Limited, need-based funding is available from the Office of Winter Term. Students have the opportunity to apply for this competitive, need-based funding when registering for their project in the fall.
Office of Winter Term funding may be used to cover materials and supplies needed to complete project work. For off-campus individual projects, funds may also be used to assist with the costs of transportation, housing, or meals.
Students applying to group projects that have a student fee may apply for funds to assist with that cost. Additional funds are available through other on-campus administrative and program offices and academic departments.
This budget template can help students determine the costs of participating in an individual Winter Term project. Download the Excel spreadsheet and enter project costs and funding sources, and the spreadsheet will autocalculate estimated project costs.
On-Campus Group and Individual Projects
For students who live in Residential Education housing during the fall and/or spring semester, there are no additional fees for living on campus during Winter Term.
But, students must complete the Winter Term Housing Form, available on the Office of Residential Education webpage.
Off-Campus Individual Projects
For off-campus projects, Oberlin alumni sometimes host students over Winter Term. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about these opportunities. The Career Development Center also has resources for identifying housing options.
For students who are enrolled in a Campus Dining Services meal plan during the fall and/or spring semester, there are no additional fees for dining on campus during Winter Term. Students will have three swipes per day during Winter Term.
Students who are not enrolled in a Campus Dining Services meal plan during the fall and/or spring semester may purchase a three-swipes-per-day meal plan for $17.50 per day.
Winter Term Dining Locations and Hours
|Stevenson||Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
|Lord-Saunders||Sunday–Thursday, 5–7:30 p.m.|
|Clarity||Sunday–Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5–8 p.m.|
|Talcott||Sunday–Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.|
Monday–Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
|Umami||Monday–Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 2–8 p.m.
|Azariah’s||Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Sky Bar||Closed January 22 through February 17|
|Biggs||Closed January 22 through February 17|
|Rathskeller||Closed January 22 through February 17|
- Winter Term hours effective January 23 except for the DeCafé (January 22).
- Normal hours for all locations resume February 21 (most locations open at night on February 20).