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 Winter Warm-Ups features the 2015 Camden Conference on 'Russia Resurgent'.

A selected series of videos will be shown starting on Saturday, January 16th, for three weeks from 1 to 3pm in Science 102. There will be a discussion following the showings.

January 16 -'Riddle Inside the Enigma: Origins of Russian Conduct at Home and in the World' by Matthew Rojansky and 'History Matters: Politics of the Past in Putin's Russia' by Nina Tumarkin

January 23 -'Post-Crimean Russia and Prospects for its Future' by Nikolay Petrov; 'The Russian Economy and its Influence on Politics' by Daniel Treisman; 'Russia 2015 - Lost in Translation' by Fyodor Lukyanov

January 30 -'Russia-Ukraine and the Broader Implications' by Steven Pifer; 'Europe's Russia Challenge' by Constanze Stelzenmuller; 'Rethinking US-Russia Relations' by Thomas Graham

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See Our 2016 Spring Brochure

It's time to sign up for the Spring 2016 session. Offerings start on March 7th and run through May.
The registration deadline is February 1st and getting your enrollment form in promptly will help make sure you can get in the classes you want. Include $25.00 membership renewal for 2016 only if you did not renew in the fall of 2015.

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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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