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Senior College Instructors
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2017 Schedule

Spring Semester 2017
April 3 to May 26
Course schedule
Registration Forms

June 7, 2017
Annual Membership
Meeting & Luncheon

11:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Details available here

Questions About Programs?
(207) 282-4030






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Quote leftNo pre-requisites, no tests, no homework, no grades,
no papers to write, no stress!Quote right

Don't let the word "college" scare you...Are you over 50 and looking for an intellectual and social outlet? A place where you can meet other vibrant and interesting people, learn something new, and have fun? At York County Senior College you can partake of lifelong learning by taking any of a variety of classes designed to meet your interests. Choose from a diverse array of courses.

The Senior College program, not unique to Maine, was once cited in a major magazine as "the reason to retire to Maine." York County Senior College offers three locations for classes and sociability—Alfred, Saco, and Springvale.

We welcome you to join us in this fulfilling educational and social experience.

New Instructors Welcome! Would you like to share your special interest or knowledge with others? You could do so as a Senior College instructor. Just click on the course proposal form (PDF or Word) complete the form and submit. We will contact you.

A Little History

Founded in 1999, York County Senior College is one of 17 such enterprises throughout the state affiliated with the University of Maine System. Council members -- all volunteers, govern it. Though the idea took root in Sanford, YCSC spread to Saco and has enjoyed a steady growth in membership and in the variety of its offerings.

Our Mission

The Senior College exists not only to provide seniors of the county stimulating educational opportunity but also the chance to interact with their peers, in and out of the classroom. Classes are designed to present the interesting, the useful, the entertaining -- requiring only the intellectual involvement of a willing audience. Subject matter of classes, destination of field trips, intensity of interactive social events -- all are dictated by demand and driven by the enthusiasm of the participants. Senior College makes itself eminently accessible -- asking for no entrance requirements, by assigning no homework, by giving neither tests nor grades, and by offering scholarships.


Under the aegis of the University of Maine System, York County Senior College is held together by a governing council of volunteers elected at the College's spring annual meeting in the spring. Members of the council are chosen to serve on several committees that develop and promote its various programs: Curriculum, the Gary Sullivan Lecture Series, Field Trips, Public Relations, and Communication. Through vigilant recruiting, the council infuses new blood into the organization each year.