Northwestern to close for Holiday Break Dec. 25; Reopen Jan. 2

December 8, 2023

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will close for the holiday break beginning Monday, Dec. 25. All Northwestern locations and offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

Northwestern’s 16-week spring semester classes will begin on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.

Enrollment for spring courses is open, and new and returning students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible to ensure course availability. The spring semester schedule of courses is available online at The last day to enroll is Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024.

Two scholarship application deadlines that occur fairly early in the spring semester are for departmental scholarships (Feb. 15) and the continuing student scholarship application for academic scholarships (March 15). Online forms for both are available at

Students should fill out the FAFSA form for financial aid for the spring 2024 semester and are encouraged to do so once the form becomes available around Jan. 1, 2024 at Make sure to follow us on social media for current updates.

Other helpful information about financial aid, scholarships and costs at Northwestern can be found at


Sean J. Doherty, University Relations Specialist, 580-327-8480

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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