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The information listed below is for the general population of JumpStart. Some requirements may not apply to those in partnership programs like the Intensive Modern Language Programs or Grove Scholars.


NO. JumpStart KickOff is a program orientation session to JumpStart that students are REQUIRED to attend on the same day they move-in for the summer session. Ole Miss Freshman Orientation is an orientation to the entire University and is REQUIRED for ALL freshmen, including JumpStart students. Students cannot go through JumpStart without attending Freshman Orientation first. Students must register for the Ole Miss Freshman Orientation on when it becomes available in early March.

YES. ALL students are REQUIRED to attend Freshman Orientation session before entering the University of Mississippi. This is a critical part of the Ole Miss experience. This is the time for students to take care of any final business to get ready for the fall and more importantly SIGN UP for Fall and SUMMER classes!

JumpStart students must attend Freshman Orientation before beginning JumpStart.

Not required anymore First and Second Summer Students. Students are encouraged to enroll in the special JumpStart EDHE 105 sections in the Fall if still available.

No for August intersession. EDHE 105 is not offered during August Intersession, thus students are unable to take it at that time. Students are encouraged to enroll in the special JumpStart EDHE 105 sections in the Fall if still available.

Absolutely YES! Students are responsible for any and all summer charges on their Bursar account. If the JumpStart office does not know you are not planning to attend even though accepted, the office does not know to take you off the rosters.

First, you need come by the JumpStart office at the Jackson Avenue Center, Suite J immediately and speak with the JumpStart Director. If not, you risk losing your JumpStart Scholarship.

It all applies to every student. The only difference is that the partnership programs with conflicting scheduled events take precedence over JumpStart's scheduled events. So if Grove Scholars has a special presenter during a scheduled JumpStart Workshop session, then the student would attend the Grove Scholars event.

Sorry, the JumpStart office is unable to take these requests. Our office can help a student get signed up for a class AFTER the student has been to Orientation, not before. This office does not have the ability to reserve seats in a course.


No, the online JumpStart application only ensures your spot in the program. You must also complete the Summer Student Housing application on the Department of Student Housing’s website, sign the housing contract, and pay the deposit.

Maybe. The JumpStart Office does not handle any housing requests. Please contact the Department of Student Housing and Residence Life at

Due to FERPA regulations, the JumpStart office cannot release any information regarding students in the program or at the University of Mississippi.

Good question. The JumpStart Office does not handle any housing requests. Please contact the Department of Student Housing and Residence Life at

We encourage JumpStart students to pack light for the summer. Students cannot move in to their assigned room for the fall before those residence halls open. Thus, all JumpStart students will have to move out of the residence hall at the end of their JumpStart term. Students will NOT be able to store furniture or other belongings on campus until the fall.

No. The residence halls have students all summer long. It is not possible for students to leave their belongings on campus. There are off campus storage facilities available to rent. Please visit the Google Search for storage facilities in Oxford, MS:

No, but there are quiet hours. Students have the freedom to come and leave as they please since they are college students. We ask that JumpStart students respect our office and the Department of Student Housing by being in the residence hall by 12:00 a.m. midnight. There is nothing going on in Oxford after midnight for freshmen anyway.


There is a program fee when you submit the online JumpStart application. Please visit our Costs page for a full breakdown of costs for the program.

This fee is a registration and programming fee for the JumpStart program. This fee funds the processing of the student's application and summer programming for the students. Our office operates entirely off these fees to provide quality counselors and a better programming experience. This fee is NOT a deposit on tuition, course fees, and other expenses as indicated on the Costs page.

No. Unless you are expecting federal aid during the summer, you do not need to fill out the previous year's FAFSA.

This form notifies the Office of Financial Aid that you are expecting to receive Financial Aid from the JumpStart Office via the Division of Outreach. This form can be found on

ALL JumpStart students receive the scholarship. It is one of the perks of being in the JumpStart program.

A very important question. Students will not receive the JumpStart scholarship until after they have attended the JumpStart KickOff. Once we have confirmed the student has attended the KickOff session, we then give that list to our scholarship coordinator who verifies that students are enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours (5 hours if in Modern Languages) and then uploads the scholarship to the student's financial aid package. This process typically takes up to one week to complete due to the number of students in the program. You may receive a Bursar Bill before then asking for you to pay your bill. The amount of the scholarship is listed on the Costs and Financial Aid page of our website. You may pay the entire bill, let the scholarship reach the student's account, and receive a refund via check or direct deposit from the Bursar's office, or pay all fees minus the scholarship amount.

No. Students are automatically enrolled in the JumpStart meal plan.

The JumpStart office applies scholarships per session, meaning that the student will need to accept a scholarship for each term that he or she is in JumpStart.


Your program may not be listed because we are not aware of the program or the program does not have any special requirement regarding summer programming.

Maybe. The JumpStart Office works with numerous programs at the University of Mississippi. If the other program has special requirements and programming that conflict with that of JumpStart's, we want to know about it because we want all students to have the opportunity to be a part of JumpStart. Please have the program coordinator/director email with details of the program and its requirements. We can usually work something out with the other program to enhance the student's experience.