Office of Winter Term

Exterior view of Carnegie Hall
Photo credit: Kevin G Reeves

Every January, Oberlin's four-week long Winter Term encourages and enables students to discover the value of self-directed learning. During Winter Term, students may choose to pursue projects that are directly linked to their field of study or explore opportunities unrelated to their major.

Students can participate in on- or off-campus intensive group projects offered by faculty and staff. Or, students may develop independent study or research projects, complete internships, or undertake rigorous personal development projects.

Advising Sessions

The Office of Winter Term wants to help you make the most of your winter term experience! Through one-on-one advising sessions, we can assist you in determining the project that best suits your interests and goals.

30-minute individual advising appointments are available. If the available advising times don’t suit your schedule, send email to and we will be glad to help you find a different appointment time.

Upcoming Office Events


6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Chalet in Mill Stream Run Reservation

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