There’s a whole world outside of your classroom just waiting for you to explore it—and we want to make sure you have the opportunity to do just that!

JayTerm is a distinctive feature of the W&J academic calendar held in the month of January, between the Fall and Spring term, in which sharply focused topics courses are featured. During this two-week experience, students have an opportunity to engage with domestic or international travel experiences. Students also have the opportunity to connect with their peers, faculty, and staff through co-curricular learning, volunteer work, sports, and interactive activities.

The JayTerm bulletin is published annually and contains guidelines for pursuing enrollment in JayTerm course offerings or in educational opportunities not offered in the traditional classroom setting.

Students work in a chemistry lab in Swanson Science Center as seen October 21, 2019 during the Creosote Affects photo shoot at Washington & Jefferson College.

JayTerm 2022 Courses