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Winter Session FAQs

Saint Louis University offers an online winter session from Dec. 18, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020.

The following courses will be offered online in winter:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • ANTH 1200: Introduction to Anthropology
  • ENGL 2650: Technology, Media & Literature
  • HIST 1110: Origins of the Modern World to 1500
  • HIST 1120: Origins of the Modern World: 1500 to Present 
  • PHIL 1050: Introduction to Philosophy: Self & Reality 
  • PHIL 2050: Ethics 
  • POLS 1100: American Government
  • PSY 1010: General  Psychology 
  • PSY 4390: Abnormal Psychology 
  • SOC 1120: Introduction to Sociology: Diversity & Health 
  • THEO 1000: Theological Foundations 
  • THR 1500: Introduction to Theatre 
  • WGST 1900: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies 

Doisy College of Health Sciences 

  • HSI 2200: Medical Terminology 

School for Professional Studies 

  • ARTH 1005: Approaching the Arts 
  • HUM 2930: Moral Themes in Tolkien's Middle-earth 

All classes are offered exclusively online. Students may take only one course during the winter session. Each class is three credit hours. 

No incoming, first-time freshmen or Madrid students are permitted to take classes through the winter session. A winter session course cannot be your first class at Saint Louis University. 

Check Banner Self-Service and Blackboard for specific class information and find frequently asked questions and general information below.

What are the benefits of a winter session?

Participating in our optional winter session allows undergraduate students both online and on our physical campus to take courses required to complete their degree in a flexible way that fits into their schedule. 

Can winter session be taken on campus?

The winter session will be offered entirely online.

Who can enroll in classes during the winter session?

The winter session is open to current undergraduate students in good academic standing at Saint Louis University, including Visiting Students and students enrolled in the School for Professional Studies. No incoming, first time freshmen or Madrid students are permitted to take classes through the winter session. A winter session course cannot be your first class at Saint Louis University. 

Traditional undergraduate students wanting to take a winter course in the School for Professional Studies (please see course listings above) must receive approval from their college or school. In conjunction with your academic advisor, submit the Petition to Enroll in SPS Course by non-SPS Student to begin the approval process. 

Please note: Tuition reduction for School for Professional Studies partnership students does not apply to the winter session.  

Will I be able to contact a staff member during the winter session?

A staff member from the Summer-Winter Office at Saint Louis University will be available to answer questions during the winter session. Contact Jacob Wierson, summer-winter program coordinator at for assistance. 

Registration and Class Information

When can I sign up for classes and how many credits may I take?

Registration will be open  for the winter session via Banner Self-Service. The registration period for the winter session opens Nov. 5, 2019, and closes at noon on Dec. 9, 2019.  Students may take only one course during the winter session. Each class offered in the winter session is three credit hours.

If you are a traditional undergraduate student at SLU registering for a course in the School for Professional Studies and need assistance, please contact the School for Professional  Studies at 314-977-2330 or and an SPS academic coach will assist you. 

When will registration close?

The registration period for the winter session opens Nov. 5, 2019, and closes at noon on Dec. 9, 2019.

Where can I get my textbooks? 

Students can acquire textbooks at the Saint Louis University Bookstore located in the Busch Student Center on campus. To  purchase textbooks online or for store hours during the winter session, please visit their website

Will there be final exams during winter session?

Consult the class syllabus for specifics on all class information, including assignments and examinations. There will be no class or assignments due on Dec. 24, 25, or Jan. 1. 

Tuition and Fees

What are the tuition and fees for the winter session?

Winter session tuition  is $770 per credit hour. There are no additional fees.

Winter session bills will be sent out to students in mid-December and are due on January 3, 2020. 

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available on a limited basis for the winter session. Please contact Student Financial Services at 314-977-2350 or via email at

How will the winter session impact my financial aid? 

For financial aid purposes, the winter session counts as part of the spring term. The hours will be added to your spring hours to determine aid payment eligibility. 

Will I be refunded if I drop a class during the winter session?

The tuition refund schedule for winter session is as follows:

Withdrawal/Drop Dates

  • Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund: December 24, 2019
  • Last Day to Withdraw with 60% Refund: December 31, 2019
  • Last Day to Withdraw with 0% Refund: January 7, 2020

Campus Facilities

Students have access to certain campus facilities during the winter session. Below are the special hours for each building. 

Pius Library

Winter Recess Hours

Pius Library will be closed Dec. 21-22, Dec. 24-26, Dec. 28-29, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. It will otherwise observe the following hours during SLU's winter recess: 

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Simon Recreation Center

Simon Recreation Center winter break hours will be announced soon. 


For the latest information on hours for on-campus dining facilities, visit DineSLU.