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STEM Jumpstart Experience 2019

What is the CCEC Jumpstart Experience

The CCEC Jumpstart Experience is a six-day program that will introduce you to a cohort of other UNF engineering and computing students, allow you to become comfortable on our campus, and introduce you to faculty who will be available to mentor you throughout your years at UNF. It is designed as an intensive review and preparation for the mathematics classes that you will take this fall. It will also include lab activities designed around your major in the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (CCEC). These will include hands-on engineering lab projects and introductory computer programming labs taught by UNF faculty. It will be a fun and productive week!

Program Schedule

The CCEC Jumpstart Experience program will run from August 9th through August 14th. UNF Fall Term starts Monday August 19.


Check-in will be between 2:00 to 2:45 on Friday August 9th at Osprey Crossings R Atrium (Residence Hall lobby). This is not the same as the housing check-in, which is separate, see the housing information page.

Typical Daily Schedule:

  • 9:00-11:30 math instruction
  • 11:30-1pm Lunch! (provided) 
  • 1:00-2:30 lab activities by major
  • 2:30-4:30 homework in math emporium
  • 4:30-6:00 free time.
  • 6:00-7:30 Dinner! (provided)
  • 8:00-10:00 social activities with Housing/Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I eligible for the CCEC Jumpstart Experience?


The program is designed for incoming first year students planning to major in either Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Science/Systems/Technology. It is specifically geared for those students who will take either Pre-Calculus or Calculus I in the fall semester. The program will be limited to the first 40 students who register through this web site. Reservation must be received by July 15 to guarantee your place. If you have questions about the program or wish to be placed on a waiting list should the program be full, please contact the coordinator, Dr. Paul Eason at

I believe I will place in Calculus - Should I take the program?

Many students come to UNF anticipating that they will begin by taking Calculus. However, at UNF we determine your level of math preparation via your UNF math placement taken at orientation and any college math credit you may have earned while in high school. History shows that only approximately 25-30% of the incoming student class, in any given year actually place into Calculus I. Students who, based on their math placement scores, must first take a course before Calculus I, may take longer to graduate in some programs. A primary goal of this program is to review the essential math skills such as algebra and trigonometry that will be crucial to success in these fields. We have found that many students struggle in college-level calculus classes because of issues with algebra and trigonometry.


If you have not completed college math credit placing you into Calculus or if you will be taking Calculus I at UNF, we believe you could benefit from the Jumpstart Experience. If you are not certain of your math placement, contact one of the freshman academic advisors at 904-620-1012 and they can inform you of which math course you would place into based on your UNF Math Placement scores. In addition, the UNF Orientation Office has a math placement score chart on their website, see


The Jumpstart program is available to incoming students who will begin at UNF in either the summer or fall terms. In addition to the mathematics component of the program, the Jumpstart will also include hands-on lab experiences for engineering majors and hands-on programming and computer-based projects for computing majors. These experiences are designed to expose students to their prospective majors and enable students to interact with one another and UNF faculty.

Can I live on-campus during the program? Can I commute to the program?

Yes! You may commute or live on-campus.


Staying at UNF is not required for this program. However, if you live too far away to commute to the daily activities, we have made arrangements for students to live on campus during the program, provided you will be staying in the residence hall during the fall term and have completed your housing contract for the fall. The cost of room and board will run between $175 to $200 for the one week period (tentative cost, actual cost determined by UNF Housing), in addition to meal costs, some of which must be paid by the student on a meal by meal basis (see details on the link below). If you wish to stay in the residence hall during the program, you must indicate this on the registration form.


Tuition for the program is $250, in addition to a housing fee if you choose to live on campus. Some meals will be provided (see dining link below). Funds are available for at least four students to receive a scholarship for tuition. Please indicate on your registration form if you wish to be considered for a scholarship. Awards of scholarship will be based on demonstrated financial need and will be made in consultation with UNF Financial Aid Office. You will be notified asap if you will be awarded a scholarship so that decisions can be made accordingly.


Registration and details for upcoming events will be posted here.  Any questions regarding the Jumpstart program can be directed to Dr. Paul Eason or Mrs. Melody Nauta.