Learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions about Wintersession courses.

Typically, general education or major-specific lower level courses are offered in the wintersession. To view courses offered in the Wintersession:
  1. Sign in to my.semo.edu using SE Key
  2. In the search box, type “Look Up Classes”
  3. Select “Look-Up Classes” option from the selection list
  4. Select the Spring 2024 term and click “Submit”
  5. Click the “Advanced Search” button
  6. Highlight all the subject fields with your mouse
  7. In the Part of Term field, select “Wintersession"
  8. Click the "Section Search" button

Wintersession courses will have a Z before the section number. These courses are listed as meeting all day, every day, but for online sections there are no formal meeting times you can access the course through our LMS anytime you want.

Students are limited to 1 course during Wintersession. The Wintersession is part of the spring 2024 semester; any course a student takes during the Wintersession will be counted as part of their spring schedule.

Enrollment in the Wintersession begins on November 7th, 2023 and follows the priority registration date schedule for the spring 2024 semester. Use your spring 2024 registration PIN to register for and drop Wintersession classes.

Yes. To be eligible for financial aid for courses taken during the Wintersession, students need to enroll in the spring semester and comply with all spring semester financial aid requirements. Wintersession courses are considered part of a student’s spring course load for determining financial aid eligibility. For more specific information, contact Student Financial Services at sfs@semo.edu or (573) 651-2253. Students who will have additional expenses associated with a study abroad program over the Wintersession may contact Student Financial Services to determine if any additional financial assistance is available to cover the additional costs associated with the program.

Payment for a Wintersession class will follow the regular payment schedule for the spring semester. Spring billing statements are sent out mid-December, and payment is due January 2, 2024. You can review your account details, enroll in an Installment Payment Plan (IPP), or make payment through the student portal. For questions, contact Student Financial Services at sfs@semo.edu or (573) 651-2253.

The regional campuses will be closed from December 22nd at 5 p.m. through January 1st and will open back up on January 2nd, so it is not advisable to rely on computer labs at the facilities.

Yes. You can take a Wintersession course to fulfill prerequisite requirements for courses in the regular spring term.

No. A Wintersession class cannot be used to qualify for graduation in the fall 2023. Students in a Wintersession course for graduation will need to apply for the spring semester. Please visit the graduation website for more information.

  • Monday, December 18th
    • Wintersession Begins
  • Tuesday, December 19th
    • Last Day to Add Wintersession Classes
    • Last Day to Drop Wintersession Classes with 100% Refund
  • Thursday, December, 21st
    • Last Day to Drop Wintersession Classes with Partial Refund
  • Tuesday, January 2nd
    • Last Day to Audit or Take as Pass/Fail a Wintersession Class
  • Thursday, January 4th
    • Last Day to Drop a Wintersession Class
  • Friday, January 12th
    • Final Exams for Wintersession Classes
  • Tuesday, January 16th
    • Last day to return textbooks for Wintersession Classes

The University is closed from December 22nd through January 2nd over the winter break. Tech Support, however, will be available to you throughout most of the Wintersession via email or telephone. To view tech support operating hours over break, please visit semo it.

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If the portal is unavailable, students can access online courses and email through the alternate login web pages. The alternate login for student email is http://mail.semo.edu or https://www.office.com/ . The alternate login for courses using Canvas is http://canvas.semo.edu or  http://semo.instructure.com.

Portal is available to make registration changes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. The portal should be operational throughout the Wintersession except for a short-scheduled maintenance period. If you want to drop your Wintersession course and it is not past the drop deadline, simply go to the portal and use the Add/Drop Classes function easily found from the search bar. You will need your spring PIN to drop the class, so make sure you save it; your academic advisor will not be available during the break to provide your spring PIN.

NOTE: Please pay close attention to the refund schedule for dropping classes. Specific dates and deadlines can be found on the Academic Calendar well as the Student Financial Calendar.

There are two ways to get your rental textbooks:

  1. You can order rental textbooks online through textbook rental website.
  2. You can pick up rental books in person beginning December 11th, 2023 in the basement of Kent Library. (A SEMO ID or a drivers license and your S0# are required)

Textbook Rental will be closed December 22, 2023 – January 1, 2024. Please return
Wintersession books by January 16, 2024 to ensure students taking the course in January will have a book.

For retail books go online through the bookstore website or go to the Southeast Bookstore, 1st Floor UC. Books from Southeast Bookstore can be shipped to 388 N. Henderson, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Students who are shipping their books should get a tracking number for the package.

(573) 651-5184
Office Location
Kent Library 305
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 4610
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701