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Winter Session FAQs

The 2020-2021 winter session will offer two sessions. Winter session 1 will be offered December 14, 2020 - January 10, 2021 and winter session 2 will be offered from December 14, 2020 - January 17, 2021. A list of courses will be available for student view in early October. 

All classes are offered exclusively online; registration begins on October 20, 2020 and concludes on December 9, 2020. 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.  

How can I register for a winter session course? 

If you are a current SLU student, you can register for a winter session course starting on October 20 via Banner Self-Service through your MySLU account. 

If you are a non-SLU student, please fill out the visiting student application and a staff member will assist you with registration. 

Students can only take one winter session course. 

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 on October 20, 2020. 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 2020-2021 winter session will begin on October 20, 2020 and end on December 9, 2020. 

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 on December 10, 2020. Tuition is charged separately from the spring semester.

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

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

The tuition refund schedule for the 2020-2021 winter session will be announced soon. 

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.