MiniMesters: Earn College Credits in Just 2 Weeks!

MiniMesters offer a unique opportunity to take a 2- to 4-credit college course in a compressed timeframe. These compact courses allow you to earn credits toward your degree, sharpen your professional skills or enjoy pursuing a passion. You don’t have to be enrolled as a student at Mitchell to take a class and the registration process is quick and easy.

MiniMester Sessions (January and May) are open to Mitchell College students and the public. All students are encouraged to discuss their course choices with an Academic Advisor BEFORE registering online. Internships during MiniMesters are available for current Mitchell students only and require prior permission.

Notes: Students are not permitted to take more than one class per MiniMester session due to the accelerated timeframe of these sessions. Non-Mitchell students must complete an enrollment process with their MiniMester registration in order to earn college credit. 

Earn a Scholarship

Not yet enrolled in Mitchell College, but want to take a MiniMester class to test drive our programs? Upon successful completion of your MiniMester class you may be eligible for a $500 scholarship to attend Mitchell.

Get Free School Books

Already a Mitchell student? MiniMester students with grade C or better, or those completing an Internship with a “P”, will be included in a raffle for free books for their Mitchell classes for the Spring 2023 semester.

2023 Session Dates

January MiniMester: January 3–14 (Saturdays are class days)
Winter Internships: December 20, 2022–January 14, 2023

May MiniMester: May 13–25 (Saturdays are class days)
Summer Internships: May 15–August 4

Program Costs*

2-credits = $900
3-credits = $1,350 (Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.)
4-credits = $1,800

Bentsen Learning Center Assistance = $585 per course
Housing for Current Resident Students Enrolled in MiniMester = $0
Housing for Non-Resident Students = $480
Meal Plan = $250 (3 meals during the week, 2 meals on weekends in Dining Hall)

*Students who are on a financial hold must pay all back balances before registering for a MiniMester course or Internship.

MiniMester Housing & Meal Plan

Current Resident Students
Students wishing to live on campus during the MiniMester — including those currently living in a Residence Hall — must apply for housing for the MiniMester. Resident students who register for a MiniMester class and get housing approval will be able to stay in their rooms without charge* from January 2nd until 14th.

*Resident students who withdraw from their MiniMester class will be subject to a prorated room charge for days on campus. Those choosing to stay in their room after the end of the MiniMester (beyond January 14) will be charged the daily rate $40. Exceptions based on extenuating circumstances can be considered.

Commuter Students and Others Needing Housing during the MiniMester
Non-resident MiniMester applicants wishing to reside on campus January 2nd ­until 14th for the MiniMester must complete a housing application. The cost for campus housing during the MiniMester is $480.

Meal Plan
A $250 meal plan is available during the MiniMester. The plan includes 3 meals on weekdays (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and 2 meals on weekends (brunch/dinner) in the campus Dining Hall, with weekly specials. Any unused Meal Plan value is non-refundable and non-transferrable. Minimester meal plans can be purchased on Mitchell Dining website.


  • MiniMester Housing Applications will be available on this webpage starting Monday, November 28.
  • Residence Halls will be staffed during the MiniMester.

COVID Guidelines

The latest COVID information for on-campus students is provided here.


Email: Registrar’s Office
Call: 860-701-5019


Contact the Registrar at:
860-701-5019 or


January Session: January 3–14, 2023 (Monday–Saturday)

Important Dates

Registration Opens: Oct. 31, 2022
Registration Deadline — Current Mitchell & Thames Students: Jan. 4, 2023, at noon
Registration Deadline — Other Registrants: Jan. 2, 2023, at noon
Last Day to Withdraw (with “W” grade): Jan. 12, 2023 at noon

Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor BEFORE registering online. Course times, days and instructors are subject to change depending upon college needs. A course may be cancelled if insufficiently enrolled. Students enrolled in a course will be notified immediately upon the college decision to cancel a course. Note: Two 10-minute breaks are built in to each class day. All classes are Monday–Saturday unless noted differently.

Non-Mitchell students wishing to earn college credits will need to complete an enrollment process when registering for a MiniMester class using the “Other Registrants” button below. 

January 2023 Course Listing

NOTE: Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

January 2023 Course Descriptions

NOTE: Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.



Winter Internships: December 20, 2022–January 14, 2023

Important Dates

Registration Opens: Oct. 31, 2022
Registration Closes: Dec. 21, 2022, at noon
Last Day to Withdraw (with “W’ grade): Dec. 30, 2022, at noon

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Integrative Career Development to discuss internship opportunities prior to registering online.

Contact: Paul Dunn at,  860-701-7739

Winter 2023 Internship Options

A few words on fit.


"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


If you are looking for a college that: 


  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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