Winter Term


The Tseng College administers California State University, Northridge's Winter Term (intersession), which offers university classes in an accelerated format between the Fall and Spring semesters. Winter Term enrollment is open to CSUN students, prospective students, students from other colleges and universities, and members of the community, so long as they meet course prerequisites. A formal application to CSUN is not required to enroll in Winter Term classes.

Winter Term 2016 Dates

Winter Term 2016 has two components, each with different instructional modes, start dates and end dates. Component 1 is for classes that are fully or mostly online; Component 2 is for traditional classes that meet on campus. When searching for a class, please check the class notes section for a specific description of instructional mode and class meetings.

  • Component 1 (online courses): December 23, 2015 - January 20, 2016
  • Component 2 (face-to-face courses): January 4-22, 2016

Winter Term 2016 Timeline

  Component 1
(online courses)
Component 2
(face-to-face courses)

Registration period begins

Monday, October 12, 2015

First day of classes

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, January 4, 2016

Holiday; campus closed

December 25, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Component 1 (online) classes remain in session during campus closure for holidays. The CSUN library is available electronically.

NOTE: Non-matriculated students must register for Component 1 courses no later than December 23 in order to have access to the library’s electronic resources prior to January 2.

December 25, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Online registration available.

Registration period ends

Monday, January 4, 2016
(See Academic Policies page for details.)

Last day of classes

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Holiday; campus closed

Monday, January 18, 2016