"I have a better idea of how to succeed in University when it comes to managing my time, note taking and writing, which were things I struggled with in High School."

- former JumpStart participant

What is JumpStart?

JumpStart Your Learning is designed to help you build university learning skills and gives you a chance to attend, participate, ask questions and socialize in a university setting ahead of the start of classes.

Future dates

Aug. 16-19, 2023

High school students

University readiness workshops

Not sure if university is for you? A little worried about your next academic step? We got you!

What we cover

  • University learning expectations
  • Key skills for success in university
  • Difference between a high school classroom and a university classroom

What you'll take away

  • Feel confident about university
  • Feel confident with new challenges
  • Be familiar with academic supports

Recorded sessions

Or attend a new one

Throughout the fall term we offer many workshops, both on the same topics covered in JumpStart and more. Visit our workshop registration page for full listings.

Link to workshops page

Resources for new students

Self-guided modules to help you understand what it means to be a university learner in first year and beyond.

Self-guided modules to help you learn about the ethical policies of academia and understand why it is important to conduct yourself with honesty and integrity.

Self-guided modules to help you know what it takes to be a successful online learner.

Webpage that features essential academic supports and services for first year students.

Need to order text books? Visit the Shop USask page. Click here for FAQ

Student testimonials

In 2021 we asked participants what they found most useful about JumpStart

"I found the managing your time in university session ​ in particular to be quite helpful, as it presented some ​ information, tips, and strategies that I had not yet ​read anywhere else, which seemed as though they ​ would be very effective."

"The Professor Panel was amazing to be ​a part of. I learned a lot from all of the workshops attended."

"Amazing and Passionate presenters!​"

"Learning different strategies for note taking and studying and ​ that it's ok, and even preferred, to use different strategies ​ for different classes."

"Learning how to write based on the ​ different disciplines."

"When they mention that there are always resources available ​ to provide help for students who need support and show how ​ to access them."