Community Programs and Services

Art Gallery

The UMM Art Gallery regularly features special exhibits as well as works from the University's permanent collection. The Gallery is open Monday-Friday afternoons while classes are in session for the Fall and Spring semesters; please call 207-255-1279 for an appointment to visit the Gallery at all other times, or when classes are not in session.

Office of Community Services

UMM's Office of Community Services can help your organization plan a meeting, conference, or function at the University of Maine at Machias. For more information, contact Gabrielle Rushforth at or by phone 207-255-1235.

Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education

The Downeast Institute is a self-governing, non-profit organization which, as part of its mission, serves as a marine field station for the University of Maine at Machias. DEI is located at Black Duck Cove on Great Wass Island, approximately 30 miles from the UMM campus.

Early College Program

UMM's Early College Program enables exceptional high school students from Washington and Hancock County the opportunity to take courses at the University of Maine at Machias. For more information, call Carol Wolf at 207-255-1264.

Elizabeth Clarke Flaherty Early Care and Education Center

The Elizabeth Clarke Flaherty ECEC serves the child care needs of both the University and Washington County. The center has full- and part-time slots for infants through pre-schoolers, and recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children - one of only 45 child care centers in Maine to do so. For more information, contact the Flaherty Early Care and Education Center at 207-255-1441.

Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center

A fitness and recreation center for the University and the Washington County community. Monthly or annual memberships, as well as day passes, are available to the general public to use the pool, gymnasium, cardiovascular and strength training equipment - or maybe take a fitness class or work with a personal trainer. Visit the Murdock Fitness and Aquatics Center Web page for more information.

Summer Camps

UMM offers several summer camps for youth with interests in art, the environment, outdoor recreation, and more. Visit the UMM Summer Camps Web page for more information.

Sunrise Senior College

Since 2002, Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the University of Maine at 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 and their spouses or partners. There are no tests or grades, no homework and no prior college education is required. However, some classes recommend reading certain books or plays to enrich the course experience, and others suggest writing assignments to hone creative skills.

Washington County Consortium

The Washington County Consortium for School Improvement is a partnership of the school districts of Washington County, the University of Maine at Machias and the Washington County Community College. It was founded by the Superintendents of Schools in 1994 with the goal of helping to improve the schools in the county. It is designed to support the learning of educators and their students, including those with special needs.

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