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. 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.
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!
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, 2016 Adventures
Registration begins January 4
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- With Pick, Axe, and Trowel: The Folk Architecture of America, Aho
- Australia Dreaming, Bauer
- Icehouse – Greenhouse: Earth’s Ancient Climate History, Cartwright
- Uncovering the Mystery of Woodcut Printing, Miller
- Last Songs: Instrumental and Vocal Music Composed in the Final Years of Life, Roberts
- Soviet Collapse: How it Happened and its Meaning Today – the view of a Participant, Sell
- Climbing Your Family Tree, Helen Shaw
- The Shrines of Jerusalem, Stuhlman
- Handmade II, Winkes
CSC Enrollment Record
Fall, 2014 set a record for the total number of members enrolled in CSC courses. It was also the first time we have had two classes at the same time with about 50 students each.
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.