Registration for 2020 Summer Community Courses opens February 24.

For years, Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has provided summer courses to encourage the Fairbanks community to become part of the fabric of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. 

Non-credit courses are available all throughout the year through Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning.

Degree-seeking students register via UAOnline

Community Members - Please use the form below:


ART F041-FQ1 - Botanical Art: Orchids 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

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Instructor: Simon Rakower
Course No: NONC F046-F01 (CRN 51138)
Meets: May 5-June 4
Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
U Park 102
Comprehensive and practical, hands-on bicycle maintenance and repair focusing on road and mountain bikes. Emphasis on drive chain, shifting, brakes, wheels (straightening), tires, tubes (flats), steering systems, cable replacement and lubrication. 
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Advanced Bike Hacking
Instructor: Simon Rakower
Course No: NONC F043-F01 (CRN 51136)
Meets: May 7-June 4
Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
U Park 102
Students will work on bicycle hacking projects of their choosing using the information and techniques covered in the Bicycle Maintenance and Repair course. 
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Understanding Your Digital Camera
Instructor: Jason Lazarus
Course No: ART F041-F01 (CRN 51013), COJO F041-F01 (CRN 51051)
Meets: May 9-10
Saturday-Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm
Bunnell 319
Introduction to digital photography for the student with limited or no photographic experience. Students are required to bring their own digital camera.
Noncredit. Cost: $130

Adult Geocaching Camp
Instructor: Janet Taylor
Course No: NONC F044-F01 (CRN 52690)
Noncredit. Cost: $130
Meets: May 30-31
Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Murie 103
Come join in the fun of geocaching, the world's largest treasure hunt. This class will cover the basics for beginners. Download a geocaching app on your smartphone before the start of the course and be prepared for outdoor activity.
Noncredit. Cost: $130

Introduction to Expedition Kayaking
Instructor: Frank Olive
Course No: NONC F032-F01 (CRN 52733)
Meets: May 31-June 8
Sunday-Monday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Birch Creek
Introduction to multi-day backcountry trips using inflatable kayaks. Spend two days getting comfortable with the boats, working on rescue systems, and working through the logistics for a week-long trip before heading out for a seven-day journey down Birch Creek. Birch Creek is a National Wild and Scenic river and this 110-mile trip is an awesome way to learn about and explore river tripping in Alaska. 
No experience is necessary, but students must be physically able to quickly get in and out of a kayak, paddle a kayak in a seated position for 5-8 hours a day, and willing to accept the other physical and mental challenges of being in the wilderness for seven days.
Noncredit. Cost: $695

Intro to Aerial Silks
Instructor: Teal Rogers
Course No: NONC F048-F01 (CRN 52709)
Meets: June 2-25, July 7-30
Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Off Campus
Engage with your inner child while suspended off the ground! This class is geared towards active older adults who are looking for a slower-paced class, but want to stay in shape. No experience is necessary! Beginners are welcome to this hands-on course. You will get the “hang” of the foundational concepts and start progressive into a dynamic series of moves that will be sure to wear you out, in a good way.
We have no age or weight limit. Silks are a great workout for everybody!
Noncredit. Cost: $180

Bookmaking: Collage as Content
Instructor:  Margo Klass
Course No: ART F040-F01 (CRN 51010)
Meets:  June 5-7
Friday, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Murie 306
This non-traditional book structure is designed to include three-dimensional objects as both image and content. Participants are encouraged to bring small found objects to provide content for their box books.
Noncredit. Cost: $190

Paint Like Sydney Laurence
Instructor: Mary Albanese
Course No: NONC F042-F01 (CRN 51012)
Meets: June 15-19
Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-7:00pm
Art 303
Study a collection of paintings by Sydney Laurence and Fred Machetanz up close. Following visual examination, students will create studies of the works through their own drawings and paintings, capturing and recreating elements of the master's work, focusing on elements of composition, color scheme, and brush stroke techniques.
Noncredit. Cost: $200

Fly-fishing Weekend
Instructor: Shann Jones
Course No: NONC F041-F01 (CRN 51134)
Meets: June 6-7
Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm
Chapman 104
Introduction to the art and science of fly-fishing, providing necessary knowledge to make educated fly tackle selections.  Scientific information on Alaskan freshwater fish, habitat, entomology, and stream ecology will be covered in the context of practical fishing advice.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Basic Home Maintenance 101
Instructor: Kevin Turnbough
Course No: NONC F051-F01 (CRN 52706)
Meets: June 8-22
Monday and Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
U Park 156
Build your basic repair knowledge, skills and confidence to best maintain your home, apartment or cabin. Examine several of the key systems which work together to make your living environment comfortable, safe and efficient. 
Learn about tool selection and safe use practices, as well as basic repairs, such as clearing clogged drains/toilets, replacing a light switch or fixture, small drywall patching, replacing a door knob or deadbolt lock set, replacing caulking around fixtures/doors/windows, replacing hardware on furniture and cabinets. Discussion of different materials and hardware, when to use what, and knowing whether to do it yourself or call a professional to handle the repair. 
Class format will include discussions, hands on activities and guest speakers. 
Noncredit. Cost: $175

Let’s Play Golf
Instructor: James Contreras
Course No: NONC F041-F01 (CRN 51135)
Meets: June 9-July 16
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30pm-2:00pm
Fairbanks Golf Course
Do you want to learn to play golf? Do you want to improve your swing? PGA professional J.C. Contreras will work with you to achieve your goals.
Noncredit. Cost: $225

Let’s Play Golf II
Instructor: James Contreras
Course No: NONC F041-F01 (CRN 52512)
Meets: June 9-July 16
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm
Fairbanks Golf Course
Ready to ramp your golf skills up to the next level? PGA professional J.C. Contreras will work with you to achieve your goals.
Noncredit. Cost: $225

Botanical Art: Fairbanks Peonies
Instructor: Karen Stomberg
Course No: ART F042-F01 (CRN 51014)
Meets: June 12-14
Friday, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Murie 306
Course includes touring the peonies with garden manager Katie DiCristina on the first evening of class, choosing a bud or bloom to study, and drawing in the classroom. Any level of student is welcome. 
Noncredit. Cost: $155

Portrait Photography Workshop
Instructor: JR Ancheta
Course No: NONC F045-F01 (CRN 52689)
Meets: June 26-28
Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MUS 305
Learn how to make portraits with JR Ancheta. This course will teach students basic techniques in creating portraits with available light. This course is a basic introduction to portrait photography.
Noncredit. Cost: $160

Field Illustration I and II
Instructor: Jamie Smith
Course No: ART F195-F01 (CRN 52735) and ART F395-F01 (CRN coming soon)
3 Credit. Cost: $669-$807
June 29-Aug 7
Monday-Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Art 317
Studio course on creating illustrations based on direct observations and reference sketches made throughout the Interior community. Focus is on interpretation of diverse regional landscapes using representational imagery that depicts spaces and places unique to Alaska.

Adult Bug Camp
Instructor: Derek Sikes
Course No: BIOL F040-F01 (CRN 51030)
Meets: July 10-12
Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 1:00pm-6:15pm
Murie 302
Learn collection and processing methods needed to build an insect collection. Skills necessary to identify most groups to Order will be taught. Students will create a collection which will be broken into three groups: specimens the student can take home, specimens for the University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection, and specimens for the Teaching Collection.
Noncredit. Cost: $130

Adult CSI Camp
Instructor: Shasta Pomeroy
Course No: NONC F047-F01 (CRN 72725)
Meets: July 17-19
Friday-Sunday, Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
U Park 101
Introduction to forensic science. In this 3-day camp students will learn the basics of scientific processing and methods for investigating crime scenes. Students will learn about fingerprinting, photography, bloodstain patterns, and much more.
Noncredit. Cost: $190

Intro to Genetic Engineering with CRISPR
Instructor: James Dart
Course No: NONC F051-F01 (CRN 52708)
July 27-31
Monday-Friday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
U Park 158
Learn the basics of molecular genetics, laboratory skills, online resources and CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) technology. Safely alter the DNA of a living organism using CRISPR, the same technique employed by scientists all over the world in medicine, agriculture, and environmental science. This technology is so precise, inexpensive, and powerful that it is likely you will be directly affected by it in the not-too-distant future. So this is a good time to find out how it works.
Noncredit. Cost: $165

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.

How do I find out more information about Parking?
Visit the UAF Parking Services website for more information and maps of parking areas on campus. Parking is free in all lots between 5PM and 7AM and on weekends.