The Office of Winter Term oversees the process, services and resources related to winter term projects. Other campus departments and offices are able to offer resources and support students pursing winter-term projects.

  • Catalog: Most academic departments list the winter-term interests of their faculty members.
  • Career Development Center can help students identify and obtain career-related internships during winter term. Many internships are offered by alumni and parents. Students are encouraged to search for available internship opportunities in their Handshake account.  If students need help in identifying the interests they want to explore in a winter-term project, they can schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor. Make an appointment through your Handshake .
  • Bonner Center for Service and Learning offers a clearinghouse of opportunities for students interested in Oberlin community service projects during winter term. Some examples are Grant Writing for Grassroots Organizations and Building with Habitat for Humanity. Individual projects are supported by a series of workshops conducted by Bonner Center staff.
  • International Winter Term Projects are coordinated by Michael Rainaldi, assistant director of Programs for International Study, who can assist with planning and implementing international winter-term group projects for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Academic Advising Resource Center staff can answer questions about registering for Winter Term or making changes to Winter Term registration.

Rochelle Travis is the liaison for the Winter Term Committee, which sponsors a Winter Term Fair each year and provides limited funding for group and individual projects. Members of the Winter Term Committee are available to advise students, faculty, and staff about policies and opportunities.

However, only the Academic Advising Resource Center or associate dean of the conservatory may grant students exceptions to the requirements for winter term.