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First Summer Second Summer August Intersession August Intersession Internationals
Deadline to Apply May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1
Move-In* May 26, 2020 June 28, 2020 August 2, 2020 August 2, 2020
Classes Begin May 27, 2020 June 28, 2020 August 3, 2020 August 3, 2020
Final Exams June 23-24, 2020 July 27-28, 2020 August 15, 2020 August 15, 2020
Move-Out* June 24, 2020 July 28, 2020 August 15, 2020 August 15, 2020

Note: Applications will close early if max capacity has been reached for a session. Unpaid applications will not have secured spots.

*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 for more information. 


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, and from the Fall housing application. The JumpStart Program does not determine housing assignments. First and Second Summer students will be housed with other JumpStart students in the same residence halls.

August Intersession Housing. Students attending August Intersession will not be housed together. In many cases, students will be housed across campus. Additionally, building staff will be limited during this time. Students are encouraged to contact the Department of Student Housing with any issues or concerns.

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

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 15 7
OM Express Dollars $200 $100

Meals can be used at the Rebel Market. OM Express can be used in multiple locations across campus and some off-campus locations.
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

For more information on campus dining, dates and times, and nutrition information, visit Ole Miss Dining’s website at

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

Apply Now Members Area

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.

Oxford Life

JumpStart peer mentors 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 peer mentors.

Oxford offers students a variety of things to do and places to dine. For a complete list, go to

JumpStart Kickoff

JumpStart KickOff is a program orientation that is MANDATORY for JumpStart students. During KickOff, students will learn about program expectations, workshop schedules, meet their JumpStart peer mentor, 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.


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. Design Your Life workshops focus on personal development and goal setting required for successfully transitioning to college. These workshops are conducted by university staff and our JumpStart peer mentor.

JumpStart Peer Mentors

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

JumpStart Peer Mentors are student leaders specially trained to aid in the transition of our students into college life.

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

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. This list is not a guarantee of classes being offered during a particular summer session. JumpStart is not responsible for registering students for summer classes.

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

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

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

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

Developmental Studies

Students need an ACT score of 17 or SAT evidence-based reading and writing of 470 to place out of developmental reading or English. For math, students need an ACT math score of 19 or revised SAT math of 510 to place out of developmental math. 

Contact the Developmental Studies Office at for more info.

What Students are Saying

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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