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Second Summer Session

Second Summer session is one of the original JumpStart programs. Students in this session take at least 6 hours of college credit (2 classes) during the University's Second Summer session. Second Summer is one-month long and packed with opportunities and programming for our students.

Second Summer Schedule 2017

June 28
  • • Move-In
  • • JumpStart KickOff
  • • KickOff Dinner
June 29 – July 28 Classes Begin
July 27-28 • Final Exams
• Move-Out (depends on exam schedule)

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

JumpStart 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 PLUS 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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