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August Intersession

August Intersession is the newest addition to the JumpStart program, added in Summer 2015. August Intersession takes the transition to college life to the next level by bringing incoming freshmen onto campus three weeks before Fall semester starts for August Intersession class.

Students in August Intersession:

August Intersession Schedule 2017

July 30
    • • Move-In
    • • JumpStart KickOff
    • • KickOff Dinner
July 31-August 12 Classes Begin
August 22 Fall Semester Begins

Summer Housing

JumpStart students are REQUIRED to live in designated residence halls during each session. JumpStart students must sign up for Summer Housing on This application is separate from the online JumpStart Application.

For any questions, requests, or more information on Summer Student Housing, please visit the Department of Student Housing's website at

August Intersession Program

JumpStart KickOff

JumpStart KickOff is a program orientation that students are REQUIRED to attend before starting JumpStart. KickOff is held the same day as Move-In at 5:00 p.m. at Lamar Hall. During KickOff, students will learn about program expectations and the general schedule for JumpStart.

After KickOff, students will meet with their JumpStart Counselor and take a campus tour based on the student’s class schedules. The KickOff Dinner will take place in the Luckyday Residential College Dining Hall and will be catered by Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering.

The JumpStart KickOff is NOT the Ole Miss Freshmen Orientation, which is also REQUIRED before attending JumpStart.

SkillStart Sessions

SkillStart Sessions are REQUIRED sessions that serve to help acclimate students to student services and college life. SkillStart is a faculty/staff-led study skills session based on The A Game, a book by Dr. Kenneth Sufka. SkillStart will cover each chapter in the book and additional materials. 

Sessions will be held everyday at 5:00 p.m. in Lamar Hall.

Presenters include University Police Department, Student Health Center, Financial Aid, Counseling Center, Greek Life, Student Organizations, and more.

Counselor Meetings

Part of the program includes our student mentor component. Each week, JumpStart students will meet with their assigned JumpStart Counselor . Our counselors plan a variety of outings trips in and around Oxford and the Ole Miss campus.

Study Hall

Let’s face it, students will have to change the way or adjust their study habits for college classes. Professors don’t give out study guides for each test or ease up on deadlines for essays. Students have to be responsible for these types of things on their own. 

In JumpStart, students are required to go to a proctored study hall on the 2nd floor of the J.D. Williams library for 5 hours each week (1-1.5 hours a day). Long after JumpStart, students will have formed a habit of scheduling study into their soon-to-be busy schedules.

In addition, students can attend tutoring sessions for study hall credit. JumpStart offers tutoring for a variety of courses, including college algebra, writing, history, etc.


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