wintersession program

Program Overview

Wintersession programs are offered each year across more than 20 subject areas including arts, athletics, health and wellness, career services and alumni networking. Most programs are free of charge; a few include small fees. Programs vary in length from one hour to multiple days and from purely recreational to intensive introspection, training or learning

Current Program Listings

Harvard College students can view calendar links which include RSVP and sign up options by clicking here (may require sign in to the Hub.) Please note to sign up for events you will need to RSVP through the calendar link. If an event says "No RSVP required" it may still require sign up. If so, details are posted in calendar entry text body.

Below are programs approved for Wintersession 2018:





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Public Speaking Essentials

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST;

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


Public Speaking


Prescribing Art in Medicine

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM EST

Art in Medicine

Harvard Synergy

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 - Friday, Jan 19, 2018



CS 51 Bootcamp

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

CS 51 Bootcamp


Student Data Challenge DATA CHALLENGE EVENT

KICK OFF MEETING:Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

EVENT: Friday, Jan 19, 2018

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM EST




Kick Off



ComputeFest Skill-Building Workshops

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST



Think Like an Entrepreneur: Define the Problem

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Think like an Entrepreneur

Life Guard Training

Lifeguard Training Review: January 16 & 18 from 5:30pm – 10pm

Lifeguard Training – Blended Learning:

Friday – Sunday January 19 –  January 21
Friday 5:30pm – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 8pm

Training Review

Training-Blended Learning

Learn and Play Tennis



Learn and Play Squash

January 19th, 12pm-2pm

Learn Squash

Skiing @ Mt. Sunapee

January 17th, 6:00am-6:30pm


Ice Skating Party

January 15th, 6pm-10pm

Ice Skating

Scuba Diving Lesson

January 15-19th, 5pm-9pm


American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and AED training for Adult, Child & Infant

January 16th-17th, 10:00am - 2:30pm


Director’s Tour: Museum of Comparative Zoology

January 19th, 2pm-3pm

Zoology Tour

Drawing Animals

January 16th, 2-4pm

Drawing Animals

Create and Explore Gems and Jewelry with Minerals Curator Raquel Alonzo Perez and the Harvard Museum of Natural History Staff.

January 18th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm 

Gems and Jewelry Making

Freshman Enrichment Program: an Opportunity to Reflect on your Time at Harvard and Consult Individually with Experienced Advisers.

January 16th - January 20th (Several cohorts)


Koru Mindfulness

January 16th - January 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm


Harvard Wintersession Mindfulness Retreat

January 13th,  3:00pm– January 16th 3:00pm

Mindfulness retreat

Discover the "ART OF SCRIBING," a facilitative method for enhancing group learning and memory.

January 18, 10am- January 19th, 5pm

Art of Scribing

"Explore" Summer Opportunities Wintersession Bootcamp

Two identical sessions January 17th and January 18th, 11am-1pm.

Summer Opportunities

“Explore” Next Steps Beyond Harvard - Using Design Thinking

January 19, 10am-4pm

Design Thinking Next Steps

Career SITE VISIT: Google

January 19, 2:00-4:00pm

Visit Google

Career SITE VISIT: Bridgespan Group

January 17, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Visit Bridgespan

Career SITE VISIT: Massachusetts General Hospital

January 18, 8:00am-12:30pm

Visit MGH

Career SITE VISIT: MITRE Corporation

January 17, 9:00am-1:00pm

Visit Mitre

Making and Using an Atlatl Spear-Thrower

January 18 and 19th, 1:00 - 4:00pm


Understanding Your Money

January 17 and 18, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Lunch will be served)

Understanding Money

Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition Workshop

January 16 - January 19, 10 am to 5 pm 

Radcliffe Art Workshop

Listening Sessions: Music Show & Tell

January 14th, 2-6pm & January 20th, 2-6pm

Listening Sessions

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (but Were Afraid to Ask) about Writing a Senior Thesis in the Social Sciences

January 17-19, 10am-4pm

Sr. Thesis Workshop

Make your Own Mug with a Seasoned Potter

January 16-19, 2pm - 5pm each day

Make a Mug

TV Writing Workshop with "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" writer Robert Carlock.

January 19, 10am-2 pm

TV Comedy Workshop

Mural Workshop for Artists, Arts Activists and Community Builders with the Harlem-based Muralist Paul Deo.

January 18 and January 19, 10am- 2pm

Mural Workshop

TV Drama Writing Workshop with LA Writer/Producer Maria Arena Bell

January 18-January 19th, 10 am- 2 pm.

TV Drama Workshop

Common Purpose Global Leader Experience Boston 2018

January 16 - January 19th, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Common Purpose

What’s Your Story?: Developing Your Personal Narrative Writer's Workshop

January 18, 11am - 3pm

What's Your Story?