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

Winter Warm-ups (Movie Warm-ups) starts January 13, 2018.   The program will run on Saturdays from 1/13/18 to 2/17/18.   All movies will be shown at 1:30 pm in Science 102.   Watch your emails from SSC announcing what will be shown each week during the program.  

Your 2018 membership runs from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.  Be sure to include your $25.00 membership renewal for 2018 with your spring registration.

The 2018 Spring Semester Signup is Starting

The sign up period will run until February 10, 2018.  Please remember that if you have not paid your 2018 dues they should be included with your Spring 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: 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.