Wintersession

Unleash your curiosity during Wintersession and try something new! Wintersession programs provide an easy way to find your next hobby or build a professional skill.

 

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Wintersession 2021

Due to current public health guidelines, Wintersession 2021 will not be held in person this year, but will be virtual. 

Wintersession, the last week of Winter Recess, is typically a time when students return to campus early to participate in programs that encourage personal reflection, intellectual curiosity, social interaction, and wellness. This year, these same opportunities for students to engage and learn will be provided virtually.

The Office of Student Engagement partners with Harvard College Recognized Student Organizations to offer engaging programs to undergraduate students during Wintersession. Student Organizations can apply for funding and submit their programs to be included in the Calendar of Wintersession programs using the Wintersession Program Submission Form.

Our Wintersession 2021 programs will take place between Sunday, January 10th and Sunday, January 24th.

Programs


Wintersession programs are:

  • Optional
  • Not offered for credit
  • Mostly free of charge (a few include small fees)

We are now accepting Wintersession program submissions and funding applications from Harvard College Recognized Student Organizations! Please visit the Program Submission Guidelines page for more information about the program submission process.

Please note that the Office of Student Engagement only oversees and provides funding for Wintersession programs hosted by Undergraduate Student Organizations. Many offices and departments across the Harvard community offer a variety of programs throughout Wintersession. Their programs will also be listed on the Wintersession Calendar, once available.  

If you have questions about specific programs not overseen by our office, please contact the program organizer or hosting office directly.

The Wintersession Calendar of Events is now Live. New events are added frequently so be sure to check back as new programs get added.

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Questions? View frequently asked questions about Wintersession, or contact Brittany Mitzner, Coordinator for Student and Family Engagement.

Wintersession 2021

Wintersession Resources

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Harvard College App

Download the Harvard College app (iOS | Android) for the latest Wintersession information.

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Dining Information

During Wintersession you may dine in any open House. Visit the HUDS website to see opening and closing information.

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Recreation

View hours and available locations on the Harvard Recreation calendar.

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Shuttle Services

View shuttle schedules for Wintersession.

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Housing

Students planning to return to campus during any portion of Winter Recess before Wintersession begins, must apply for Winter Recess housing. If you will be on campus for Wintersession only, then you do not need to apply for Winter Recess Housing.

About Winter Recess Housing

 

Submit a Wintersession Program

Wintersession, the last week of Winter Recess, is a time when students return to campus early to participate in programs that encourage personal reflection, intellectual curiosity, social interaction, and wellness.

Program Submission Guidelines

Wintersession Staff