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CSC Votes Yes for Independence!


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.

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.

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

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