Winter Session

Explore. Accelerate.

Winter Session is a special three-week academic term in January during which students concentrate their studies on one intensive course.  Students have the opportunity to take unique courses not offered during the regular semester, fulfill needed course requirements or participate in exciting study away courses to Costa Rica, Berlin, Israel, Mexico, or Hawaii.

How will you spend your winter break?! Explore and accelerate at VWU.

Why take Winter Session?

Discounted Tuition

Winter Session is affordable! Degree-seeking students who are full time in the fall and spring semesters may take up to 5 credits in Winter Session for $250. Students may not, however, exceed 38 credits across the academic year without incurring additional tuition charges. For study away courses students pay for their travel expenses. Competitive study away scholarships are available

Room and Board

The cost to live on campus during Winter Session is $424. Resident students whose classes involve substantial travel time away from campus will be eligible for pro-rated meal plans. For more details regarding meal plans and housing contact Office of Residence Life at 757.455.3295.

Winter Session Dates

January 3- January 25, 2018


For information on registering for Winter Session contact your academic advisor.  For all other inquiries regarding study during Winter Session contact:

Dr. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Summer and Winter Session
dgonsalvesjackson@vwu.edu