Student Success and Retention

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Mother and daughter at Orientation
Students on campus tour
Students playing game at Orientation
Students at Orientation
Student tour on campus
UNI Business Faculty Member with a student
Orientation Student Staff

Jump Start

Information for Jump Start 2018

Parking Map for Move in on August 12, 2018

Check in and Parking information 

For information regarding the programs schedule of events browse our brochure 

Please contact with questions!



Welcome, Panthers!


Jump Start is an extended orientation program designed to facilitate the successful transition of underrepresented students to the University of Northern Iowa. Students from ethnic and racial minority groups and students who have participated in TRIO programs (such as Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search) are mailed invitations to Jump Start, and other students are welcome to contact Bailey Jimmison in Student Success and Retention (319-273-2332) if they are interested in participating as well.



2017 Jump Start Staff


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