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 of any age.

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 News

F1802 – Expand Your Intuition and Become an Elder Woman of Wisdom is cancelled.  Do to an unforeseen issue this course has to be cancelled.

The 2018 Summer Shorts are now under way!  

It’s not to late to sign up for presentations that are in July or August.

Fall 2018 Enrollment is open.

The fall registration period runs until July 21, 2018 and classes start on September 8th.   It’s time to sign up for your favorite Fall programs.  Please remember your $25.00 annual membership fee is due with your registration.

Please visit the About Us page to view the brochure and sign up for classes.

Your 2019 membership runs from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.  Be sure to include your $25.00 membership renewal for 2019. 

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


Read the latest edition of the Jabberwocky: Spring 2018 Jabberwocky



The Jabberwocky is Sunrise Senior College’s newsletter 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.