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.

Our 2016 Summer Shorts features 10 Exciting offerings.

Join us and explore a class in 'US Energy Security' or perhaps 'Digital Photography'. or for an additional charge of $45.00 a day of Whale Watching. In August we are offering an exciting conversation about the "The 2016 Presidential Nomination Contest" presented by Dr. Robert B. Arseneau, Political Science from U.C. Berkeley.

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See Our 2016 Summer Shorts Brochure

It's time to sign up for the 2016 Summer Shorts Session. Offerings start on June 16th and run through August.
The registration deadline is May 10th and getting your enrollment form in promptly will help make sure you can get in the programs you want. Include $25.00 membership renewal for 2016 only if you did not renew for this year. Your 2016 membership runs from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

Read More and get your Summer Regestration 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