Community

commFor 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:

Adult Bug Camp
Instructor: Sikes, Derek
Course No: BIOL F040 FE1 (CRN 51556)
Meets: 7/16/2021 - 7/18/2021
Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1:00 pm-6:15 pm
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.
This course is offered via ZOOM.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Advanced Bike Hacking
Instructor: Rakower, Simon
Course No: NONC F042 FE1 (CRN 51522)
Meets: 5/6/2021 - 6/3/2021
Thursday, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Students will work on bicycle hacking projects of their choosing using the information and techniques covered in the Bicycle Maintenance and Repair course. Familiarity with the subjects covered in the intro class is assumed however, having taken the intro class is recommended but not required. Students are required to meet with the instructor in April to map out the hack(s) to be completed during this advanced course.
Students should bring a bicycle to class to work on. This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Basic Botanical Art
Instructor: Stomberg, Karen
Course No: ART F043 F01 (CRN 51530)
Meets: 6/4/2021 - 6/6/2021
Friday, 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Peonies are a spectacular signature plant at Georgeson Botanical Garden. We’ll be touring the peonies with garden manager Katie DiCristina on the first evening of class--June 11 th . You will choose a bud or bloom to study and draw in our classroom for the next two days. We’ll begin with observation, making an optional study page, then will do a contour drawing adding tonal values to work out the complex flower forms before creating color keys and layering in colors.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $175

Basic Home Maintenance 101
Instructor: Turnbough, Kevin
Course No: NONC F049 FE1 (CRN 51523)
Meets: 6/7/2021 - 6/21/2021
Monday and Tuesday, 6 - 8:00 pm
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.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $155

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Instructor: Rakower, Simon
Course No: NONC F041 FE1 (CRN 51526)
Meets: 5/4/2021 - 6/1/2021
Tuesday, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
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. Review geometry and physics of the bicycle, the world’s most efficient means of transportation.
Students should bring a bicycle to class to work on. This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Bookmaking: Collage as Content
Instructor: Klass, Margo
Course No: ART F042 F01 (CRN 51529)
Meets: 6/4/2021 - 6/6/2021
Friday, 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm (with 1 hour break at noon)
This workshop focuses on using collage to tell a story. A combination of form, color, and space become a visual language to impart content. Just as we read from left to right, we will create our collaged images progressively from one panel to the next, intentionally including both movement and rest throughout the 6-paneled concertina structure. Discrete areas of hand-stitched texture will be added to punctuate space and embellish forms. A colophon, on the reverse of the last panel, can include written information about its imagery, if desired. The completed concertina will be cased in board covers, with an inset cover plate, to create the finished book.
The workshop format will include the following:
• Pre-workshop appointment (in person, with masks and social distancing) to pick up materials, select palette, and determine scale for your project.
• Workshop sessions on Zoom as outlined above.
• Post-workshop appointments (virtual or in person) to bring project to completion.
A list of materials, tools, and other information will be provided upon registration.
Materials pickup will be Wednesday, June 2 (noon-2pm).This course is offered through synchonous Zoom sessions. Good internet connection is required.
This course is offered via ZOOM.
Noncredit. Cost: $180

Botanical Art: Fairbanks Peonies
Instructor: Stomberg, Karen
Course No: ART F044 F01 (CRN 51527)
Meets: 6/11/2021 - 6/13/2021
Friday, 6-8:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Demonstrations, inspirations from traditional and contemporary botanicals, individual instruction, and optional exercises will guide your progress. Some experience is preferred for attendance in this class.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $175

Fly-fishing Weekend
Instructor: Jones, Shann
Course No: NONC F040 F01 (CRN 51528)
Meets: 6/19/2021 - 6/20/2021
Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Introduction to the art and science of fly-fishing, providing necessary knowledge to make educated fly tackle selections. Students will also learn how use a fly rod to cast a fishing fly with pinpoint accuracy, tie fishing knots and construct their own leaders, select fishing flies, and, most importantly, learn where fish live and how best to catch (and release) them. Scientific information on Alaskan freshwater fish, habitat, entomology, and stream ecology will be covered in the context of practical fishing advice.
Non-residents can obtain a three-day license at local vendors. Participants must also provide their own boots and field clothing. Fly rods, reels and other tackle will be available for workshop participants’ use.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Intro to Aerial Silks
Instructor: Rogers, Teal
Course No: NONC F046 FE1 (CRN 51555)
Meets: 6/2/2021 - 6/30/2021
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Aerial Silks is a combination of art and athletics taking acrobatic movement off the ground and suspending it into the air. No experience is necessary. Class is geared towards active adults who are looking for a slower-paced class but want to try suspended-based arts. This course is hands-on, as students learn the foundational concepts of aerial arts and progress into a dynamic series of movements. Students should expect to invert during class, though it is not required to enjoy the course. No weight limit. Ages 18+.
Location is Golden Heart Performing Arts, 2815 Horner Court Unit 3, with UAF shuttle service available from Wood Center.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $180

Let's Play Golf
Instructor: Contreras, James
Course No: NONC F043 F01 (CRN 51525)
Meets: 6/15/2021 - 7/22/2021
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2:00 pm
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.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $225

Let's Play Golf II
Instructor: Contreras, James
Course No: NONC F044 F01 (CRN 51524)
Meets: 6/15/2021 - 7/22/2021
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30-4:00 pm
Ready to ramp your golf skills up to the next level? PGA professional J.C. Contreras will work with you to achieve your goals.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $225

Lumen Printing & Handmade Photos
Instructor: Lazarus, Jason
Course No:
ART F040 F01 (CRN 51026)
COJO F040 F01 (CRN 51045)
Meets: 5/8/2021 - 5/9/2021
Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 pm
This course instructs students in the process of creating cameraless photographic prints with the power of the sun using expired and unused photo paper. Requiring no prior darkroom experience, students will learn how to make colorful impressions of botanical items with little more than some paper, plants and a single photo chemical.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Paint Like Sydney Laurence
Instructor: Albanese, Mary
Course No: ART F041 FXA (CRN 51027)
Meets: 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021
Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
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

Portrait Photography Workshop
Instructor: Ancheta, JR
Course No: NONC F045 F01 (CRN 51521)
Meets: 6/25/2021 - 6/27/2021
Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $160

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Instructor: Rakower, Simon
Course No: NONC F041 FE1 (CRN 51526)
Meets: 5/4/2021 - 6/1/2021
Tuesday, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
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. Review geometry and physics of the bicycle, the world’s most efficient means of transportation.
Students should bring a bicycle to class to work on. This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Advanced Bike Hacking
Instructor: Rakower, Simon
Course No: NONC F042 FE1 (CRN 51522)
Meets: 5/6/2021 - 6/3/2021
Thursday, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Students will work on bicycle hacking projects of their choosing using the information and techniques covered in the Bicycle Maintenance and Repair course. Familiarity with the subjects covered in the intro class is assumed however, having taken the intro class is recommended but not required. Students are required to meet with the instructor in April to map out the hack(s) to be completed during this advanced course.
Students should bring a bicycle to class to work on. This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Lumen Printing & Handmade Photos
Instructor: Lazarus, Jason
Course No:
ART F040 F01 (CRN 51026)
COJO F040 F01 (CRN 51045)
Meets: 5/8/2021 - 5/9/2021
Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 pm
This course instructs students in the process of creating cameraless photographic prints with the power of the sun using expired and unused photo paper. Requiring no prior darkroom experience, students will learn how to make colorful impressions of botanical items with little more than some paper, plants and a single photo chemical.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Intro to Aerial Silks
Instructor: Rogers, Teal
Course No: NONC F046 FE1 (CRN 51555)
Meets: 6/2/2021 - 6/30/2021
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Aerial Silks is a combination of art and athletics taking acrobatic movement off the ground and suspending it into the air. No experience is necessary. Class is geared towards active adults who are looking for a slower-paced class but want to try suspended-based arts. This course is hands-on, as students learn the foundational concepts of aerial arts and progress into a dynamic series of movements. Students should expect to invert during class, though it is not required to enjoy the course. No weight limit. Ages 18+.
Location is Golden Heart Performing Arts, 2815 Horner Court Unit 3, with UAF shuttle service available from Wood Center.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $180

Bookmaking: Collage as Content

Instructor: Klass, Margo
Course No: ART F042 F01 (CRN 51529)
Meets: 6/4/2021 - 6/6/2021
Friday, 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm (with 1 hour break at noon)
This workshop focuses on using collage to tell a story. A combination of form, color, and space become a visual language to impart content. Just as we read from left to right, we will create our collaged images progressively from one panel to the next, intentionally including both movement and rest throughout the 6-paneled concertina structure. Discrete areas of hand-stitched texture will be added to punctuate space and embellish forms. A colophon, on the reverse of the last panel, can include written information about its imagery, if desired. The completed concertina will be cased in board covers, with an inset cover plate, to create the finished book.
The workshop format will include the following:
• Pre-workshop appointment (in person, with masks and social distancing) to pick up materials, select palette, and determine scale for your project.
• Workshop sessions on Zoom as outlined above.
• Post-workshop appointments (virtual or in person) to bring project to completion.
A list of materials, tools, and other information will be provided upon registration.
Materials pickup will be Wednesday, June 2 (noon-2pm).This course is offered through synchonous Zoom sessions. Good internet connection is required.
This course is offered via ZOOM.
Noncredit. Cost: $180

Basic Botanical Art
Instructor: Stomberg, Karen
Course No: ART F043 F01 (CRN 51530)
Meets: 6/4/2021 - 6/6/2021
Friday, 6:00-8:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Peonies are a spectacular signature plant at Georgeson Botanical Garden. We’ll be touring the peonies with garden manager Katie DiCristina on the first evening of class--June 11 th . You will choose a bud or bloom to study and draw in our classroom for the next two days. We’ll begin with observation, making an optional study page, then will do a contour drawing adding tonal values to work out the complex flower forms before creating color keys and layering in colors.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $175

Basic Home Maintenance 101
Instructor: Turnbough, Kevin
Course No: NONC F049 FE1 (CRN 51523)
Meets: 6/7/2021 - 6/21/2021
Monday and Tuesday, 6 - 8:00 pm
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.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $155

Botanical Art: Fairbanks Peonies
Instructor: Stomberg, Karen
Course No: ART F044 F01 (CRN 51527)
Meets: 6/11/2021 - 6/13/2021
Friday, 6-8:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Demonstrations, inspirations from traditional and contemporary botanicals, individual instruction, and optional exercises will guide your progress. Some experience is preferred for attendance in this class.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $175

Let's Play Golf
Instructor: Contreras, James
Course No: NONC F043 F01 (CRN 51525)
Meets: 6/15/2021 - 7/22/2021
Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2:00 pm
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.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $225

Let's Play Golf II
Instructor: Contreras, James
Course No: NONC F044 F01 (CRN 51524)
Meets: 6/15/2021 - 7/22/2021
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30-4:00 pm
Ready to ramp your golf skills up to the next level? PGA professional J.C. Contreras will work with you to achieve your goals.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $225

Fly-fishing Weekend
Instructor: Jones, Shann
Course No: NONC F040 F01 (CRN 51528)
Meets: 6/19/2021 - 6/20/2021
Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Introduction to the art and science of fly-fishing, providing necessary knowledge to make educated fly tackle selections. Students will also learn how use a fly rod to cast a fishing fly with pinpoint accuracy, tie fishing knots and construct their own leaders, select fishing flies, and, most importantly, learn where fish live and how best to catch (and release) them. Scientific information on Alaskan freshwater fish, habitat, entomology, and stream ecology will be covered in the context of practical fishing advice.
Non-residents can obtain a three-day license at local vendors. Participants must also provide their own boots and field clothing. Fly rods, reels and other tackle will be available for workshop participants’ use.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

Paint Like Sydney Laurence
Instructor: Albanese, Mary
Course No: ART F041 FXA (CRN 51027)
Meets: 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021
Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm
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

Portrait Photography Workshop
Instructor: Ancheta, JR
Course No: NONC F045 F01 (CRN 51521)
Meets: 6/25/2021 - 6/27/2021
Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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.
This course is offered face-to-face.
Noncredit. Cost: $160

Adult Bug Camp
Instructor: Sikes, Derek
Course No: BIOL F040 FE1 (CRN 51556)
Meets: 7/16/2021 - 7/18/2021
Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1:00 pm-6:15 pm
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.
This course is offered via ZOOM.
Noncredit. Cost: $135

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.