What is JumpStart?

JumpStart, a week long program from September 22-28, 2013, 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.  An orientation for students transferring with more than 36 credits will be held on Thursday, September 26, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Chan Shun Pavilion room 154.  The orientation will cover school policies, steps to finalizing registration and campus resource information.  Transfer students living in the residence halls may contact the deans for a move-in date.  Please contact Tricia McCoy at 509-527-2715 if you have any questions about transfer student orientation.

Register for JumpStart

Online registration for JumpStart is now closed.  If you still wish to register for JumpStart, you may fill out a paper registration form outside the University Church after the President's Welcome and Parent Orientation on Sunday, Sept. 22; or at the "Ice Cream and Be Social" event on Sunday, Sept. 22 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 Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22. 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--students should stop moving in one hour before sundown on Friday, and may resume moving in 45 minutes after sundown on Saturday. 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. 20, please contact our deans to make appropriate arrangements.

Cost: The cost for JumpStart is $200.00 and will be charged to the student’s account when classes begin. The JumpStart fee includes all activities, materials and meals; including supper on Sunday Sept. 22, 3 meals each day from Monday Sept. 23 through Friday Sept. 27, Sabbath brunch and supper on Sept. 28, and brunch on Sunday Sept. 29. Student cafeteria meal plans for Autumn quarter begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday, Sept. 29, and students may charge their supper on Sept. 29 to their meal plan. The cafeteria will be open all week beginning at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 22. 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 $448 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 December 23, 2013