Jump Start WWU

What is Jump Start WWU?

Jump Start WWU is a FREE early arrival program for first-year and transfer students who live both on- and off-campus. The program is designed to help students gain skills and knowledge that help to ease the transition to Western. At Jump Start WWU, meet other new students, WWU faculty and staff, and participate in fun and informative workshops that will help prepare you for college life.

Jump Start WWU Learning Objectives

  • Enhance, support and ease the transition into Western
  • Build community and a solid support network of peers and advisors in SOS
  • Develop a stronger understanding of how to navigate and be successful in college
2019 Jump Start Students


Jump Start WWU is a one-day program and happens the Friday before classes start for fall quarter. View the Jump Start WWU 2022 agenda here to see this year's Jump Start WWU program agenda.

Who is it for?

This program is by invitation only for our first-year and transfer SOS students.

Who can I contact if I have questions about this program?

If you have questions about Jump Start WWU or need assistance, please contact Susan LaFave at (360) 650-7443 or sos@wwu.edu.