August 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – August 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Maine Maritime Academy
Student Services

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