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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The 2018 Summer Semester Signup is Starting

It’s time to sign up for your favorite Summer Shorts programs.  Signups for these exciting events is now open and goes until May 10, 2018.  Please visit the About Us page to view the brochure and sign up for classes.

Mark your calendar: The SSC Annual Meeting will be held on June 15th, 2018 at 2pm.

Your 2018 membership runs from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.  Be sure to include your $25.00 membership renewal for 2018 if you have not yet done so.

The 2018 Spring Semester has started.  But some of our classes that do not start until later in April or in May might still have some openings. It’s still not to late to sign up for these classes so why not do it today.

Go to the About Us page to see the latest brochure and registration form.


Read the latest edition of the Jabberwocky: Winter 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.