Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning

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Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning provides a variety of learning opportunities year-round. Academic 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. It ends with another intensive two-week term, AUGUSTmester, which takes place just prior to the start of the fall semester.

In the fall and spring, SSLL offers courses in the Weekend College. In early 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 semester begins. Professional and continuing education courses are offered throughout the year.

In addition to standard collegiate academic programs, weekend focus and special interest classes, both credit and noncredit, are offered to community members and college students. Campus activities for youth includes dozens of summer day camps for school-age children, business and leadership training, and the Visual Art 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 minimum of 40 lectures, concerts and recreational activities for students and community members. In January, a Here Comes the Sun community concert is associated with WINTERmester.

SSLL educational travel programs take groups overseas several times each year to study the cultural, political and natural history of destination countries.

For more information, contact Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, 216 Eielson Building, phone or text 907-474-7021, toll free at 866-404-7021, email summer@uaf.edu, or visit the Summer Sessions website.