What is J-Term?

J-Term is a mini, four-week term in January that offers a chance for students to get a head start on the rest of the academic year. Students can enroll in a maximum of 5 credit hours at $500 per credit hour.

Registration for J-Term 2023 and for the Spring 2023 semester opens on Monday, November 14, 2022.


J-Term Schedule

The first day of classes for J-Term is Thursday, January 6, 2022. The final day of classes for J-Term is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Academic Calendars


Below are some of the courses being offered as part of J-Term 2022. J-Term courses are also available in the course catalog in OASIS.

  • ART/COM/FMS-175 Introduction to Web Design (Remote Synchronous): Aaron Putt instructor; 4 credits
  • BIO-290D Special Topics in Biology: Research in Comparative Genomics (Remote Synchronous): Lea Alford and Karen Schmeichel instructors; 1 credit
  • CHM-101 General Chemistry I (In-person): Milana Thomas instructor; 4 credits
  • CHM-101L General Chemistry I Lab (In-person): Milana Thomas instructor; 1 credit
  • CHM-201 Organic Chemistry I (In-person): Greg Gabriel instructor; 4 credits
  • CHM-201L Organic Chemistry I Lab (In-person): Greg Gabriel instructor; 1 credit
  • COM-101 Theories of Communication and Rhetoric (Hybrid): Melany Chambers instructor; 4 credits
  • COR-314 Mathematics and Human Nature (In-person): Linda deCamp instructor; 4 credits
  • COR-350 Core Elective: Progress, Modernity, and Urbanization (Hybrid): Jaclyn McWhorter; 4 credits
  • FMS-290 Special Topics in Film and Media Studies: Short Film Production (In-person): Ron Burgess instructor; 4 credits
  • INT-290 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Building a 21st Century Career: Identity and an Examined Professional Life (In-person): Stephen Craft instructor; 4 credits
  • INT-290 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Introduction to Anthropology (Remote Synchronous): Jeffrey Collins instructor; 4 credits
  • MAT-130 Advanced Functions (In-person): David Cook instructor; 4 credits
Course Catalog Special Topic Descriptions

Housing information for J-Term 2023

  • November 1, 2022 – Housing application available
  • December 14, 2022 – Housing application deadline
  • January 4, 2023 – Move-in
  • January 27, 2023 – Move-out (Students that are registered for spring semester housing can stay in their room assignment between January 28-February 2)

Housing Rates:

Students can live on-campus for no charge if they meet the stated requirements below.

Housing Requirements:

  • Student is registered for at least one (1) class (4 or 5 hours), or are participating in an Oglethorpe related activity (i.e. for-credit internship, athletics, full-time research with an Oglethorpe faculty member, a resident assistant, an on-campus theatre production, or on-campus employment that exceeds 25 hours per week).
  • Student is registered for at least 12 credit hours in the spring semester immediately following the J-Term.
  • Student is registered for on-campus housing during the spring semester immediately following the J-Term.

Students that do not meet the stated requirements can petition the Residence Life office to live on campus during the J-Term. Approval will be given on a case-by-case basis, and as housing is available for J-Term. Students who are approved will be charged a daily rate for housing that is based on the spring semester immediately following the J-Term.

Housing Application