Special Sessions

at the University of Delaware

Students: Does your graduation plan include
Summer and Winter Sessions?

Why invest in special sessions? 

Want to get ahead or catch up with your coursework? The University of Delaware has a long tradition of offering high-quality courses rooted in research-based knowledge throughout the year — including winter and summer sessions. 


Register now for Summer Session, either two five-week terms or a 10-week term, between UD’s spring and fall semesters. While Summer Session includes UD’s popular study abroad programs, this special session also offers many in-person, online and hybrid classes to help students meet their graduation goals.

Students on The Green on a summer day

Want to get ahead or caught up with your coursework? Here’s your chance.
Not a current UD student? No problem.


Take advantage of summer break and learn from top faculty at a R1 research institution.

Whether you are a current UD student, a pre-baccalaureate certificate student or a student from another college or university who needs transfer credits, UD has a Summer Session course for you! 

Many courses can be taken online — whether it’s studying in a dorm room or living room back home.

Get ahead

Explore a new subject

Work toward a double major

Add a certificate or a minor

Explore internships

Knock out a general ed or breadth requirement

Prepare for advanced courses

Catch up

Retake a course

Concentrate on a specific subject in a shorter period 

Network with faculty members

Enjoy smaller class sizes



Summer Session

Registration for UD’s Summer Session opens April 3, 2023. Classes begin on June 5, 2023 and take place during the two five-week sessions or the one 10-week session. Similar to Winter Session, Summer Session offers students the chance to get ahead or catch up, with condensed classes allowing students to earn credits quickly.


Courses aren’t the only thing offered during UD’s ten-week long session! 


Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and career guidance through the UD Career Center. Explore an internship or a  job shadowing program.  Applications for job shadowing programs open April 28 and close May 12

Summer Session also offers students the opportunity to participate in research through UD’s Undergraduate Research Program for current students, or the UD SOURCE (Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors) program for college students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Delaware.


Winter Session


More information about Winter Session will be available October 2023.

Gate in front of Pearson Hall covered in snow


  • Network with faculty
  • Network with fellow students
  • Work with career consultants at the UD Career Center
  • Go ice-skating or catch a club ice hockey game at UD’s ice arena
  • Cheer on the men’s and women's basketball teams (both of which went to the NCAA Tournament last year)
  • Enjoy the Hot Chocolate Festival!
  • Explore Newark’s Restaurant Week