Student Life

There are many aspects to Student Life at Maine Maritime Academy. If we were to use one word, active best describes our student body. If you like to be involved in various activities, organizations, hobbies, and/or athletics, you’ll be right at home at MMA.

A distinguishing feature of our student life is a blend of a traditional college lifestyle with different life experiences for those who participate in the Regiment of Midshipmen. Being a Midshipman is a choice that is usually determined by your academic major (see note below) but all students are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits of the Regiment. Currently our student body has about 70% participation in the regiment.

Regardless of membership, you are not limited in your ability to associate and participate in student life. Traditional and regimental students live together in the residence hall, attend the same classes, and are eligible to participate in all campus clubs, organizations, activities, and athletics.

Challenge yourself, get involved, and enjoy the experience.

NOTE: Participation in the Regiment of Midshipmen is a federal requirement for students majoring in Marine Engineering OperationsMarine Engineering TechnologyMarine Systems Engineering-License TrackMarine Systems Engineering-Non-license Track (4/C year including Cruise only), and Marine Transportation Operations and are seeking an unlimited license from the U. S. Coast Guard. We are not a military academy and there is NO military obligation after graduation if you are in the Regiment.