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Winter Session FAQs

Winter 2023-2024 will be offered from Dec. 18, 2023, to Jan. 14, 2024. Course offerings will be announced soon. 

For questions about the winter session, please email

All classes are offered exclusively online and registration opens on Oct. 16, 2023. Students may take only one course during the winter session. Each class is three-credit hours. 

No incoming, first-time spring 2024 freshmen or students taking fall 2023 and/or spring 2024 Madrid courses can enroll in the winter session.

Find frequently asked questions and general information below. Visit Banner Self-Service for specific course details and registration. 

All courses are online asynchronous (self-paced with deadlines for assignments, exams, etc.). 

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, including students who take Madrid fall 2023 and/or Madrid spring 2024 courses. Additionally, a winter session course cannot be your first class at Saint Louis University. 

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 Oct. 16, 2023, 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 at Saint Louis University will be available to answer questions during the winter session. Contact  Jacob Wierson, assistant director, 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 Oct. 16, 2023. Winter 2023-2024 will be offered from Dec. 18, 2023, to Jan. 14, 2024. Students may take only one course during the winter session. Each class offered in the winter session is three credit hours.

When will registration close?

The registration period for the 2023-2024 winter session begins Oct. 16, 2023. Registration will close Friday, December 8, 2023. 

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 classes or assignments due on Dec. 24, 25, or Jan. 1. 

What if I need an accommodation for a winter session class? 

If you have questions or need assistance in submitting an accommodation for the winter session,  please contact Kendra Johnston, Director of the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources, at or by phone at 314-977-2372.

Is tutoring and writing support available during winter session? 

University Writing Services will also offer asynchronous and Zoom consultations. Students may schedule an appointment with a writing consultant through EAB Navigate, available in the apps on theMySLU portal. Consultants will be available from Dec. 19 through Jan. 13 (please note: University Writing Services will be closed Dec. 23-27, and also Dec. 30 and Jan. 2).

For more information on University Writing Services, please email For questions about academic support, please email

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. 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/drop/withdrawal schedule will be released soon. 

Campus Facilities

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

Pius Library

Pius Library winter break hours will be announced soon. 

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.