Important Announcement

The Office of Winter Term is working to adjust to the recent changes to the start of the spring semester.  Updates will be shared here and at studyaway.oberlin.edu shortly.  We appreciate your patience!

Room 124

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 education. 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 winter term office 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. Schedule your appointment.

If the available advising times don’t suit your schedule, send email to wterm@oberlin.edu and we will be glad to help you find a different appointment time.