JumpStart: University Preparedness Program

September 1 – 3, 2020

Students at JumpStart
What is it?

JumpStart is a 3-day summer program designed to help you start university on the right foot. Over the course of the program, you will discover some tips to adjust to the academic demands of university life, develop techniques for more effective study, and adapt to your new environment.

What will I learn?

After participating in JumpStart, you will understand the key elements of university success, know the resources you can turn to for your personal growth, and can put a plan into action for a balanced, healthy lifestyle at Glendon and beyond.

“Because of JumpStart, I know how to properly listen to lectures and take notes. It feels like I have already started university and I don’t feel as anxious about the first days of class.”

Specifically, this means that you will:

  • Learn how to master time management and priorities, learn how to take notes in a lecture.
  • Use online resources effectively.
  • Develop helpful strategies to learn languages.
  • Understand the value of academic integrity and learn how to avoid plagiarism.
  • Gain self-awareness.
  • Set goals for yourself.

“JumpStart is a great idea. It helped me to prepare for university. It’s informative and fun so you don’t feel the pressure of starting university.”

Peer mentoring

Over the course of your first year, you’ll be paired with an upper-year student mentor who will introduce you to campus life and to university-level expectations, recommend resources to help you, and share their experience.

Language Learning

Select sessions will be offered in both French and English and most of all other sessions offered bilingually. You can look forward to conversational and community building activities as well as additional resources and key terms in both languages to help to immerse yourself in Glendon’s bilingual environment.


This year Jumpstart will be offered for free to incoming students.



If you have any questions, please email Nadège Lefebvre: nlefebvre@glendon.yorku.ca.

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