July 15-August 9, 2013
Get to know your campus! Hit the ground running - Earn four credits this summer.
Registration opens November 1, 2012
A specially designed, unique learning experience reserved exclusively for incoming freshmen students beginning their college career at the UW-La Crosse.
Begin college during the summer, when the campus is more relaxed. Enrolling in JumpStart facilitates your transition into the first year by getting a “jump start” on your college course work and graduation requirements by earning four credits! By the beginning of the fall semester, you will have become acquainted with the UW-L campus and the surrounding area, become familiar with University expectations, made new friends, gained confidence in meeting and speaking with professors, and become part of a close-knit group of incoming students. Join us in the summer as you build your foundation for the next four years!
This unique program takes place during a six-week session or four-week session depending on the cohort you choose. It combines popular and required courses with mentoring and group activities that will give you a “jump start” on your academic career.
JumpStart provides incoming freshmen the opportunity to begin their college career at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse by way of a learning cohort. JumpStart students take two courses together in groups of 25 that are reserved exclusively for first-year students, live together in the same residence hall, and have an upper class student mentor to guide them through their initial college experience. This specially designed, unique learning opportunity is offered only during the summer and only to first year undergraduates admitted to UW-La Crosse.
Session II (4 weeks): July 15-August 9, 2013
- Each cohort is limited to 25 students which
allows for greater interaction with faculty and
students. Your instructors are enthusiastic
faculty members with a strong record of teaching
at UW-L. They are professionals in their field
of study and want to assure the success of
first-year students and their transition to
- Numerous opportunities to interact in small
groups with faculty members in the classroom and
- Make new friends!
JumpStart students live in the same
residence hall and form friendships that last
through their entire college experience.
- Get to know the campus and its support services to ensure success during the academic year. These include the library, tutoring center, career services, academic advising, wellness programs, student health, student government, and the Recreation Eagle Center.
- Enjoy the summer in the beautiful La Crosse area. With an abundance of natural beauty, woods, water and wildlife, La Crosse offers much in the way of recreation – golfing, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking or swimming.
"A very fun program and it really helped me adjust to life here on campus."