Jump Start

Jumpstart 2013

Jump Start (August 29-31, 2013)  is Maranatha’s exciting, fast-paced version of college freshman orientation. Yes, there is plenty of paperwork to deal with, but there’s also plenty of fun!

Friday is a big day in every freshman’s life–the day new students move into their residence hall. Students and their parents will also finalize class registration and financial arrangements, complete any remaining forms, audition for music groups, attend orientation seminars and academic department meetings, and have some fun in the gym when it’s all over. College personnel will be available all day to answer your questions; look for the friendly folks wearing blue Maranatha polo shirts.

Download photos from Jump Start 2012

Saturday’s activities are also part of Alumni Weekend. Watch your Crusaders in action for the first time against alumni squads, enjoy competition among cadets during ROTC orientation, and attend another new student seminar. College offices will be open from 9 a.m. to noon to handle any lingering questions.

Sunday includes morning and evening worship services sandwiched around a cookout at beautiful Harnischfeger Park. Lots of games, competitions, and activities are planned; find out who’s best in the freshman class at miniature golf!

Monday’s schedule includes freshman academic placement testing and a final orientation seminar, and ends on a spiritual high note with the first night of Fall Revival Meetings with evangelist Brent Sivnksty.


Jump Start Schedule


8:00 AM to 12:45 PMWelcome Packet Pick-up (all new students start in the gym)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PMResidence halls open
8:00 AMID card photos, Library
10:30 AMOffice Management & Office Technology keyboarding test, DC 113
11:00 AM - 12:45 PMLunch, Dining Complex
1:00 PM - 2:15 PMGeneral Session, Gymnasium
2:15 PM - 3:00 PMAcademic department meetings, various
3:00 PM - 6:00 PMMusic Auditions
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMSupper, Dining Complex
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMNew Student Activity


8:15 - 9:45 AMBreakfast for new students and parents, Dining Complex
9:00 AMPick up ID card, Welcome Center
9:00 AMAlumni women'’s soccer scrimmage
10:00 AMVolleyball intrasquad scrimmage
10:00 AMArmy ROTC orientation, DC 116
11:00 AMAlumni men’'s soccer scrimmage
11:00 AM -1:00 PMLunch for new students, Dining Complex
2:00 PMAlumni football scrimmage
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSupper for new students, Dining Complex
6:00 PM - 9:30 PMNew Student Seminar, Session 2, Gymnasium


7:45 - 8:15 AMContinental breakfast for new students, Dining Complex
9:00 AM - NoonSunday School and Sunday Morning services at local churches
11:45 AM - 1 PMDinner for new students, Dining Complex
2:00 - 5:30 PMActivity and cookout, Harnischfeger Park
5:30 - 6:30 PMCalvary Baptist Church service, Harnischfeger Park


7:00 - 9:00 AMRegular meal plans begins with breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 AMFreshmen testing (men), DC 115, 116, 121, 122
9:00 - 11:30 AMNew Student Seminar, Session 3 (women), DC 102
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLunch, Dining Complex
1:00 - 3:30 PMFreshmen testing (women), DC 115, 116, 121, 122
1:00 - 3:30 PMNew Student Seminar, Session 3 (men), DC 102
4:00 - 6:30 PMSupper, Dining Complex
7:00 PMRevival meeting, Gymnasium