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Student Success Center

Jump Start

Jump start your Falcon journey by signing up for one of our four programs that are designed to help students get ahead of the game! Move in early and enjoy a full week of activities on what’s it like to be a student here at UWRF. Each program has been uniquely designed, but all are catered to make you the most successful student you can be! Check out the different programs we have and sign up today! We look forward to meeting you in August!

Ability Services

This program is designed specifically for students who identify as having a disability. The Ability Services Jumpstart Program helps first-year students get connected to the disability community at UWRF. This occurs by connecting first-year students with peer mentors, current students, Ability Services Staff, and our Ability Services Champions. Participants will learn about how to use academic accommodations at the college level, navigate the transition process, and access college resources. Participants are also given the opportunity to engage with their fellow peers to learn more about disability identity, pride, and disability culture on the River Falls campus.

Aspire Program

The Aspire Program is for students of color, low-income, and/or first-generation students. Students who part take in Jump Start will get to arrive early onto campus and participate in a variety of events and activities. We will focus on transitioning to campus/college life while learning about the different resources and services that are available to you as a UWRF student. You will also get to connect with other new students while learning different skills that will assist you in your first year here! 

Student Support Services

The TRIO SSS Jump Start program is for first-year SSS scholars. SSS scholars will connect with SSS coaches and peer mentors, build community with other first year scholars, and learn how to navigate the UWRF campus and its resources. Scholars will learn about online campus programs including Canvas, eSIS, and Navigate along with campus departments to support success including Career Services, Tutoring, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, and many more. Throughout the week, social, academic, and cultural programming will engage and connect participants. 

My First Step

The My First Step section of the Jumpstart Program is designed for any first-year student who is looking to connect with other first-years, get partnered up with an upper-class peer mentor, and engage with our Faculty Champions. Participants will move in 1 week early, get to know their fellow participants, learn the ins and outs of life at UWRF, and explore the surrounding River Falls community that you will call home.


This program is for first-year students and new transfer students. 

No. Students who already have a housing contract with Residents Life will not need to pay extra.

Yes, first-year students and transfer students who plan to commute are welcome to participate in this program as well. 

*Housing will not be provided for commuting students for this week but temporary parking passes will.

Sign Up Today!

August 22 - August 27, 2021


Contact Us

Student Success Center
Phone: 715-425-3531
Fax: 715-425- 3277
226 Rodli Hall