Break Term

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Nov. 14, 1997

UW-RF Launches Christmas Break Term

UW-River Falls is launching a new program to help college students who are seeking the opportunity to pursue additional credits over their Christmas break.

An inaugural "J Term" will be held from Jan. 2-17, with students able to carry between one-half and three credits of college work.

"Most of the classes offered are 'gateway courses' - that is, courses that students might need to complete their general education requirements," said Admissions Director Alan Tuchtenhagen.

UW-RF students, enrolled students at other institutions who are home on Christmas Break, as well as residents seeking to sample a college course can enroll for the term.

"This new January Term is an excellent opportunity for continuing students to pick up an additional class. Students from this area attending other colleges who are home for the holidays may also wish to take one of these classes. These are regular college classes which should be transferable to any college or university," Tuchtenhagen noted.

"Most college students do not return to regular classes until the latter part of January. The January Term is an opportunity to use their time productively."

Undergraduate fees are $113 per credit for Wisconsin residents and $121 per credit for Minnesota resident with reciprocity, and $361 for non-residents of Wisconsin or Minnesota.

They can select from among 19 courses including such offerings as Badminton, Rock Climbing, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Culture & Business, Microcomputer Applications, General Psychology and Speech Therapy in Schools. Individual courses are from 1-3 weeks in length.

A complete listing of courses can be found on the UW-RF Web site at:

UW-RF students interested in the January Term should contact the Registrar's Office at 715/425-3342.

Non-UW-RF students or individuals who would like to participate in the term should contact the Admissions Office at 715/425-3500.

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