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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Junior University Multidisciplinary Program (JUMP) is a unique campus experience at Wilfrid Laurier University. The program is open to grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 students during the months of May and June and is designed to introduce students to university life.

JUMP is hands-on, educational, informative and fun!

COVID-19 Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, JUMP 2020 has been cancelled. We look forward to welcoming schools back to JUMP 2021. Registration will begin in October.

History of Jump

JUMP began in 1994 with six schools. Since then, JUMP has expanded to host over 25,000 students from a range of school boards.

Why should your school attend jump?

JUMP provides an opportunity for students to experience postsecondary education. Students develop a sense of independence and enhance organizational, critical thinking and team work skills. They gain exposure to a university campus and participate in challenging hands-on courses from multiple fields of study.

During this unique year-end trip, students form new friendships and make lasting memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

"A fabulous experience for teachers and students. Something for everyone - a fun and educational experience!"

-Teacher, Sunnyside Public School

Is there security on campus?

Safety and security are a priority at JUMP. The Special Constable Service department is open 24 hours a day and the residence building is locked at all times.

What should I do if my child requires some alternate accommodations?

JUMP is committed to providing inclusive services to all guests visiting the campus. Please contact the JUMP coordinator directly to discuss alternate arrangements.

What will my child eat if he/she has a food allergy?

Laurier Food Services is able to accommodate most dietary restrictions. Parents are asked to indicate any dietary information on the registration form. Please contact the JUMP coordinator directly to discuss special dietary needs.

Where should I park if I am attending the trip as a chaperone?

The teacher will provide parking permits prior to arriving on campus and additional passes will be available at the residence building. Parking during a full or mini JUMP is available in the residence parking lot (#31). If your school is participating in a day JUMP, parking is available in lot 3A (conference services white lot).

It is important to have a parking permit prior to parking on campus. Failure to park in designated lots and properly display parking permits may result in a ticket and/or tow. The JUMP office is not responsible for parking tickets.

Can participants bring cell phones or other electronics?

Schools will decide the policy on whether students can bring electronics to JUMP. JUMP is busy, interactive and fun, and there is limited time for other activities.

What should my child pack?

  • Backpack
  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Plastic bag to put wet bathing suit and towel in
  • Sleeping bag (pillows provided)
  • Toiletries
  • Umbrella
  • Money to purchase a souvenir from the Laurier Bookstore (optional)
  • Clothing/accessories in your team colour to wear to the cheer off (optional)

Don’t forget to check the weather before your trip and pack accordingly.

Where will the swimming activity take place and will there be lifeguard supervision?

Students have an opportunity to swim in Laurier’s Olympic-length pool.

Lifeguards are certified by the National Lifesaving Society and Laurier Aquatics, and meet all Ontario Pool Regulations. Prior to entering the pool, students complete a pool safety talk and a swim test. Students must pass the swim test in order to swim in the deep end.

Students who prefer not to swim are able to sit by the pool or on the pool observation deck.

Can you provide more information on the cheer off and dance activities?

Students registered for a mini JUMP or full JUMP participate in a cheer off and attend a dance. Classes practice their team cheer in preparation for the final cheer-off. Students enjoy a fun-filled dance with top 40 hits. JUMP staff participate in the dance and teach students some new dance moves.

These activities are student favourites - full of energy and team spirit!

Christine Sullivan, JUMP Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3958
F: 519.725.7574


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