What is JumpStart?
JumpStart is a week long freshman orientation designed to help first-time freshmen transition from high school to the privileges and responsibilities of being a student at Walla Walla University. If you are not a first-time freshman and are transferring more than 36 credits, please visit our Transfer Student Orientation page.
To register for JumpStart please click on either of the registration buttons and you will be directed to another website. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.
Please note that online JumpStart registration will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 13. After online registration closes you may call us at (509) 527-2132 or fill out a paper registration form in the Academic Records Office in CTC 311. Paper registration forms will also be available at the JumpStart Kick Off event on Sunday, Sept. 17 in the WEC Gymnasium.
- Settle into the dorms before everyone else.
- Learn your way around campus.
- Enjoy workshops designed to help you succeed in college.
- Meet your adviser.
- Choose a mentor.
- Get help finishing registration tasks.
- Meet your lifelong friends!
When is JumpStart
JumpStart takes place from Sunday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 23.
The residence halls will be open for JumpStart students to move in Friday-Sunday, September 15-17. 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. 15 and 7:30pm-11pm on Saturday, Sept. 16. For those who move in prior to Sunday, Sept. 17, 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. 17. 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. 15, please contact our deans to make appropriate arrangements.
How much does JumpStart Cost?
The cost for JumpStart 2017 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. 17 at supper and ending after brunch on Sunday, Sept. 24. 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.
All new students are allowed to move into the residence halls on Sunday, September 17th. For those coming from far away or who have certain travel restraints that may require an early arrival, please contact the appropriate residence hall dean to arrange for an earlier check-in no earlier then September 15th.
Cafeteria & Campus Office Hours
For those who move in prior to Sunday, Sept. 17, 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. 17.
ACT & Math/Writing Placement Testing
The ACT test is being offered on Sunday of JumpStart, September 17, 9:00-12:00 in CTC 105. Students do not need to register. The cost for the ACT test is $60.00 and will be charged to the student's account. Please bring photo ID, two #2 pencils, and a calculator to the test.
The Writing Assessment is required for everyone who hasn’t completed English 121. Students should consult their personal JumpStart schedule to know which location they are assigned to take the Writing Assessment on Monday morning, Sept. 18, following the General Session in Village Hall.
Math placement testing is available Sunday-Wednesday afternoons, Sept. 17-20 (times listed below). All new students need to take a math placement test before they take their first math class. It is best and easiest to take this placement test during JumpStart, even if students are not enrolled in a math class during fall quarter.
KRH North Computer Lab
Sunday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Contact Academic Advisement at:
|Walla Walla University|
306 SW 4th St, Suite 311
College Place, WA 99324
Disability support: If you will need disability support during the week of JumpStart, please call our office (509) 527-2132 as soon as possible with your specific needs.