Learning for the fun of it.
No tests, no papers, and no grades.

CSC college class

Serving mid-coast Maine from Wiscasset to Camden, Coastal Senior College (CSC) provides intellectual stimulation and good company through classes and special events for seniors in Lincoln and Knox counties.  Click here to watch our new CSC video.

Volunteer-driven and managed, CSC is part of Maine’s growing Maine Senior College Network affiliated with Campuses and Outreach Centers of the University of Maine System. For an article on this national movement click here.

Highly knowledgeable instructors lead classes that typically meet for two hours during the week, usually for a full eight-week semester, which should allow you to fit at least one class into your schedule. There are no grades, exams, or term papers required!

Lend us a hand

Special events, forums, lectures, and field trips are also offered to CSC members throughout the year, often noted in one of our e-newsletters. Additional benefits of CSC membership include the opportunity to join the governing board, the operating committees, and volunteer opportunities such as planning special events, assisting instructors, and helping with office tasks.

Senior College is open to all seniors 50 years of age or more, and to their spouses or partners, who value education and have inquiring minds.

The Coastal Senior College business office is located at 91 Camden Street, Suite 402 in Rockland, Maine, on the fourth floor of the Breakwater Building in Rockland at the home of University College facilities at Rockland (URock). Click here for directions.


Winter, 2018 Adventures

Registration begins December 19, 2017
First session is January 30, 2018

Click on a selection to see more information
Click here for information about signing up

Of Wattle, Thatch, and Half-Timbers:
The Folk Architecture of the World (Part II) , Aho

The Memoir Café. Dashiell

God’s Stones: A Social History of Church Building, Donham

Poetry: Donne to Dylan, Frost

Exploring the Larger Reality: Accounts of Un-Looked for Awakenings, Matlack

Maine’s Addiction Crisis – Finding Solutions, Mandel

Homer’s Odyssey, Ward & Ward

The Curse of Minerva: The Parthenon, Its Impact & the Elgin Marbles, Winkes

And the Continuing Groups will continue:

Writers’ Group, Keoughan 

The Challenge of Change, Olsen

CSC Coffeehouse, Newman

Thanks to Judith Mitchell for the wonderful owl illustrations.

Where do Courses Come From?

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for the quality of our classes and is always on the lookout for new instructors with new subjects. Here is the story of one course. If you know someone with expertise and passion for a subject who may be interested in teaching for CSC, please contact a member of the curriculum committee. For more information about teaching for CSC, click here. For a summary of the Curriculum Committee process, please click here.