Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning provides a variety of academic opportunities. Courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees and to 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 session 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 noncredit 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 noncredit, 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 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.

For more information, contact Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, 216 Eielson Building, at 907-474-7021, toll free at 866-404-7021 or, or visit