Winter Term

Winter Term 2018 Chronology

Friday, December 1 at 4:30pm Registrar's Winter Term Project registration deadline
Saturday, December 2 Online Winter Term Housing Registration Form opens 
Monday, December 18 at 9:00am

College Residences close for ALL students. This includes students in Village Housing.  

Tuesday, January 2 at 12:00pm Residence Halls and Village Housing open for Winter Term registered students 
Wednesday, January 3, Dinner Stevenson Dining Hall opens (at additional cost, see below) https://dining.oberlin.edu/xcds/hours/special.php?id=65 
Wednesday, January 31 at 9:00am Students not enrolled in Spring 2018 must vacate their housing
Saturday, February 3 at 9:00am  Residence Halls open for returning students

Winter Term 2018 - Important Information 

Students may live in their college housing during the Winter Term period from Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, February 2nd provided they are on-campus for one of the following reasons:

  1. Registered (with the registrar) for on-campus Winter Term project
  2. An athlete whose team meets during Winter Term 
  3. Completing research with a department 
  4. Working for an office or department**
  5. Doing intensive practicing with the Conservatory** 

** Must be enrolled on-campus (not London) for both Fall and Spring semesters in order to be on-campus during Winter Term 

If a student does not fit into one of these categories, they should email resed@oberlin.edu to ask for special arrangements to be made. 

ALL students who wish to be on-campus during Winter Term MUST REGISTER using the online Winter Term Housing Registration Form, regardless of whether they are being sponsored by a department. 

  • Students can register anytime up until one business day (24 hours) before their anticipated arrival date. 

The OFFICIAL RETURN DATE is Saturday, February 3rd, Students arriving on this date or after do not need to fill out the form. 

The campus is shut down during WINTER SHUTDOWN (9:00 am Monday, December 18 - 12:00 pm Tuesday, January 2). This includes all of Village Housing.  

Students who are ON LEAVE or STUDYING AWAY (including the London Program) during Fall or Spring must be registered for an on-campus Winter Term project, doing athletics, or doing research with a department in order to be on-campus. (For those students, being hired by a department or doing Conservatory practicing does not grant them permission to stay.)

  • Students going on leave in the Spring must vacate housing by Wednesday, January 30 at 9:00 am 

DINING is open in Stevenson Hall during Winter Term (beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017), but is not included on the semester meal plan. More information can be found at http://oberlin.edu/cds/mealplans/winterterm.html 

Stevenson Dining Hall hours found here: https://dining.oberlin.edu/xcds/hours/special.php?id=65   


Information regarding Winter Term for Continuing/Returning Students:

Housing/Dining/ID Card Activation

The "Central Check-In" is held at Stevenson-Griswold, Residential Education & Dining Services Office, weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. New students and students returning from leave should report to the Central Check-In location for room keys and information about how to complete Room Condition Reports.

Students who are registered for an on-campus Winter Term Project and need their ID Card activated should complete the Winter Term Housing Registration form.

  • If you plan to arrive on January 2nd you need to be registered by 12:00pm, January 1, 2018.

All college housing opens at 12 noon on the day prior to the official beginning of winter term. For 2018 this will be January 2nd at 12:00 p.m.

Students enrolled for an on-campus Winter Term project but not enrolled for Spring Semester must vacate college housing by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Students not enrolled for Spring Semester, who are also are not enrolled for an on-campus Winter Term Project and/or who are not an NCAA athlete must vacate college housing by the closing deadline for Fall semester (Monday December 18, 2017 at 9:00am).

For exact dates please visit Winter Term Dates.