No credit-bearing WINTERmester in 2021

Unfortunately, due to calendar conflicts, there will not be the usual WINTERmester credit-bearing courses  in January 2021.   (Check out the MAYmester and AUGUSTmester courses if you are looking to complete a GER course in two weeks.)

BUT, the good news is...we are offering three non-credit  courses between January 4-10, so you still have an opportunity to learn something new and express yourself creatively over the winter break!



Degree-seeking students register via UAOnline

Community Members - Please use the form below:


Course Number






Mary Albenese - Instructor,

Klass, Margo - Instructor,

Lazarus, Jason - Instructor,


Q: How many credits can I take in WINTERmester?
A: Limit of three.

Q: Are WINTERmester credits counted in my total spring credit load?
A: Yes.

Q: What if WINTERmester causes a credit overload in my spring schedule?
A: Banner will not accept a registration that creates a credit overload without prior authorization. It is understood that a WINTERmester course is offered in a separate time frame from other spring courses, but Banner doesn’t see it that way. 
To get overload permission entered into Banner to take a WINTERmester course, students can email with their student ID and the requested WINTERmester course name and CRN. It is helpful to put "WINTERmester Credit Overload” in the subject line. Call 907-474-7500 for additional information.

Q: What about housing during WINTERmester?
A: Dorm space is usually available during WINTERmester. Check with the Office of Residence Life for more information. 474-7247.

Q: When is payment due?
A: Payment is due on January 2. If you have guaranteed financial aid, it will be applied to your account with financial aid disbursement.

Q: What about dates and deadlines for WINTERmester?
A: January 2, 2020: Last date for drop with 100% refund. No partial refunds.
      January 6, 2020:  Last day for student or faculty initiated withdrawal and change to audit with instructor permission.

Q: How do I get prepared for the first class?
A: The first day of a WINTERmester course is like the first week of a semester length course. In order to be prepared for the rapid pace of the course, reading is usually required prior to the start of class. The pre-course assignment can be found in the course syllabus.

Q: Do employee tuition waivers work for WINTERmester?
A: Yes.

Q: What about parking during WINTERmester?
A: All UAF parking rules and regulations are in effect during WINTERmester. Decals are required and parking meters must be paid. Citations received during this time will not be voided or changed to warnings. There may be a shuttle that runs from the Nenana parking lot during WINTERmester.  The all-campus shuttle will be available on call at 474-RIDE (474-7433).

Complimentary parking decal upgrades are available on a first-come basis for 50 WINTERmester students. A current UAF parking decal must be in place or the student can purchase one at the time the gold permit is requested. Both decals must be displayed. Stop by the Office of the Bursar in Signers' Hall to be issued a complimentary, non-transferrable upgrade to park in a specific gold lot during WINTERmester.

How do I drop a class?
You can use UAOnline to drop a class if  you are within the no-penalty period. You can also use the form below.

More information about dates, deadlines, and fees can be foud on the Dates and Finances page. 

It is extremely important to drop or withdraw from courses that you do not plan to attend. Doing this can save you money, prevent a failing grade on your transcript, and eliminate the posibility of holds on your account.