Other Study Opportunities

January Intersession

The January intersession begins at the end of the winter holiday vacation and extends through the month of January. Students can gain academic or work experience or earn academic credit during this period in the following ways:
  • Independent study project A reading, research, or creative project for academic credit. The project must be planned with a faculty member and approved by the Executive Committee by the end of the fall semester.
  • Work project or internship Paid or volunteer employment or an internship at a newspaper or in a hospital, law office, theater, museum, or other institution. Although work, on or off campus, does not usually carry academic credit, students who think a particular work experience or internship is worthy of academic credit may apply for it or for transcript recognition.
  • Enrollment in a midyear course at another college or university Many colleges and universities with a one-month January intersession offer courses for credit that are open to students from other institutions.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Saturday, December 20, 2014 – Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Intersession

Friday, January 2, 2015

Final Grades and Criteria Sheets Due

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First-Year Students Return for Citizen Science Program

Sunday, January 4, 2015 – Thursday, January 22, 2015

Citizen Science Program