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

Serving mid-coast Maine from Wiscasset to Camden, Coastal Senior College (CSC) is a welcoming community of learners 50 and older involved in a wide range of intellectual, creative social and physical activities that offer opportunities to learn and connect with others through classes and special events 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 the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Campuses and Outreach Centers of the University of Maine System. For an article on this national Lifelong Learning movement click here.

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

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.

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 University of Maine at Augusta Rockland Center (URock). Click here for directions.

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.

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.

Learn about Seed Banking, Oct 6

Seeds are living beings, just like you and me. Click for details.

Fall 2018 Adventures

Registration begins August 20
First session is September 19

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

Power, Patronage, Politics, and Piety: Florence in the Renaissance, Blaisdell

Little Shop of Memoirs, Dashiell

Watercolor: First Steps, Dias

Strengthening Relationships By Becoming Your Most Effective Self, Fenniman

“Wow! Look at Those Pictures!”
Visual Culture in America (1888 – 2017), Fowles

Cribbage: How to Play and Have Fun, Hatch

Memoir Writing: Crafting Your Own Story from a Kaleidoscope of Memories, Janover

Traveling Home with Tom Jones, J. Ward

The Ultimate Fall Vacation: Cruise the Aegean & Mediterranean with Odysseus, M. Ward

What’s that Monument in the Town Square?
Maine’s Role in the Civil War, Mayer

The Testing of Sir Gawain, Nesslage

Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom, Sabin

Stories of the Sea, Stackpole

Pompeii: A Buried Town Come Alive, Winkes

And the Continuing Groups will continue:

Writers’ Group, Muth

The Challenge of Change, Jon Olsen

CSC Coffeehouse, Newman

Thanks to Judith Mitchell for the wonderful owl illustrations


Mid-Coast Transportation Options

Lincoln County Fish:  LC FISH is a volunteer driving program that works to match Lincoln County residents with drivers at no cost.  Please call 350-9808 if you need a ride for any reason.  Success is not guaranteed but FISH will do their best to assist you.

Mid-Coast Public Transportation (MCPT) is for everyone!  You don’t need to meet any qualifications to use it.  Two business days advance notice is required to schedule a ride.  For more information on availability and fares, please call 338-4769.

MaineCare offers Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) for eligible members. You may be able to get a ride to your appointment or your ride reimbursed by MaineCare if the appointment is covered by MaineCare and you are eligible for transportation services. Knox and Lincoln Counties are covered by Midcoast Connector. You can call them at: 1-855-930-7900.

Rockland area: Mid-Coast Public Transportation and United MidCoast Charities is now running hourly bus trips between Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Walmart in Thomaston on the DASH bus. Check out the ROCKLAND DASH Schedule!

Please do not contact CSC for further information or to schedule transportation.