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Below you will find all the information you need to enroll in the J Term course perfect for you, including important dates, courses and credits, tuition and financial aid, and other URI resources available to you as a J Term student.

Still have questions? Email John Olerio at jolerio@uri.edu.

The Basics

What is the Winter J Term?
J Term is an academic mini-semester over winter session (the approximately 3 week period between January 2 and the day before the spring semester begins) that consists of credit-bearing courses that offer new value-added experiences to students not possible during standard semesters and/or allow students to catch up or retake certain courses.

What are important dates for the January 2015 Term?

  • Registration begins Monday, October 26, 2014 in eCampus
  • Classes begin Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Classes end Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Grades are due in eCampus by Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Who are the contacts for the Winter J Term Session?

Courses and Credits

How do I register for a J Term course?
You can see a list of on-campus and online courses here, and they are also listed in eCampus. The term for January 2015 is January 2 – 16. For most classes, students will not need a permission number if they have met the course requirements. All travel courses will require a permission number from the instructor or program coordinator.

What is the maximum number of credits I can earn?
The maximum number of credits that you can enroll in and earn is 4 credits. Courses offered may vary from 1 to 4 credits. Students cannot petition to earn more than 4 credits.

Can I complete my degree in the Winter J Term?
A student can complete the credits required to graduate in the Winter J Term. However, a student cannot graduate in the Winter J Term. Students completing their requirements over the winter term will be eligible to graduate in May. Students in this position can obtain a letter from his/her Dean’s Office stating that they have completed all requirements of their program. A diploma and proof of graduation will not be issued until after the May commencement.

Will I earn a “W” for withdrawing from a Winter J Term course?

How will J Term grades impact my academic standing?
You will not be dismissed as the result of a grade in a Winter J term course. Students academically dismissed at the end of December may stay enrolled in the Winter J Term course. Students on probation, who earn a GPA above 2.0 as the result of the Winter J term will be removed from probation. Due to timing, this will not occur until after the spring semester has begun.

Tuition and Financial Aid

What is the tuition rate for Winter J Term courses?

Per credit tuition rate*
Undergraduate Graduate
In-state $278 $356
Regional $417 $445
Out-of-state $461 $515

* Travel and program fees may apply for various courses.

What is the refund policy?
Students withdrawing from a Winter J Term course are subject to the following refund schedule:

  • Up until midnight on January 1:100%
  • January 2: 50%
  • After January 2: no refund

Note: The refund policy for travel courses will vary by program and will have a drop deadline much earlier than the above posted dates.

Is financial aid available?
The Winter J Term is an optional term. The per credit rate for Winter J Term tuition has been discounted by over 50% from fall and spring rates to help make this term more affordable. For students enrolled and matriculated in a degree program at URI, Limited internal scholarship money will be available, and federal aid may also be available. To apply for Winder J term aid, you will need to:

Students who are eligible for a financial aid refund in the fall or spring terms may choose to use this for Winter J Term expenses. More detailed information about Winter J Term financial aid policies can be found on this page of the Enrollment Services website.


Are meal plans available for students taking in-person courses?
The Ram’s Den will be open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM from January 2 – January 16. Rhody Market and Corner Store at Hope Commons will be open Monday – Thursday, 4:30pm-7:00pm, January 5 – January 8 and January 12 – January 15. Cash, credit card, and Ram Account transactions are accepted. Fall and Spring semester resident meal plans along with combo meal features are not accepted during this period. There are also Emporium merchants that accept cash, credit card, and Ram Account transactions. See a list of Ram Account merchants here. Butterfield Dining Hall and Hope Commons are closed during intersession.

Is housing available during the Winter J Term?
In support of resident students interested in enrolling in Winter J Term classes this January, current (assigned in the fall and returning in the spring) resident students are eligible to reside in their residence hall room, at no additional charge, for the duration of the Winter J Term. Resident students will be required to register in advance at the URI Housing & Residential Life web site. Please visit the URI Housing & Residential Life website for more details.

Where do I park during my Winter J Term class?
On the Kingston campus, during the Winter J Term period only, students will be allowed to park in the Briar Lane Visitor Lot to attend classes.  All URI commuter student parking lots will also be available to Winter J Term students.  There will be no parking permit required, nor a fee attached to parking your vehicle on the Kingston Campus during the Winter J Term.  However, students planning on attending the following spring semester are required to order a parking permit and to park in the appropriate student lot associated with the obtained permit.  Information about parking and parking permits can be found at the URI Parking and Transportation Services website: uri.edu/parking

Students taking a Winter J Term course in Providence will be contacted before the start of classes by a URI administrator and will receive detailed instructors related to Winter J Term parking.

How will class cancellations for in-person courses be announced?
During the J Term, URI will continue to utilize the URI Alert system to announce any class cancellations or delays.

Will Health Services be open during the Winter J Term?
Health Services will be open daily from 8:00am to 3:30pm, with limited clinical services from 10:30am – 2:30pm daily – Monday through Friday. Please visit the URI Health Services website for further details.

Will the URI Bookstore be open during the Winter J Term?
The bookstore will be open, please check the URI Bookstore website for daily hours.

Will the URI Library be open during the Winter J Term?
The library will be open, please visit the library’s website for further details.

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