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 Current Course Offerings for the Summer 2015 Session

Hurry! The Summer Shorts starts June 4, 2015, and runs through August 18, 2015
The signup deadline is May 10th and we have a limited number of openings. Getting your enrollemnt form in early will her make sure you are not left out. If your membership is current for 2015 there is no additional cost to attend these events.

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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.

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