Apr 20, 2024  
[PRELIMINARY] Course Catalog 2024-2025 
    
[PRELIMINARY] Course Catalog 2024-2025

Winter Term


Every January, Oberlin’s four-week long Winter Term provides students with immersive learning experiences outside the structure of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to join a group project that has been organized by Oberlin faculty or staff, or to devise their own individual project in collaboration with a member of Oberlin’s faculty or staff. Projects are meant to have an emphasis on experimentation and creativity, intellectual independence, and personal responsibility. These projects can either be a continuation of students’ academic study, or they can supplement interests or fields not typically accessed through the academic year curriculum. Projects extend across a wide range of possibilities, such as research, intensive language classes, internships, artistic work, entrepreneurship, community engagement, and personal development.

Students may choose to participate in group projects and internships on campus, across the United States, and abroad. Individual projects are generally completed on campus, but students may request approval to pursue site-specific projects off campus as well. Some of the benefits of remaining on campus during Winter Term are the on-campus project resources and the vibrant community that Oberlin offers. Concerts, theatrical productions, films, lectures, forums, and a full calendar of social events make Winter Term on campus a truly special part of the academic year. Students who are interested in pursuing an individual project should start their project planning with the Winter Term Office in mid-September.