Fall Term I 2022 Courses

Fall Term I begins the week of September 12, 2022. Consult the website and course bulletin for specific dates, times, and locations of class meetings. This term there are in-person options, on Zoom options, and a hybrid option (in-person as well as on Zoom). Look at “Where” in the table below for this information. Note – Classes that are on Zoom will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the class at the time it is offered, but would like to watch the class recordings, you may register for the class. Please notify us that you will not attend; we will send you the recordings.

Registration is online. Current members will receive an email with the registration link on August 22, 2022. We encourage you to pay your membership in advance. On August 24, 2022, the registration link will be published below.


Membership is required to take a course. You must pay your membership fee this fiscal year (July 1, 2022– June 30, 2023) in order to register for a course.



Peter Griffin
George Young
9:30-11:30 a.m.
1:00-2:30 p.m.
In-Person - Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick
On Zoom
8-week course begins 9/12/22
6-week course begins 9/12/22 On Zoom


Bob Bunselmeyer
Hugh Clark
Stuart Gillespie
9:30-11:00 a.m.
12:30-2:00 p.m.
2:30-4:30 p.m.
On Zoom
On Zoom
In Person - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick
8-week course begins 9/13/22
5-week course begins 9/13/22
7-week course begins 9/20/22


Martin Samelson
Niles Schore
David Spurr
10:00-11:30 a.m.
9:30-11:30 a.m.
1:00-2:30 p.m.
On Zoom
On Zoom
On Zoom
4-week course begins 10/5/22
8-week course begins 9/14/22
6-week course begins 9/21/22


Terry Porter
Charisse Gendron
Doug Bennett
9:30-11:00 a.m.
9:30-11:00 a.m.
1:00-3:00 p.m.
On Zoom
On Zoom
On Zoom
6-week course begins 9/15/22
8-week course begins 9/15/22
6-week course begins 9/15/22


Susan Goran
Jayne Boisvert
9:30-11:00 a.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
On Zoom
Hybrid: In Person at UMaine Brunswick campus and On Zoom
6-week course begins 9/16/22
8-week course begins 9/16/22


Space is limited; if a class is full, please notify us of your interest at mscoffice@midcoastseniorcollege.org.

Two persons in a household sharing one Zoom screen are granted discounted tuition:

  • Single Person Registration: Tuition is $60 per course
  • Double Person Registration (Two people in one household sharing a computer screen): Tuition is $50 per course.

Scholarship Assistance

MSC offers confidential tuition waivers to its members from a scholarship fund. We urge you to contact us if our fees are outside your budget. Simply send your request to info@midcoastseniorcollege.org and we will reach out to you. There are no forms to complete.

Course Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy

If you need to withdraw from a course, you must do so prior to the first day of the week of the term in order to receive a refund. If MSC cancels a course due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances you will receive a full refund of tuition. Membership fees are not reimbursed.

Online Classes

Classes use Zoom. Zoom class links will be provided upon registration. If you need assistance please contact Clare Durst at briegull@gmail.com.

Learn more about using Zoom

Helpful Info Sheets

  • Zoom Instruction for Students
  • Zoom Etiquette for Students
  • iPad Zoom Controls
  • Zoom Buttons – Microphone and Camera
  • Zoom Buttons – Speaker and Gallery Views
  • Getting to your first Zoom class

What is Zoom? Zoom is a video conferencing program that allows you to meet online, take a class, and see and hear your teacher and other participants. Below are useful tips and suggestions for using Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to participate in a class but you will need to download the Zoom application on your computer or tablet device. If you need personal help with Zoom, email Clare Durst at briegull@gmail.com or contact MSC at mscoffice@midcoastseniorcollege.org.

How do I get Zoom? You can go to Zoom from a desktop computer or a laptop, an iPad or other tablet or a mobile phone, or even a Kindle Fire. Some old computers do not have a camera and/or microphone, but they have been standard on most computers for 6-8 years. If you wish, you can call into the class using the number provided and listen and speak, and see the teacher’s presentation.

When do I get the Zoom link for my class? Before your class begins, you will receive an email with a link to your Zoom class. The link will be the same for each class meeting. At the time of the class, click the link and follow any instructions. (If it is your first time using Zoom, you will be prompted with questions to install the software — answer affirmative. This occurs only the first time you use it.)

Tips for being a Zoom student:

  • The Toolbar is at the bottom of your screen, on most computers, and at the top if you are using a tablet or phone. Move your cursor over that location and it will appear.
  • Check the name that appears on your picture. If it is not your first and last name, please change it to your name. To change your name, click on the three dots next to the “Mute” button at the top of your picture to the right; “rename” will appear. Or, right click on your name at the bottom of the screen (for PCs) / left click (for Macs) and a pop-up will appear with “rename” on it.
  • Pay attention to the lighting in your room and the placement of yourself in the Zoom screen. Adjust your computer so that you are positioned in a way that allows all to see you clearly
  • The Mute button on the toolbar (find microphone icon) allows others to hear you or to mute yourself. It is best to mute yourself unless you are speaking. If there is a slash across the microphone you are muted.
  • To speak, click on the microphone and it will un-mute you, or hold the space bar down to temporarily un-mute yourself and talk.
  • When you have a comment, raise your hand (so the others can see you) and your instructor or co-host will call on you to speak. You may also type your comment into the “Chat” screen.
  • Clicking on the “Gallery” view (a box that looks like “Hollywood Squares”) lets you see everyone that is participating. “Speaker” view highlights the person who is speaking. Experiment with both views to see which you prefer best.
  • The Camera button, next to the Mute button, turns the video on and off. This controls whether others can see you in the meeting. Turn off video if you are moving around a lot as this can be disruptive to the others in the class.
  • To leave the class before it has ended you can click “Leave Meeting” on the toolbar.

In-Person Classes

  • Face coverings or masks are optional as in accordance with state and CDC policy.
  • All students and instructors must be fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot.
  • Practice social distancing – spread out in the classroom as much as practicable.
  • These are current requirements, we will stay flexible.

Books & Readings

Course descriptions include information regarding books:

  • “Required” book = strongly recommended
  • “Suggested” or “Recommended” books = optional reading

It’s the student’s responsibility to acquire books.


Contact MSC with questions or for assistance by email at mscoffice@midcoastseniorcollege.org or call (207) 725-4900.

Course Calendar

Courses are offered in the Fall (Term I and Term II) and the Spring (Term I and Term II). The dates are below. Consult the website often for specific information including start date, length of class, and meeting schedule.:

Fall Term I 2022:

Begins Sept. 12, 2022 Ends Nov. 4, 2022 Registration in Aug.

Fall Term II 2022:

Begins Nov. 7, 2022 Ends Dec. 16, 2022 Registration in Oct.

Spring Term I 2023:

Begins Feb. 13, 2023 Ends Apr. 7, 2023 Registration in Jan.

Spring Term II 2023:

Begins Apr. 10, 2023 Ends May 19, 2023 Registration in Mar.


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