Office of Winter Term

Funding, Housing, and Meals

All students have the opportunity to apply for need-based funding from the Office of Winter Term when registering for a project.

A student practices aikido
Students learn basic aikido techniques in Hales Gymnasium.
Photo credit: Marissa Camino

Since funding is limited, students should create a detailed budget of their expenses to determine if funding is needed.  Additional funds are available through various offices and academic departments on campus.  Be sure to check with the coordinating office for the most up to date details.

This budget template can help you determine the costs of participating in an individual winter-term project.  Download the Excel spreadsheet and enter your program costs and external funding.  The spreadsheet will autocalculate your total project costs.  

Individual project budget template 

Office of Winter Term funding may be used to cover materials and supplies needed to complete project work. For off-campus projects, funds may also be used to assist with the costs of transportation, housing, or meals.  

Students applying to on- and off-campus group projects that have a student fee may apply for funds to assist with that fee. 


On-Campus Projects:

For students who live in Residential Education housing and are enrolled in a Campus Dining Services meal plan during the fall and/or spring semester, there are no additional fees for living and dining on campus during Winter Term.

Students must complete the Winter Term Housing Form, available on the Office of Residential Education webpage, by noon on Friday December 10th. 

Off-Campus Projects:

For off-campus projects, Oberlin alumni sometimes host students over Winter Term.  Email to inquire about these opportunities.  The Career Development Center also has resources for identifying housing options.