Welcome, Class of 2027!
We are thrilled to welcome you to Maine Maritime Academy and look forward to meeting you in person soon. Here you will find information, tasks to complete, and opportunities to connect by attending one of our three New Student Orientation sessions or by joining us at virtual Q & A opportunities throughout the summer. This year’s New Student Orientation will provide in-person opportunities for you to connect with your peers, get to know our campus, and ensure that you are ready for a successful semester this fall.
In-Person Orientation Sessions
Choosing your in-person session is part of your housing application, which will be available starting February 1, 2023, so be sure to complete that and choose which in-person session you’d like to attend. These sessions are optional, but we do hope you will join us on campus.
- Session 1: June 3 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Session 2: June 24* | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Session 3: July 15** | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Students needing to fly to campus are encouraged to attend this session, as there will be an evening activity offered on June 24th.
**Non-traditional students and transfers are encouraged to attend this session.
Students who have registered for Orientation have received the following email (via their mma.edu email)
New Student Orientation will be here before we know it! I’m excited to inform you that you have been assigned to Session 1 (or 2 or 3), which takes place Saturday, June 3, 2023 (June 24 or July 15)
We strongly encourage you to share this email with your family or anyone who may have an interest in learning more about Orientation or access to information for new students.
Check-in for New Student Orientation will be between 8:30 – 9:00 am on Saturday, June 3rd (or June 24, July 15). Orientation will end by 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided for students during your NSO session. More information about the official schedule will be announced on the New Student Information webpage.
Parking will be available to participating students, guests, and families in the parking lots around Curtis Hall. You can see a map of campus here.
If you are an incoming student traveling in from out of state without family or other guests we may be able to provide transportation from the airport and housing for you the night before New Student Orientation. You will be able to request these accommodations once you’ve made travel arrangements.
To help us plan, we ask that all students complete the New Student Orientation Details Form at mystudentlife.mma.edu under “Forms”. HERE is a tutorial to help you complete that form. Please complete this form no later than May 22, 2023.
Family and Guests:
Incoming students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests with them to in person New Student Orientation! While students participate in their student schedule, families and guests will have a session in the morning to address many of their questions, gain valuable insights into their student’s programs, and learn about their future here at Maine Maritime Academy in a session of their own. They will then be invited to have lunch with other families and some faculty and staff, as well as spend time getting to know the town of Castine. Family and guests can enjoy the area while their students continue their sessions and meet back up with them for the closing session.
MMA is unable to provide housing accommodations for families traveling to Castine for New Student Orientation in our residence halls; however, you can find more information on local accommodations and read about the Castine Area for additional resources for planning your visit. There may be availability in our on campus hotel rooms for reservation – please reach out to conference services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-326-2283. Those families who wish to become further involved with the campus community are encouraged to join the Maine Maritime Academy Parents Association Facebook page and to join the Mariner Family Connection.
Bucksport, Maine is the nearest town where there are also accommodations (Bucksport Inn & Fort Knox Park Inn), food and a bit to do!
If you have any further questions that need to be answered prior to arrival, please contact us or visit our New Student Information webpage.
We look forward to welcoming you to campus this summer!
Dean of Students
207.326.2138 || Curtis Hall
Tasks to Complete
- Complete Housing Application
- Choose Meal Plan
- Sign Up For In-Person Orientation Session
- Complete Roommate Selection Process (opens May 15th)
- View Your Checklist
- View & Accept Financial Aid
- Register for Classes (starting June 5th)
- View & Pay Your Bill
- Complete This Required Pre-Registration Training Course
- Registration for Fall courses opens June 5th, 10 AM
- Registration for Fall courses closes June 18th, 10 PM
Forms & Resources
Your arrival date on campus will depend on your major, if you are a member of the Regiment of Midshipmen, and if you are a member of a fall athletic team.
- New Student Roommate Request Process Opens | Monday, May 15th
- Registration for Fall courses Opens | Monday, June 5th, 10 AM
- Registration for Fall courses Closes | Sunday, June 18th, 10 PM
- New Student Roommate Request Process Closes | Monday, July 17th
- Roommate Assignments are Announced | Monday, July 24th
- Men & Women’s Soccer Arrival | Friday, August 18th, 10 AM – 12 PM
- Volleyball & Sailing Arrival |Friday, August 18th, 10 AM – 12 PM
- Regimental Preparatory Training Arrival | Sunday, August 20th, 8 AM – 10 AM
- Men and Women’s Cross Country Arrival (optional preseason) | Monday, August 21st, 10 am – 12 pm
- New Student Arrival | Friday, August 25th, 1 PM – 3 PM
- Ship Jump | Sunday, August 27th
- Convocation & Academic Orientation for First-Year Students | Monday, August 28th
- First Day of Classes | Tuesday, August 29th
If you have questions about when to arrive, please contact Deidra Davis at Deidra.email@example.com.
For the full academic calendar visit the Academic Calendar page.
Welcome aboard Midshipmen Under Guidance (MUGS)! We are proud to welcome you to Maine Maritime Academy and look forward to getting to know you over the course of your New Student Orientation. If you have questions about the following resources, please contact Anne Kowalski, CWO4, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-326-2250.
Part of getting to know MMA is getting to know our abbreviations & acronyms!
- MEO – Marine Engineering Operations
- MET – Marine Engineering Technology
- MSE – Marine Systems Engineering
- PEO – Power Engineering Technology
- PET – Power Engineering Operations
- IBL – International Business & Logistics
- MB – Marine Biology
- MS -Marine Science
- MTO – Marine Transportation Operations
- VOT – Vessel Operations and Technology
- SVO – Small Vessel Operations
1) The lowest part of a ship’s hull
2) The Curtis Hall recreational space that hosts a kitchen, TVs, Video Game Lounge, Tabletop games, board games and general lounge space
- The Main Dining Room located in Alfond Student Center
- The dining area on a ship
1) The Regiment of Midshipmen allows students to apply for nontraditional student status within the Regiment if they are: 24 years of age or older, married, or a veteran with at least 2 years of military service and an honorable discharge
2) According to the ANTSHE (Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education) nontraditional students may have the following characteristics: being independent for financial aid purposes, having one or more dependents, being a single caregiver, not having a traditional high school diploma, delaying postsecondary enrollment, attending school part time, and being employed full time.
A critical component to being a leader in any field is being time conscious and having the ability to manage our time effectively. Many of you are familiar measuring time in 12 hour increments, however this can often cause confusion as to AM or PM hours. For matters of convenience and clear communication you will now measure time in 24 hour increments starting at 0000 and going until 2359. All Regimental Events will be posted using the 24 hour format therefore it is critical that midshipman learn and utilize this format if they wish to be successful during their time here.
|24 Hour Cycle||12 Hour Cycle|
The IT department offers several services to help you with your technology needs while on campus. To learn more about these resources, please visit http://news.basementwhat.com/it-department/services-to-know/.
Information for Students and Prospective Students Seeking Accommodation for a Disability can be found on the Accessibility Services page. Questions about disability-related access or accommodations can be directed to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or email@example.com.
To learn more about MMA’s Dining Services, please visit MyDining at http://mainemaritime.sodexomyway.com/.
Get to know your peers by joining the Class of 2027 Facebook group! Along with your classmates, there are staff members in the group who can answer questions and help connect you with resources at MMA.
You can learn more about finding a job and see the potential available jobs on the Student Employment webpage.
If you’d like to order a birthday cake for your student you can do that by clicking here. You can find this on the Regimental page, but your student does NOT have to be in the Regiment for you to do this!
MMA uses a “box system”, so students do not have their own mailbox. When any form of mail arrives, it is placed into a box that is available 24/7. The student receives an email that states they have mail and gives them a code. The student punches the code into the system and the box containing their mail opens. Student mail should be addressed as follows:
Student’s First and Last Name
MMA Central Receiving
70 Pleasant St.
Castine, ME 04420
Due to the small size of the campus, and the limited parking available, first year students are not eligible to have a vehicle.
Questions about accessibility or requests for accommodations can be directed to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about housing, orientation, or general student life can be directed to Student Services at 207-326-2137.
Questions about the Regiment can be directed to the Regimental staff at 207-326-2250.
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