January Term

COVID-19 Information

January Term 2021 will be held in a remote format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating students must have access to a computer and reliable internet service. Certain courses have additional technology requirements listed in their descriptions.

Explore. Accelerate.

January Term is a special three-week academic term 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 destinations such as Costa Rica, Berlin, Israel, Mexico, and Hawaii.

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

For information about registering for January Term, contact your academic advisor. For all other inquiries, contact:

Dr. Susan Larkin
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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January Term Dates

January 4-22, 2021

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2021 January Term Courses

Why take January Term?

Discounted Tuition

January Term is affordable! Full-time degree-seeking students may take up to 5 credits during January Term for much less than the traditional fall and spring semesters. View the Tuition & Fees webpage for the most up-to-date cost information.

Room and Board

For information about the cost of living on campus during January Term, view the Tuition & Fees webpage or contact the Office of Residence Life at 757.455.3295. Resident students whose classes involve substantial travel time away from campus may be eligible for pro-rated meal plans.