Special Courses

Course information for the 2020 Community Courses and Field Schools will be available for viewing in mid-December.

Registration for degree-seeking students begins on February 10, 2020.  Open registration for all students begins on February 24, 2020 .

If you have any questions about courses or have ideas for courses you'd like to see us do, please call Michelle Bartlett at 474-6624, or email summer@alaska.edu.

For an idea of what courses are offered, take a look at the 2019 courses. 

Backcountry Leadership Training Program (BLT)

Nanook Recreation and UAF School of Management have teamed up to offer a specialized program for anyone interested in a unique Alaskan experience. The Backcountry Leadership Training Program is offered May 30th-June 30th, 2020. More information can be found at Nanook Recreation's BLT website. 

Community Courses

UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning offers a variety of credit and non-credit bearing courses accessible to members of the community without the requirements of typical college courses. Many of these courses are practical, hands-on workshop style classes taught by local experts. Browse the courses below, and navigate to the Registration for Community Members page to start your learning adventure!

ART F041-FQ1 - Botanical Art: Tropical Plants in January
CRN 36740
Instructor: Karen Stomberg
Jan 3-5
Friday, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $155.00

ART F041-FQ1– Cyanotypes: Hands-on Photography
CRN 336547
Jan 4-5 
Sat-Sun, 1:00-6:00 pm
Taught by: J. Lazarus 
Cost: $135.00

NONC F046-FQ1  - Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
CRN 36549
Instructor: Simon Rakower
Jan 6-10
Monday-Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $135.00

ART F040-FQ1 - Bookmaking- Collage as Content
CRN 36545
Instructor: Margo Klass
Course Details
Jan 10-12
Friday 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Cost: $180.00

ART  F040-FQ1  Understanding Your Digital Camera 
CRN 36548
Jan 11-12
Saturday-Sunday, 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Taught by: J. Lazarus 
Cost: $135.00

NONC F041 - Knitting for the Absolute Beginner
CRN 36550
Jan 3, 6, 10
Fridays and Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Bunnell Building, Room 319
Taught by: V. Kinne
Cost: $150.00

May-August Summer Community Courses will be available for viewing early 2020. Stay tuned!



Field Courses


Each year, UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning offers field school opportunities for students looking to get hands-on field experience in the subjects they are studying. Click the button below to learn more about what was offered in 2019. The list of 2020 field courses will be available in December. Stay tuned!