Mariners Athletics Event Calendar

IndEx @ Maine Maritime Academy
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm

The Independent Experience (IndEx) is the kick-off to the new year for all incoming Independent students!

You will complete your New Student Orientation requirements and get a chance to meet all of the other new Independent students. All IndEx sessions and activities are required for first year Independent students, regardless of residential status.

Residential students: You are required to report and move into your on-campus housing assignments between 10AM and 12:00PM. You can check-in and pick-up your key at the main entrance to Curtis Hall.

Commuter or Off-campus students: You are required to report to the main entrance of Curtis Hall by 12:00PM.

We can’t wait to see you!

~Student Life

Friday, 8/23/19: IndEx Begins – Day One

  • 10:00AM – 12:00PM– Resident student move-in (Curtis Hall Front Entrance)
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM – Off-campus student check-in (Curtis Hall Front Entrance)
  • 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Lunch available with student ID or for purchase (Main Dining Room)
  • 1:00PM – Student welcome and kick off meeting (Delano Auditorium)
  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM – Emergency Action Plan Training (Delano Auditorium)
  • 2:30PM – 3:30PM – Concurrent Sessions
    – Information Technology Session (1954 Lecture Hall) / Ship Jump Training Part 2 (Pool)
  • 3:45PM – 4:45PM – Concurrent Sessions
    – Information Technology Session (1954 Lecture Hall) / Ship Jump Training Part 2 (Pool)
  • 4:45PM – 7:00PM – Dinner provided (Main Dining Room)
  • 7:00PM – Bonfire at the Backshore (weather permitting)

Saturday, 8/24/19: IndEx continued – Day Two

  • 8:00AM – Breakfast provided (Main Dining Room)
  • 8:40AM – Meet your group, load busses (Leavitt Lawn)
  • 9:00AM – Depart for Acadia National Park – meals provided (Leavitt Lawn)
     – 10AM-2PM: Sand Beach | 2PM-5PM Downtown Bar Harbor | 5PM-6PM Dinner on the Green
  • 6:00PM – Depart Bar Harbor (Town Green by Waterfront)
  • 7:30PM – Return to campus (Leavitt Lawn)

Sunday, 8/25/19: Ship Jump day 

  • 6:00AM – 7:10AM Breakfast provided (Alumni Lecture Hall)
  • 7:15AM – Group Meeting (Leavitt Lawn)
  • 7:30AM – Class Photo (Waterfront)
  • 8:00AM – Ship Jump Begins (Waterfront)
  • 11:00AM – 1:00PM Lunch provided (Main Dining Room)
  • 3:00PM-7:00PM- Welcome Back Extravaganza! (Field House)
  • 4:30PM – 7:00PM Meal plans start with dinner (Main Dining Room)

Monday, 8/26/19: Academics

  • 7:00AM – Main Dining Hall open for breakfast – Meal plans or food for purchase
  • 7:45AM – Meet your group (Leavitt Lawn)
  • 8:00AM – 1:00PM – Academic Orientation (Delano Auditorium)
  • 1:00PM- 1:45PM- Main Dining Hall open for Lunch – Meal plans or food for purchase
  • 2:00PM – Convocation (Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium)

Tuesday, 8/27: First Day of Classes

Ship Jump
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Ship Jump

Each fall, first-year students gather at the stern of TS State of Maine for an official “jump” into their life as a Mariner. Join us as we watch President Brennan and the #ClassOf2023 take the plunge!

This tradition can be viewed live at the MMA Waterfront or via our streaming page:

Convocation @ Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm
Service Academy Night @ Clarion Hotel
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Constitution Day
Sep 17 all-day
Homecoming 2019 @ Castine, Maine
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Board of Trustees meeting
Nov 8 all-day
Campus Closed
Dec 23 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
State Maritime Leadership Conference @ Maine Maritime Academy
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day
Founders Day Ball @ MMA Alexander Field House
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Founders Day Ball

Fourth Annual

When: Friday, March 13,  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: MMA Alexander Field House
Who: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Castine Community

Regimental Students:
Males: Dress Blues
Females: Option to wear Dress Blues or civilian dress
Semi-Formal for all non-regimental attendees

Food & Beverages:
Light Hors D’oeuvres
Cash Bar

Hosted by the Maine Maritime Academy Student Government Association.

Maine Maritime Academy was founded on March 21, 1941 by an act of the 90th Maine State Legislature. To celebrate and honor our history, community, and those who came before us, we shall have a Ball!