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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 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. 4 - Feb. 6, 2016. Registration for Winter begins November 2. Preliminary information about Winter-2016, is online now. More details will be added until the Registration Booklet for the upcoming Winter will be complete and available both online and in printed form by the start of the Fall semester. Meanwhile, the complete details of last Winter (2015) are also still online and would be representative of the upcoming Winter session.

The Summer is comprised of two sessions. The First Session of Summer 2015 began June 8 and the Second Session begins July 13. 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.

Complete details about summer courses and registration are online now, and are available in print at the Student Services Building, at the Visitor Center, all College advisement offices and at Associate of Arts program sites in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown. Registration began April 6 and continues through the start of each class.