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Sessions

  First Summer Second Summer August Intersession August Intersession Internationals
Deadline to Apply May 15 June 15 July 15 May 30
Move-In* May 27, 2019 June 26, 2019 July 28, 2019 July 28, 2019
Classes Begin May 28, 2019 June 27, 2019 July 29, 2019 July 29, 2019
Final Exams June 24-25, 2019 July 25-26, 2019 August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019
Move-Out* June 25, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 10, 2019 August 10, 2019

*See “Housing” section for details.

International: Recently admitted international students are welcome to participate in JumpStart but due to visa restrictions, F1 visa holder students are only eligible to participate in the August Intersession. If a student holds a visa different from an F1, he/she may be eligible to participate in other sessions. Please contact us at precollegeintl@olemiss.edu for more information. 

Housing

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

For any questions, requests, or more information on Summer Student Housing, please visit the Department of Student Housing's website at https://studenthousing.olemiss.edu/.

Meal Plan

Jumpstart students are automatically enrolled in a Summer Meal Plan through the ID Center and Ole Miss Dining Services. This plan will be loaded on the student's Ole Miss ID card.

The Summer Meal Plan includes:

  First and Second Summer August Intersession
Meals at Rebel Market 21 10
FLEX Dollars $150 $40

The above meal plan will NOT cover all of a student's meals for the summer. It is encouraged that students come with extra money available for food purchases. Meal plans may be supplemented through the Ole Miss ID Center if the student and/or parent deems necessary.

For more information, please visit the Ole Miss ID center's website at http://idcenter.olemiss.edu/.

Health Insurance

As University students, JumpStart students have access to the Student Health Center in the V.B. Harrison Building on campus. The Student Health Center offers a range of services to UM students. For more information, please visit https://healthcenter.olemiss.edu.

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International students have to obtain two weeks of additional health insurance coverage. The cost of the extra month is about $180 USD. The student actual cost will be prorated based on arrival date.

Campus Dining

JumpStart students get 21 meals in the Rebel Market and an additional $150 in Flex Cash on their Ole Miss student IDs.

For more information on campus dining, dates and times, and nutrition information, visit Ole Miss Dining’s website at http://olemiss.campusdish.com.

Oxford Life

JumpStart leaders will encourage participants to join them for some planned outings. For example, students may carpool up to Lake Sardis for a cookout, get together for a community potluck, or meet up for pizza and a movie with the JumpStart counselors.

Oxford offers students a variety of things to do and places to dine. For a complete list, go to http://visitoxfordms.com/.

JumpStart Kickoff

JumpStart KickOff is a program orientation that is MANDATORY for JumpStart students. During KickOff, students will learn about program expectations, Brain Training and Adulting 101 schedules, meet their JumpStart Leader, and get to know other students in the program.

JumpStart KickOff is NOT Ole Miss Freshmen Orientation, which is required before starting Fall semester and attending JumpStart.

Workshops

JumpStart students attend a required series of workshops. Brain Training workshops focus on imparting evidence-based studying and learning practices to ensure JumpStart students begin college with an edge on how to learn effectively. Adulting 101 workshops focus on social and financial literacy skills required for successfully transitioning to college. These workshops are conducted by university staff and our JumpStart leaders.

JumpStart Leaders

Students are assigned to a JumpStart Leader who will mentor and serve as their guide throughout the program. JumpStart Leaders are student leaders specially trained to aid in the transition of our students into college life.

JumpStart Leaders organize a variety of activities for students to learn more about student life and living in Oxford.

Need Tutoring: JumpStart can arrange for a tutor if a student is struggling in a subject.

EDHE 105 – First Year Experience*

EDHE 105 is the University of Mississippi’s freshman year experience course designed to introduce students to University history and traditions, build skills in studying and time management, and educate on the overall well-being of a college student.

Students will be automatically registered for EDHE 105.

*Not required for JumpStart students in FASTrack or intensive modern language programs. Not required for JumpStart students attending August Intersession.

Recommended Classes

JumpStart students are able to take any college course offered by the University of Mississippi provided they meet any pre-requisites for the course. Below is a listing of courses recommended by our office. Please check with your advisor before enrolling in any class to make sure it fits with your degree program.

*Students will register for their JumpStart classes at Freshman Orientation before starting the program.

Sciences
BISC 102/103 - Inquiry into Life (Lecture/Lab)
CHEM 105/115 - General Chemistry I (Lecture/Lab)

Mathematics
MATH 115 - Elementary Statistics
MATH 121 - College Algebra
MATH 123 - Trigonometry
MATH 125 - Basic Math for Science and Engineering

History
HIS 101 - History of Europe to 1648
HIS 102 - History of Europe since 1648
HIS 105 - The United States to 1877
HIS 106 - The United States since 1877

Humanities
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 103 - Logic: Critical Thinking
REL 101 - Introduction to Religion

Social Sciences
POL 101 - Introduction to American Politics
PSY 201 - General Psychology
PSY 202 - Elementary Statistics
ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
SOC 101 - Introductory Sociology I

Fine Arts
MUS 103 - Introduction to Music
DANC 200 - Dance Appreciation
THEA 201 - Appreciation of the Theatre
AH 201 - History of Art I
AH 202 - History of Art II

Electives
ASTR - Astronomy I
LA 201 - Introduction to Law
SPCH 102 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking
SPCH 105 - Business and Professional Speech

Developmental Studies

Students that do not have a 17 ACT or 400 SAT subject area score are required to take a developmental studies (DS) course in that subject. Students below 19 ACT or 450 SAT subject area score are recommended to enroll in a DS course

Contact the Developmental Studies Office at (662) 915-7426 for more info.

What Students are Saying

Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!


I met lots of kind people who I can call my friends forever. I also learned how to study.

Student ParticipantSummer 2018

It gave me a better perspective on what college will be like and gave me the chance to meet new people before everyone else had the chance which has really helped me.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2017

JumpStart helped me realize college is nothing like high school and establish good habits.

Student ParticipantSummer 2018