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Seniors Achieving Greater Education

Seniors Achieving Greater Education

Seniors Achieving Greater Education (SAGE) welcomes intellectually curious adults, age 50 and older. Do you have a desire to learn in the company of people with both shared and different perspectives? SAGE brings members together in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere to discover new things about the world and about themselves. There are no admission requirements, no examinations and no grades-learning is its own reward

After 20 years SAGE has a new membership fee structure. The new annual membership fee is $25.00 (September 1 – August 31). No more semester fees. For each course there is a $5 charge. Some courses may have an additional fee, usually for course materials.

SAGE began in fall of 1998. We offer courses that vary in length from three to eight weeks. The courses are planned and led on a volunteer basis by our own members and guests. Course formats range from lectures and discussions to field trips and hands-on learning. Course topics include arts, sciences, current events, foreign affairs, and specialty courses. We have two sessions per year, one beginning in October, and the other in mid-March. Classes usually meet for two hours once a week. Excursions to special places and events are planned whenever possible.


The University of Maine system, which includes University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI), has closed all their campuses for classes as of Friday. This ban on onsite classes includes Seniors Achieving Greater Education (SAGE), a special program of UMPI. Therefore, SAGE announces that it has cancelled their Spring session completely, including the Kick Off event, scheduled for March 20, 2020.As a result, SAGE will refund all course fees to those who have already registered for the Spring session. Payments by credit card will be refunded with a credit issued to their credit card. A refund check will be mailed to those who paid by check.
As an alternative to the physical classes, SAGE will be exploring the possibility of having some online classes. Check out SAGE-UMPI on Facebook for updates.

For more information, please contact the SAGE office at or call 207.768.9501 and leave a message. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.