An All-Volunteer Enrichment Experience

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the University of Maine, Machias, provides a curriculum of intellectually stimulating programs, practical knowledge, social interaction, and special activities for Washington County residents fifty years of age or older, their spouses and/or partners.

There are no tests or grades and no prior college education is required however, some classes recommend reading certain books or plays to enrich the course experience while others may suggest writing assignments to help hone your creative skills.

A variety of courses are offered during the Spring and Fall months, most lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We also offer a series of Summer Short Programs from June to the end of August that are free to members and uniquely designed to fit the busy lifestyle of Mainers.

These programs are very popular with many of our 'Snowbirds' that visit Maine during the summer months. Our Winter Shorts program presented during January and February is open to all and helps bring people together during the cold winter months.

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See Our 2015 Fall Brochure

It's time to sign up for the Fall 2015 session. Offerings start on September 2nd and run through October 29th.
The registration deadline is August 15th and getting your enrollment form in promptly will help make sure you can get in the classes you want. Your membership renewal of $25.00 for 2016 is due at this time so make sure to include it with your registration.

Read More and get your Fall Registration Form

Read the lastest edition of the Jabberwocky

The Jabberwocky is Sunise Senior College's newspaper and is published twice a year. Want to know more about who we are? This publication is an excellent way to gain an understanding of what we are all about and the types of activites we make available throughout the year.

Read the Jabberwockey