Jump Start

DATES:  August 10-12, 2022
COST:  FREE

Ball State University is excited to introduce Jump Start, a new first year transition program for incoming students enrolled in the Teachers College, the College of Communication, Information, and Media, and the College of Sciences and Humanities. During this first year of Jump Start, the program is only being offered by these three colleges.

Jump Start participants will move directly into their assigned residence hall room, engage with faculty in the college, meet other first year students in small cohort groups, and become familiar with campus.

Each college has planned a truly unique experience for their students, focusing on aspects of their study that will help the students to be better prepared to successfully start their first year at Ball State.

Frequently Asked Questions

The College of Communication, Information and Media (CCIM) Jump Start program helps communication studies, computer technology, journalism, strategic communication, and media majors establish early relationships with faculty and classmates, learn about CCIM student engagement opportunities, and explore the abundance of career paths available in a media-communications focused field. Participants in CCIM Jump Start will engage with college alumni, participate in critical thinking and problem-solving exercises, and visit a variety of companies and businesses specializing in internal and external audience communication, journalism and media.

Complete the Interest Form at the link below and a staff member from CCIM will contact you if you have been accepted into the Jump Start program.

COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM

If you have questions about the CCIM Jump Start Program, please email CCIM or call the Journalism Workshop Office at 765-285-8900.

To do well in college, you need three things: friends to support you, talented and caring teachers to take you under their wing, and good daily habits. We’ve designed a free, three-day experienced geared to help you develop all these things. It’s called Jump Start, and it’s free! 

We’ll start with a visit to our nationally celebrated Charles W. Brown Planetarium. Over the next two days, you’ll bond with other students over ice cream and in two days of intensive practice in thinking and working like a successful college student. You will attend five classes on the shared theme of “Contagion,” as viewed from five different academic perspectives (Biology, Philosophy, Psychology, Climatology, and Sociology) and taught by five celebrated teachers in our college. The classes will ask you to exercise the skills of questioning, comprehension, analysis, communication, and problem-solving that underlie all learning. You’ll work closely with your teachers and your peers. And you will leave with insights into how you learn and with hands-on experience of specific learning strategies. 

Complete the Interest Form at the link below and a staff member from the College of Sciences & Humanities will contact you if you have been accepted into the Jump Start program.

COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM

If you have questions about the College of Sciences and Humanities Jump Start program, please email Patrick Collier.

 

Teachers College Jump Start program provides participants with the opportunity to learn about their major, the city of Muncie, Muncie Community Schools, and the campus community. You'll find new friends in your major and get to know campus and the Muncie Community in a fun and exciting way. This opportunity is open to all majors in Teachers College, and we highly encourage first generation college students to apply!

Complete the Interest Form at the link below and a staff member from the Teachers College will contact you if you have been accepted into the Jump Start program.

COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM

If you have questions about the Teachers College Jump Start program, please email Katie Crews.