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.

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Stay in touch – our Spring Session will begin in March 2017.   The Spring Semester brochure is now available.

Go to the About Us page to see the latest brochure .  The sign up period starts now and will end February 3rd.  You will be able to join us and explore classes in ‘Sculpture’, ‘Botanical Creations’, ‘Creative Collage’ or perhaps a session with Dr. Robert B. Arseneau, Political Science from U.C. Berkeley on ‘The Outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election and First 100 days of Trump’s Administration’.   We will be offering 12 different sessions this spring

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.

Read the latest edition of the 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.

2017 Winter Warm-ups

The 2017 Winter Warm-ups will again screen videos of the Camden Conference – this year highlighting “The New Africa”. This is quality, thought-provoking and memorable time well spent. The diversity and authenticity of speakers, from the African continent, Europe and the US, provide keen insight into the issues and successes of the African people. You will leave the room with new information and feel enriched with the stories and strength of the speakers and their people. You won’t think of Africa in the same way again.  It will be held at UMM on January 28th, February 4th and February 18th from 12:30 to 3pm in Science 102.  See details on the About US page.