All new students are invited and encouraged to participate in our Summer Fling program for two days in late June or early July. Our Orientation leadership team and first-year Resident Assistants facilitate this overnight program.

You can meet your future classmates, and many students use this time to select a roommate. During Summer Fling we host activities on campus including ghost tours and sand volleyball, then venture to Kansas City for Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and Dave & Buster’s.

Questions? Please contact Mary Dickerson at or call us at 816-415-5963.

2017 Summer Fling Schedule
Registration deadline June 25:

Wednesday, June 28
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Arrival time/check-in & lunch
12:45 p.m.: Activities with your Mentor
2:30 p.m.:  Dave & Buster’s, Legends (Kansas City, Kan.)
9:00 p.m.: Optional: Sand Volleyball/Ghost Tour, etc.

Thursday, June 29
8:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast, Greene Dining Hall
9:25 a.m. : Option 1: Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun; Option 2: Nelson-Atkins Museum/The Plaza
4:30 p.m.: Check-out time

Comments from 2016 Summer Fling Participants
> “Amazing! I had a blast and am happy that I made all of these new friends.”
> “So great! Amazing way to feel at home @Jewell.”
> “Great opportunity to meet classmates and pick a roommate. I’m glad I came. It will make move-in day less awkward.”
> “I enjoyed the program. It was a great way to meet new people.”
> “I had a blast!”
> “I’m excited for the fall after this!”
> “On the way to Summer Fling, this was the last place I wanted to be, but I’m so glad I came! I loved meeting my future classmates and am now excited for the upcoming school year.”