Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning
UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning provides a wide variety of academic opportunities. Courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees and professionals renewing their licenses, as well as community members and qualifying high school students. Summer programs begin with MAYmester, a two-week intensive term where students can earn up to 3 credits. This is followed by a 12-week sessions that runs concurrently with two six-week sessions.
In the fall and spring, SSLL offers courses in the Weekend College. In the beginning of January, WINTERmester offers credit and non-credit classes in a two-week intensive session, giving students the opportunity to earn up to 3 credits before spring break. Professional and continuing education courses are offered throughout the year.
In addition to standard collegiate academic programs, weekend focus and special interest classes, credit and non-credit, are offered for community members and college students. Activities on campus for youth include culinary arts camps, the Justice Academy, business and leadership training, and the Visual Arts Academy. Summer Sessions also houses the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for continued learning for adults 50 and older.
Each summer SSLL hosts a variety of free lectures, movies, concerts and recreational activities for students and community members. In January, a community lecture is associated with WINTERmester.
SSLL educational travel programs take groups overseas each fall and spring to study the cultural, political and natural history of the destination countries.