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, and 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 single event 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 Warm Ups program presented during January and February is open to all and helps bring people together during the cold winter months.

Latest New

Annual Meeting Date Set

Mark your calendars for Friday June 16th at 2pm.

All current members will receive your invite in the mail shortly.  The program will run from 2pm to 4pm and highlight our last 15 years.  Coffee, Tea and light deserts will be served.

Stay in touch – our Spring 2017 Session has begin and will end in May.   

The 2017 Summer Shorts Semester brochure is now available. – Register for these events by May 10th.

Join us this Summer, in a series of 8 wonderful events.  Want to learn about the 2017 Solar Eclipse or perhaps a History of Wild Blueberries.  How about a tour of Historic Machias or a discussion of Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics.  Be sure and take a look at the Sumer Shorts Brochure found on the About Us page.

Go to the About Us page to see the latest brochure .

Your 2017 membership runs from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.  Be sure to include your $25.00 membership renewal for 2017 with your spring registration.

The 2018 Fall Semester Signup is Starting

The sign up period will run until July 21st.  Please remember that your 2018 Dues are to be included with your fall registration.

Go to the About Us page to see the latest brochure and registration form. The Fall Semester Course booklet should be arriving at you home in the next few days.


Read the latest edition of the Jabberwocky: Spring 2017 Jabberwocky


The Jabberwocky is Sunrise 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 activities we make available throughout the year.