Winter and Summer

at the University of Delaware

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

Why invest in Winter and Summer 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 between our traditional semesters. 


Summer session includes two five-week terms or a 10-week term, and Winter Session is a five-week term. Both sessions also include UD’s popular study abroad programs, as well as 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 or winter break and learn from top faculty at an 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 or winter 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 1, 2024. Classes begin on June 3 and July 8, 2024. Many courses are offered for five weeks, seven and a half weeks or ten weeks. Similar to Winter Session, Summer Session allows students the chance to get ahead or catch up. Similar to fall and spring, students learn the same information but at an accelerated pace to earn credits quickly.

Twilight Ceremony is the final event of 1743 Welcome Days held on the Green, August 29, 2022.


  • Access to high-quality in-person, online and hybrid modality courses are available for students to choose from. 
  • Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and career guidance through the UD Career Center
  • Courses aren’t the only thing offered during UD’s ten-week long session! 

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


Registration for UD’s Summer Session opens on October 23, 2023. Classes begin January 3, 2024. Winter Session offers students the chance to get ahead or catch up, with condensed classes allowing students to earn credit quickly.

Snow on UD gate near Pearson Hall


  • 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)