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

Dear Coastal Senior College Friends

We want to let you know that we’re still here!

We know we all miss the camaraderie and fun of CSC classes and events.

The CSC board and committee members have been meeting virtually to explore how we might offer online classes until we can again resume our in-person programs. When we know more, we will let you know. Visit the ​CSC website​ and our ​Facebook page​.

We realize how important it is for us all to remain connected and to continue to learn and socialize, even if it is virtually. In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a variety of online offerings that we’re enjoying right now and we want to share with you.

Best wishes,

Shelly Swazey CSC President


What happens when 3 Mainers – a cartographer, a writer (CSC’s Cathy Jewitt), and a photographer walk into a museum? To find out the answer, we invite you to explore the origins of the project and the first post – Postcards from Gus, #1
A modern travelogue from Maine’s past




Learn more at ​​​Maine Audubon website​.


The Getty Museum challenged online visitors to re-create art masterpieces from their collection using everyday household items. Enjoy the side by side comparisons as documented in this Time​ magazine article.



Stream a different opera anytime between 7:30 PM and 6:30 AM. Check the schedule through April 19 on their website.



Do you enjoy teaching adults who love to learn?

Do you have an interest in topics that you’d like to share with your friends and neighbors? If so, we invite you to become a member of the Coastal Senior College faculty and our learning community of over 400 members. Our mission is to enrich the lives of seniors through the joy of lifelong learning. CSC is one of 17 members in the Maine Senior College Network (maineseniorcollege.org).

Our 30 plus volunteer faculty include academics, professionals and knowledgeable instructors who graciously teach classes in the liberal arts and sciences, healthy living and outdoor and hands-on learning to those 50 and older in Lincoln and Knox counties. We invite you to discuss teaching opportunities by contacting the curriculum committee co-chair, Byron Stuhlman, bstuhl@tidewater.net.

MidCoast Transportation Options

Independence Day Is Coming!

On April 20, 2020, the Board of Directors of Coastal Senior College, one of 17 senior colleges in the Maine Senior College Network, voted unanimously to transition to independent status from the University of Maine System. With the full support and encouragement of our UMA Rockland Center affiliate, Coastal Senior College will become the 6th independent senior college in the Maine Senior College Network by July 1, 2021. Independent not-for-profit status will give CSC the increased flexibility and benefits that come with full autonomy.

“For example, in addition to our excellent classes, more opportunities to participate in a variety of activities, groups and programs will be available for our members. Also, once this transition is complete, students will be able to register and pay for for CSC courses online,” said Shelly Swazey, President of Coastal Senior College.

The decision to transition coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the entire Spring 2020 trimester of CSC courses. “We plan to resume in-person classes and programs once it is safe again to gather in groups. However, if this remains untenable, then we will be ready to use technology like Zoom to keep our CSC learning community connected,”

Swazey continued, “Zoom technology is easy to learn to use, and can offer the community the opportunity to get to know the many benefits of becoming a member of Coastal Senior College.”

We invite you to also visit the Coastal Senior College Facebook page to stay informed as our transition and planning continue.

Click to read the Maine Seniors Feature on Jean and Harvey Moody

And Coastal Senior College

Thanks to Judith Mitchell for the wonderful owl illustrations.