Winter Classics Resources for Registered Participants

Online Platform

All seminars will be taking place using the Zoom platform, so please download Zoom prior to Winter Classics to ensure a smooth experience.

If you are new to the St. John’s College seminar classroom, we invite you to read this introduction to the seminar method, Learning Through Conversation at St. John’s College. Online seminars at St. John’s are in their essence conducted in the same format as in-person seminars, so please know that although we acknowledge that this document speaks to the in-person format, it is still useful for an online seminar.

The Zoom Guide for Participants contains some technical instructions as well as helpful hints for participating in our St. John’s College panels and seminars hosted on the Zoom platform.

Zoom link information will be sent to registrants on December 15 with a reminder sent the Sunday before each Monday seminar week.

Seminar Text and Course Syllabi

Course syllabi, detailing text editions and day-to-day course discussion outline, will be shared with registered participants via a private Materials Hub.

Seminar text edition information is listed below each seminar description on the Seminar Catalog. For the best personal seminar experience, it is strongly encouraged to use the recommended text edition and translation as listed on the seminar catalog. If your seminar includes provided readings, or course handouts, these items will be shared on the Materials Hub along with the syllabus.

We invite you to visit the St. John’s College Online Bookstore to purchase your seminar edition texts. We understand you have many choices for book purchases and your support is appreciated.

Multi-seminar registrants are invited to have their course texts provided free of charge. Book distribution for multi-seminar registrants begins in mid-November, and those who qualify will be contacted in advance to verify text needs and shipping instructions.

Books provided or purchased through the Santa Fe bookstore are only available until December 15, 2023. Books will be shipped by the St. John’s College Bookstore in Santa Fe.

For single seminar participants, please reach out if obtaining your own text is a hardship.

For questions, please contact classics(at)

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Learning through Conversation at St. John's College

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How to Use Zoom

Helpful tips for joining our live panels, seminars, and prerecorded events.