The Jacket LINK Program Application for 2024 - 2025

Dear BW Yellow Jacket,

We are glad you have chosen to attend Baldwin Wallace University! You will surely experience great intellectual and personal development while pursuing your undergraduate degree.

BW offers many opportunities for academic enrichment and personal growth. One of the many programs created for your academic excellence as a first-year student is the Jacket LINK (JL) Program.

JL is a year-long mentoring program that begins with a 3-day programming intensive from August 19-21, continues throughout the academic year, and ends at the close of the spring 2025 semester. JL will challenge you, and participating in it will give you more confidence, provide knowledge about the campus, and help you feel at home at BW. Below, you will find a few more reasons why participating in the program can be rewarding.


L- Leadership

  • Receive textbook vouchers to be used toward the cost of textbooks or school supplies purchased in the BW Bookstore
  • Receive assistance in the preparation and procedures for applying for BW campus student employment


  • From September – May, JL participants will engage in social/cultural events on and off campus
  • Each JL participant is partnered with a current BW student to serve as a peer mentor during the academic year
  • Make social connections with diverse groups of students who share a common focus

N- Networking

  • Meet faculty, staff, and peer mentors before classes begin
  • Develop a sense of community and belonging early
  • Have a shared learning experience inside and outside of the classroom.


  • Move-in/commute early and get acquainted with the campus (Monday, August 19, before the Week of Welcome)
  • Gain an edge over other incoming freshman with early access and exposure to campus life and resources
  • Receive individualized academic support throughout the first year

If you are interested in applying to the Jacket LINK program, please complete the application below by the priority deadline, Friday, May 31st, 2024, at 11:30 p.m.

Don't hesitate to contact the Center for Inclusion to learn more about Jacket LINK! Courtney Robinson, Associate Director, Center for Inclusion, (440) 826-2055

From the below list, please select your enrolment status for Fall 2024 *
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Have you registered for orientation? *
Do you plan on participating in other programs? Select as many as apply below or use the textbox to type in additional programs not listed here: *
Will you attend BW as a commuter? Please note commuters are allowed to participate in JL. *