3 meals each day from Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26
  • Brunch and supper on Sabbath, Sept. 27
  • Brunch on Sunday, Sept. 28

After brunch on Sunday, students may charge their supper on Sept. 28 to their meal plan.  Students on campus that are not participating in JumpStart may use their ID number or ID card to charge the cost of any cafeteria meal to their student account.  The cost is $6.75 per meal.

Students that attend the required number of sessions will receive one free academic credit.  This is a savings of up to $450 after deducting the cost of JumpStart from the price of one quarter hour of tuition.


Disability support: If you will need disability support during the week of JumpStart, please call our office (800-558-2132) as soon as possible with your specific needs. 


Contact Academic Advising at:

Walla Walla University
306 SW 4th St, Suite 310
College Place, WA 99324
(800) 558-2132
Betty Duncan
Page maintained by Kelsey Fullerton
Last update on September 17, 2014