JumpStart NewsleUer July 2010
“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” -‐-‐-‐ Chinese Proverb Welcome to Gallaudet!
I will wait unLl the next newsleUer to share more. You can always email JumpStart@gallaudet.edu for any quesLons you may have.
You get a true “JumpStart” on your Gallaudet experience this summer being involved in Academic Success or the New
Have a great summer! Darian Burwell Director of Student Success
The program is designed for students like you who want to improve their signing skills or learning strategies in English and Math. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Gallaudet, Deaf Culture, and Washington, D.C.
Who will be here during JumpStart? We will have instructors, peer counselors, staﬀ, and a graduate intern. We are expecLng over 30 new signers and academic success students. We also have about 40 family members coming to the Family OrientaLon Program. I want to thank our graduate intern, Elicia Varnado for coming up with this idea for a newsleUer for you. She felt it was important that you have something to read before you arrive and when you come on July 19th, you will receive a weekly newsleUer with program news unLl August 25th.
Maria Waters Faculty Coordinator
Taye Akinola Program Coordinator/ Graphic Designer
Jimmy Gardner Program Assistant
Stephanie Johnson Program Assistant
Rachelle Se)ambrino Program Coordinator
Elicia Varnado Graduate Intern
We asked some of last year’s JumpStart students about their experience. Here is their advice to you: Richard Camacho New Signers Be paGent with yourself Learn with a good aKtude Make new friends The JumpStart program will help you prepare for the collegiate environment
Fernandes Contreas Academic Success JumpStart introduces you to Gallaudet’s diversity You will learn a lot
Ganna Turovets Academic Success Enjoy meeGng new people Learn about the history of Gallaudet University
Estrella Martinez New Signers As a new signer, this is a step ahead in your life if you are willing to learn Classes are enjoyable Be ready for the collegiate environment JumpStart helped me with the skills to be independent. You will learn not only ASL, but also about Gallaudet’s culture You will make new friends, of course!
Student OrientaLon Schedule Monday, July 19 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Academic Center (SAC) (MulLpurpose Room)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome Lunch for students and families (no charge) Welcome Presenta>on
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Residence Life Policy/Alcohol & Drug EducaLon Program
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Student Panel Sharing Students’ College Experience
3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Campus Tour GeEng to know the campus
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Breakfast Meet your Peer Counselors American Sign Language (ASL) Screening & English and Math Placement TesLng
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Lunch ASL TesLng & English and Math Placement TesLng
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Costa Rica Study Tour/ Point System
If arriving before July 19th, email JumpStart@gallaudet.edu. 4
Family OrientaLon Schedule Monday, July 19/Arrival Day 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ARRIVAL DAY and RegistraLon
Student Academic Center (MPR)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Welcome Lunch for students and families (no charge)
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
First Year Study Tour Costa Rica PresentaLon
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Program Overview, meet the faculty and staﬀ
Tuesday, July 20 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Academic Advising/Tutorial Services
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Oﬃce of Students with DisabiliLes
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Business Services (Meals, Safety)
11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Residence Life (Residence Halls)
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Accounts, Financial Aid
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Oﬃce of the Ombuds
1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hearing, Speech and Language Services
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Student Health Services
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wrap Up and EvaluaLons QuesLons/Need help? Maria Waters, First Year Experience Faculty Coordinator, SAC 1241 Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org or JumpStart@gallaudet.edu (202) 651-‐5802 (Voice)