Mariners Athletics Event Calendar

She Inspires Me @ Alfond Student Center
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

We all have women in our lives who have inspired us. Here’s your chance to write a few words about the woman or women who have changed your life for the better. Write a message on the chalkboard in Alfond and it will be shared with the tags #SheInspiresMe and #WomensHistoryMonth on the MMA Twitter account.

Women’s History Month

Student Life Awards Banquet
Apr 3 all-day

2019 marks the 18th Annual Student Life Awards Banquet.  Nominations for this year’s banquet will be accepted through Monday, March 11, 2019 at Noon HERE.

The first week of April each year Maine Maritime Academy holds a Student Life Awards Banquet to recognize those students that participate in campus and local community life beyond academics.  Award recipients make significant contributions to the greater MMA community their participation in various co-curricular organizations and activities, service projects, athletics, and employment.

There are 10 Student Life Award Categories that recognize a variety of student leaders of the MMA student body, one category that recognizes an organization, event or activity and one student nominated award that recognizes a faculty or staff member.  The Student Life Awards Committee will review all nominations and select the top five nominees in each award category. These top nominees will be invited to, and recognized, during the ceremony. One overall awardee from each category will be announced as the award winner at the banquet.

For more information on each award please visit the Student Life Awards webpage at:

Class of 2020 Ring Dance @ Alfond Student Center
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm

Purchase your tickets to Maine Maritime Academy’s Class of 2019 annual Ring Dance! Ticket on sale online or in the Dining Hall, Alfond Student Center, Monday – Friday ~ 10 am – 2 pm.

Ring Dance will be held on April 6th, 2019 at 7 pm in the Main Dining Hall. Ticket prices are $25 for one ticket or $40 for a couple. During the ceremony, there will be a portion where individuals and couples are called up to dip their class rings or special object into the blessed water of the Seven Seas. You are able to dip a ring, necklace, bracelet, keychain, or similar items that have importance to you! This portion of the night is optional to all who attend.

Presentation on the US Brig Niagara & Schooner Lettie G. Howard @ Room 209, Dismukes Hall
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Captain William Sabatini will give a presentation on the US Brig Niagara and the Schooner Lettie G. Howard, especially about a remarkable co-op opportunity aboard the Lettie for this summer. The Lettie will stop in Castine on her way north around Graduation time and take up to 12 MMA students on as trainees for the rest of the voyage to Erie, Pennsylvania.

No prior sailing or vessel experience necessary.

Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Session #1
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day
Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Session #1

For more information, please visit the New Student Orientation webpage at:

New Student Orientation

Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Session #2
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day
Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Session #2

For more information, please visit the New Student Orientation webpage at:

New Student Orientation

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 Rear Entrance)
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM – Off-campus student check-in (Curtis Hall Rear 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)
     – 10:30AM-2PM: Sand Beach | 2:30PM-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 

  • 6:30AM – 7:10AM Breakfast provided (Main Dining Room)
  • 7:15AM – Meet your group (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! (Fieldhouse)
  • 4:30PM – 7:00PM Meal plans start with dinner (Main Dining Room)

Monday, 8/26/19: Academics

  • 6:00AM – 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:

Curtis Hall & Commons Opens at 1:00 p.m.
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm
Convocation @ Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm