Fri 21 Jan 2011
J-term, short for January term, is the 3 weeks in January where students can opt to come back to campus and focus on one class, or choose to study on a cross-cultural. These 3 weeks on campus are some of the most fun we as students have every year. You go to class everyday, Monday through Friday, for 3 hours. The rest of the day, is full of infinite possibilities. Hanging out in the Union with friends, studying, sledding (after the snow storms) the most difficult decision is where to start.
For those students who enjoy getting off campus and hitting the slopes, J-term is a great time to get out and ski or board a couple times. The local mountain, Ski Roundtop, is a nice mountain to get out to ski or even to get out and learn how to ski or board.
Every Wednesday evening, Roundtop has special offers for college students. College students can go and Ski/board for $30.00. This one time $30 price includes rentals if needed! So even if you do not have your own equipment, you can still enjoy this great offer. For an extra $30, those who would like to learn to ski or snowboard can receive a lesson from a Roundtop employee.
So when you are thinking about taking a J-term class or not, remember the many benefits that come with a J-term class. You earn 3 credits (over a 3 week period) making it easier to take 18 credits in your spring semester. You get to spend quality time with your friends after 3 hours of class a day. And for all of the snow junkies, you can spend some nights skiing and boarding the nights away at Ski Roundtop!