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WinterSession 2024 

January 13-14 

Inspired by Intersession, WinterSession gives WPI students, alumni, faculty, and staff the chance to participate in classes, workshops, and sessions on a variety of topics outside the classroom.

Years ago, WPI students had the opportunity to participate in Intersession, a week of rapid-fire classes, workshops, and sessions on myriad topics. Held on campus in January, WinterSession is a series of workshops and events that give students, alumni, faculty, and staff the chance to explore new topics, develop (or perfect) their skills, and foster new connections in a variety of environments, all through a non-hierarchical teaching style.

Location: Innovation Studio
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WinterSession Workshops

Join us for WinterSession 2024! Over 15 workshops will be spread out over two days and cover topics meant to engage the community, expand your transferrable life skills and inspire new ideas.


The History Behind WinterSession

The name has changed from its 1980s moniker "Intersession" to today's "WinterSession," but the idea is the same. Spending time learning just for the fun of it and exploring new activities refreshes the brain. For decades, this busy time before C-Term has been beloved by many WPI students. 


Channel Your Inner Everything

Whether you're interested in trying your hand (or in this case, foot) at ballroom dancing, feel just as passionate about quality handmade knitwear as you do protesting and politics, or want to learn the fundamentals of leadership from those who know them best—members of WPI ROTC—there's a workshop for you at the WinterSession. Check out last year's Daily Herd article for more.

Summon your inner Pollock, Picasso, or Parrish—you’ll never know the skills you’ve got until that paintbrush is in hand. WinterSession’s many workshops let you see where your creativity can take you.

Remember how much fun you used to have playing? WinterSession gives you the freedom to try something new – just for the fun of it.

If fun is comfort food for your brain, WinterSession is your menu. Try something new in one of the many workshops and recharge those neurons.

What’s better than a January day spent learning to knit with cozy yarns, relaxed people, and a few ah-ha moments? WinterSession lets students, faculty, and staff find a new passion or just try something they’ve never done before.

Shake off the post-holiday slog, fire up your brain’s setting, and get to know fellow knowledge seekers with courses during WinterSession’s workshops.

Curious about learning new skills? Want to find a new hobby? Looking forward to meeting new people from WPI? WinterSession lets you rediscover learning purely for the fun of it.

Ballroom Dancing workshop

Makerspace Workshop

Self-Defense Workshop

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