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Jump Start Program

Jump Start is designed to introduce you to campus and expand the skills you’ll need as a first-year college student. You’ll engage in programs and activities that will help you adapt and thrive in your academic, social, and cultural life at Bloomsburg. You’ll receive focused support and guidance from faculty and staff who are committed to helping you succeed – both inside the classroom and in the University community. 

Jump Start Program Overview

Your selection for Jump Start means you’ll be invited to join the BU community early, for a sneak-peek at college life as well as special access to important resources and academic supports. You’ll learn some essential survival skills for your first year and beyond, including:

  • Preparing for first semester courses
  • Building college study habits
  • Managing your money
  • Utilizing campus safety measures
  • Meeting other students
  • Finding support for your college success
  • How your academic advisor supports your success in college
  • Where you can access Health and Wellness resources
  • How to find your people at BU, build new friendships and get involved
  • How to balance your classes and your personal time
  • Where campus buildings and resources are located
  • The Jump Start Program comes at no additional cost to you.
  • If you were admitted into the Jump Start Program, then successfully completing the program is required to continue at BU.
  • Jump Start is ten days, immediately followed by Welcome Week. As your fellow First Year Huskies begin moving to campus, you’ll participate in more activities with your first-year class, and Welcome Week activities shift into full gear.
  • You will have the same housing and roommate assignment from the beginning of the Jump Start Program through the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • The Jump Start Program event schedule will include programmatic sessions beginning in the morning and concluding in the afternoon, with evening activities strongly encouraged.
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Orientation 2018

New Student Orientation

At BU, your transition from high school to Husky isn't confined to a one-day orientation event. We've designed a summer-long immersive program that will help you, your family, and supporters, get ready to start your journey on the right 'paw'!

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Living On Campus?

Living on campus is more than just the setting of your college career - it marks the beginning of the next phase of your journey. And at Bloomsburg, you’ll live in comfort and flourish as a member of the Husky Family.

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Additional Resources

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Student Success and First-Year Experience: Jump Start