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Mode of Instruction

The default mode of instruction for January Term 2022 is in-person. Exceptions are noted in SIS under "Instruction Mode" and on the January Term list of courses

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All students who live, learn, or work in person at the University of Virginia during the 2021-2022 academic year, including January Term, must be fully vaccinated. Per CDC guidance, all J-Term students are strongly advised to get a COVID-19 booster before classes begin on January 3, 2022.  Students may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement. Click here to learn more.

January Term 2022

Dates: January 3 - 14, 2022
Classes do not meet on Saturday & Sunday.

Enrollment Dates

Enrollment opens during the week of November 8. UVA students will be assigned an appointment time in SIS. Visiting students may enroll beginning on November 12.  The last day to enroll online is January 2.  Students do NOT need advisor holds removed prior to January Term enrollment.

Masks Required

The University policy requiring masks in classrooms and most other indoor spaces will remain in place during J-term. Masks are required for all people (students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors), both vaccinated and unvaccinated, who enter UVA properties. This includes University-owned or leased public spaces like academic or administrative buildings, libraries, labs, dining halls, IM/Rec facilities, all UVA Health properties, and public transportation. This does not include dorms or private housing (including common areas within those spaces), or those alone within individual offices.


"J-Term is awesome, you get to really concentrate on one class...its a nice transition to the Spring semester."

- J-term Student