Funding, Housing, and Meals
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 travel or materials fees may apply for funds to assist with those costs.
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, all students who wish to remain on campus during Winter Term must complete the Res Ed Winter Term Housing Form by Friday, December 16.
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 $20.00 per day.
Winter Term 2023 Dining Locations and Hours
Starting Jan. 2 for dinner service 5pm - 7pm
|DeCafé & Umami||
Starting Jan. 3
Starting Jan. 9
- Normal hours for all campus dining locations resume January 30, with most locations open beginning on January 29. See the Res Ed dining page for more details.
FIGs Grants - The Flint Initiative Grants (FIGs) provide innovative, motivated, and prepared conservatory, Musical Studies, and double-degree students at Oberlin the opportunity to develop imaginative, artistic projects to be implemented during the winter term. Individual or group projects will be awarded grants up to $4,000.
XARTS Fund - The XARTS Fund supports the development and execution of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, artistic projects to be implemented during winter term and summer by students in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. Individual or group projects that demonstrate creative and focused cross-disciplinary endeavors will be awarded grants of up to $4,000.
Grindlay Fund - The Graham Grindlay '00 Endowed Memorial Music & Computer Science Innovation Fund supports the development and execution of projects that bring together music and sound with computer science or technological innovation to be implemented during winter term or summer. The fund is open to students in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. Individual or group projects that demonstrate creativity and innovative approaches to their field will be awarded grants of up to $2,000.
Shansi In-Asia Grant -
Bonner Center Mini-Grants - The Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research offers mini-grants of up to $200 to support projects with a community service focus.
Some academic departments have funding available to support student projects during winter term. Below is a non-exhaustive list of these opportunities. Contact the department for more information.
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies