Active and Applied
Wintersession at Trinity-Pawling is a two-week student-centered experiential learning session held between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. It gives students the opportunity to participate in a multi-disciplined project of their choosing with a Winter Project; a dynamic, immersive study of real-world problems with the Global Collaborative Challenge (GCC); or an in-depth exploration of a personal interest with the Senior Independent Project.
Guided by faculty and staff, our Wintersession programming allows students to become active participants and co-creators, in and out of the classroom. The program is purpose-built to help students work collaboratively, think critically, problem solve, and become creative life-long learners who are fortified with greater self-awareness of themselves and their world.
Diploma with Distinction
All seniors may also pursue a Diploma with Distinction — a graduation honor given to students who showcase exceptional independence and determination throughout their Senior Independent Project process.
Our students and faculty alike appreciate the concentrated time to focus during Wintersession. It makes for an enriching deep-dive, a master class experience of sorts, and a series of innovative and creative collaborations.
Roberta Lidl, Dean of Teaching and Learning