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 Fall Semester features 20 Exciting offerings.

Join us and explore a class in 'Birding Basics' or perhaps a 'Historic Review of Climate Change'. How about a class in 'Creative Collage' or perhaps a session with Dr. Robert B. Arseneau, Ph.D.in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley on the 2016 Presidential Election.

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See Our 2016 Fall Brochure

It's time to sign up for the 2016 Fall Session. Offerings start on September 3rd and run through November 5th.
The registration deadline is July 22nd 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 2017. Your membership is due at this time. Your 2017 membership runs from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

Read More and get your Fall 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