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Allan Fanjoy
The University of Delaware has a two-semester academic calendar, but offers two "Special Sessions" each year as well. The Summer Sessions and the Winter Session are both optional terms - they are not required for the completion of any undergraduate degree. They do, however, offer an uncommon degree of flexibility for matriculated, visiting, and Continuing Education students to get the courses they want on the schedule they want. Most of the courses meet on the Newark campus, but there are a number of programs that involve travel abroad and within the U.S. as well.

Participation in the Summer and Winter Sessions neither requires nor implies admission to the University of Delaware. Anyone who wishes to take courses in these terms is most welcome to do so.

Winter Session is a term spanning approximately 5-weeks between the Fall and Spring semesters. It begins two weeks after the end of Fall exams, and will run Jan. 6 - Feb. 8, 2014. Registration for Winter begins October 28. The complete Registration Booklet for Winter-2014 is now available on-campus, at the offices of each College and Continuing Studies, and online

The Summer is comprised of two sessions. The First Session of Summer 2014 will begin June 9 and the Second Session begins July 14. Most classes meet daily for 5-weeks. There are also a number of First Session classes that meet for 7½ -weeks. The typical schedule for those 7½ week classes is to meet two evenings per week.

Preliminary information about Summer-2014 will be online by the end of January. The summer registration booklet will be complete in March, and registration will begin April 7. Meanwhile, the complete details of Summer-2013 are still online and would be representative of the upcoming summer session.