Student Success and Retention

Students on campus tour
Orientation Student Staff
Students at Orientation
Students blowing bubbles
UNI Business Faculty Member with a student
Students playing game at Orientation
Student tour on campus
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Jump Start

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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