Students looking to attend San Diego Mesa College can get early access to the campus
and learn about the school’s programs and amenities during the annual Jumpstart on Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It is such a great opportunity for students who are interested in Mesa because when
they come to our campus they get a feel of what our community has to offer through
academic support and student services support,” said Victoria Miller, Dean of Student
Affairs. “There’s also the encouragement that we’re here as a community to really
help provide opportunities for academic success during their journey here at Mesa.”
During the day’s festivities, students will “get a feel for a day in the life of a
Mesa student” through workshops that highlight the campus’ academic and student support
resources, according to Miller.
Some of those workshops will provide information about financial aid and the school’s
prestigious Honors Program. There will also be tables set up where students will be
able to interact with current Peer Navigators, Student Ambassadors and the Associated
Students, and students from the dance department will be performing.
One of the highlights of Jumpstart is that students will have their names entered
in the opportunity drawing to win one of four $250 scholarships to be applied toward
enrollment fees during their first semester at Mesa College. Recipients have to be
graduating high school seniors or transferring Continuing Education students to enter,
and be present during the drawing of names to win.
Last year, more than 300 prospective students attended Jumpstart, during which there
were demonstrations of robotics and a volcano from the science department. Those planning
to attend this year’s event are encouraged to register for free online.
For more information about Jumpstart, contact Victoria Miller at email@example.com or (619) 388-2699.