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Important Covid-19 Update As Of August 15th!!

Effective Immediately – the following policy applies at the UMM campus: 

The University Of Maine System is now requiring that all students have a Covid-19 vaccination in order to attend a class on campus and masks will be required for any in-person classes.  Since Sunrise Senior College is an affiliate of the University of Maine at Machias, this applies to any of our students as well.  With the current outbreak in the virus, we feel this makes sense and are adopting the same policy for all in-person classes held by SSC – whether on campus or off-site.

The class host will be asking anyone attending class in-person for proof of vaccination at the first session and will mark the attendance sheet accordingly.  Anyone signed up for an in-person class who is not vaccinated or that will not prove they are vaccinated will be asked to leave.  We will send out reminders to everyone before each class.  Zoom students are exempt from this.

The best advice we have at this time is to carry your vaccination record and/or a copy with you at all times.  If asked please show it.  Entry to the Merrill Library and the Reynolds Center will require you to show proof of vaccination when entering or you must remain masked on campus.

Please know that we will attempt to keep the latest Covid-19 policy information for UMM updated on our website. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding in these trying times,

Jacqueline O’Clair, SSC Board Chair 

Online Registration for Fall Classes Is Now Open!

Registering online is safe & easy! 

For a paper registration form for our Fall classes, click here and mail to:

SSC Registrar
28 Church Lane, Marshfield, ME  04654
Please make your checks payable to UMM.

Our Fall 2021 Semester is starting soon!  Just click on any presentation below you are interested in to read all about it and learn about the presenter.  See you there!

Have You Renewed your SSC Membership for the 2022 Season Yet?

If you haven’t renewed your Membership for the 2022 season yet – now’s the time!  Membership runs from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022, and we’re able to keep the cost at $25.00.  You can renew your Membership when you’re registering for our great Fall programs – just make sure you’ve selected the 2022 Membership before you checkout.  If you want to renew your Membership but you’re not ready to enroll in any classes yet, click here to go directly to Membership registration:  

2021-2022 Sunrise Senior College Membership Dues

2021 Fall Semester Series

F2101 – Landscape Painting: Origin and Developments  

   with Dr. Joel Wilcox    

               Class Completed
F2102 – Sculpture Workshop

   with John McMurray

Started Saturday, September 11th
               Class Underway
F2103 – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Carnival and Lent

   with Dr. Gerard NeCastro

Started Tuesday, September 14th
               Class Underway
F2104 – The Feminist Ethics of Care

   with Dr. Sandy Fairbanks

Wednesday, September 15th
               Class Completed
F2105 – The Rural Healthcare System is Broken. How Can We Work Together to Fix It?

   with Dr. Tora Johnson

Starts Thursday, September 16th
F2106 – Why Scientific Names Change: The Foundations of Scientific Classification

   with Dr. Eric Jones

               Instructor Cancelled
F2107 – Create Your Own Healing/Spirit Doll

   with Laurie Baird

Friday, September 24th
F2108 – Anglo-Saxon England

   with Dr. Mark Brown

Starts Thursday, September 30th
F2109 – Trails: A Real Hike but Also a Metaphor for Life

   with Peter Duston

Starts Tuesday, October 12th
F2110 – Making the Most of Ancestry.Com to Research Your Family’s History

   with Dr. James Oberly

Starts Wednesday, October 20th
F2111 – Making Christmas Ornaments

   with Suzie O’Clair

Starts Friday, October 22nd
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Membership runs from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022

A Learning Experience for those age 50 and over and their spouse or partner of any age.


SSC is a member run, all volunteer organization, deeply committed to providing intellectual stimulation, practical knowledge, fun and social interaction for those 50 and over in our community. 

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