News Collection

Winter Term

Oberlin provides a winter term each year to empower students to discover the value of self-directed education. Students may devise an individual project in collaboration with an Oberlin staff or faculty member, or participate in a group project that has been organized by Oberlin staff, faculty, or other students. These undertakings can happen on or off campus. The Office of Winter Term oversees these projects.

The central objective of this period is to continue the process of personal and academic discovery outside of the classroom.

Explore the on-campus experience

‘‘Diving into the Art World’’

June 20, 2019

This episode of An Oberlin Minute spotlights the Practicum in Museum Education winter term, which explores the Allen Memorial Art Museum and familiarizes students with museum education and gallery teaching.
Museum gallery. Illustration.

3D-Printing 101: If You Need It, Make It

February 21, 2019

Winter term is a monthlong opportunity for students to learn and experience new things. This year, Oberlin offered students a chance to try out something innovative: 3D-printing.
Students display and discuss their work with 3D-printing

EEG and the Cognitive Sciences

February 20, 2019

Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason.
Students working in EEG room.

Winter Term Registration Moves Online

October 20, 2017

Registration for winter term has moved entirely online. To support students in this transition, One|Stop drop-in hours will be available.
Peters Hall on a snowy day

Making an Imprint

March 2, 2017

Students experience the time-honored craft of letterpress printing in this intensive, hands-on winter term project.
On a wall behind the letterpress equipment, one of several posters reads, 'Abandon all pixels ye who enter here.'