What is JumpStart?

JumpStart, a week long freshman orientation from September 20-26, 2015, helps students transition from high school to the privileges and responsibilities of being a student at Walla Walla University.  JumpStart is designed specifically for first-time freshmen. Below is a link to the general schedule for JumpStart 2015.

Register for JumpStart Now

To start a new student registration for JumpStart, click on the button below. You will receive email confirmation of your registration. NOTE: Online JumpStart registration will close at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 16. After online registration closes, if you still wish to register for JumpStart, you may fill out a paper registration form in the Academic Advising Office in CTC 311. Paper registration forms will also be available at the JumpStart Kick Off event on Sunday, Sept. 20 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-Sunday, September 18-20.  

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. 18 and 7:30pm-11pm on Saturday, Sept. 19.  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, campus administrative offices will close at 12:00pm on Friday and not reopen until Monday morning, excepting Student Financial Services which is open from 10am-4pm on Sunday, Sept. 20.  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. 18, please contact our deans to make appropriate arrangements.


Cost: The cost for JumpStart 2015 is $225.  

Payment in advance is not necessary because the cost of JumpStart will be charged to the student's account when classes begin.  The JumpStart fee includes all activities, materials and meals for the week.  All meals are covered by the cost of Jumpstart beginning Sunday, Sept. 20 at supper and ending after brunch on Sunday, Sept. 27.  Students may begin charging to their meal plans Sunday evening.  

Students that attend the required number of sessions will receive one academic credit, which is a significant savings compared to the full price of an academic credit.


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 311
College Place, WA 99324
(800) 558-2132
Betty Duncan
Page maintained by Betty Duncan
Last update on August 13, 2015