Welcome to our virtual open house experience! As you can see below, we have a great lineup of live zoom sessions across our three stages below ranging from the academic to the student perspective. Don’t worry, all the sessions will be recorded and available on this webpage after the event. Have fun, and enjoy the day!

Join us as Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, welcomes students to this Virtual Open House! Following his remarks, Dr. Keith Williamson, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, will briefly discuss academic opportunities and what makes Maine Maritime Academy unique.

Presenters: Kelly Gualtieri, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management; William J. Brennan, Ph.D., President; Keith Williamson, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

This session will explain MMA’s Marine Engineering programs with a focus on the differences between Operations and Technology. The presentors will dive into the coursework, sailing requirements for the U.S. Coast Guard 3rd Assistant Engineering License, and discuss job options after graduation.

Presenter: Professor Hank Stewart

Taking a close look at MMA’s three transportation (deck) majors, this session will highlight how each program differs in terms of the sea-time requirements and the U.S. Coast Guard licenses involved. Our professors also cover how each license translates into different job options after graduation.

Presenter: Captain Dan Parrott

Our engineering faculty will outline the academic degree for the Marine Systems Engineering major, its focus on Naval Architecture, and the optional 5-year program that earns graduates the U.S. Coast Guard 3rd Engineer’s License.

Presenter: Professor Doug Reed

The Ocean Studies department will discuss Marine Biology, Oceanography, and Coastal and Marine Environmental Science. They will explain the differences in the programs, opportunities for field and laboratory experiences, and career pathways. The session also covers the benefit of combining an OS degree with the Small Vessel Operations (SVO) major.

Presenter: Professor Jessica Muhlin

Our Power Engineering professors will explain MMA’s Power Engineering programs and the differences between Operations and Technology. They will dive into details about the curriculum, summer power field experiences, and discuss job options after graduation.

Presenters: Professor Sadie Alley Ferreira & Professor Laurel Christian

The International Business and Logistics (IBL) faculty will discuss why our IBL program is considered one of the best logistics programs in the country, as well as the diverse fields our alumni are employed in after graduation. They will answer the question ‘why study logistics’?

Presenter: Professor Kirk Langford

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Kelly Gualtieri, will dive into the cost of attendance at MMA, including the direct and indirect costs, how merit scholarships are awarded, and additional scholarship opportunities available to students. She will also discuss the timeline and materials needed for the application process.

Presenter: Kelly Gualtieri, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

The Loeb-Sullivan School’s MS degree programs prepare students for the challenges of managing logistics operations for global supply chains in a variety of industries. Hear how you can join the program and what a master’s in International Logistics Management or Maritime Management can do for your career!

Presenter: Professor Kirk Langford

Stage 2
Q & A with Staff and Students

Our Director of Student Life will discuss next steps for becoming an enrolled student in August, including housing, meal plans, and New Student Orientation. You will also get a chance to meet other accepted students (virtually!) and get your questions answered.

Moderator: Janice Folk, Director of Residential Life

Steve Peed, MMA’s Athletic Director, will provide an overview of athletics and the many athletic conferences in which our teams compete. He will be joined by other coaches, giving you the chance to ask questions and meet the students and staff that make up the athletics department.

Moderator: Steve Peed, Director of Athletics

Get a chance to meet our Residential Services staff and students. They will explain the housing options and ‘the vibe’ on campus. Get your questions answered on this open forum.

Moderator: Janice Folk, Director of Residential Life

Join Capt. John Cashman as he discusses the Regiment of Midshipmen. You can ask our Regimental staff and students directly about this unique program and its myriad benefits.

Moderator: Captain John Cashman, Commandant of Midshipman

Lt. Gray and Lt. Armstrong will explain the Navy ROTC and the Strategic Sealift Officer Program, a program for unlimited USCG license majors that leads to a commission in the Naval Reserve. They will discuss the application processes, student incentive programs and commissioning.

Moderators: Lt. Ian Gray and LT. Ryan Armstrong

Want to know what to do with a degree from MMA? Meet the director of Career Services and some recent alumni! Capt. Bryce Potter will explain the job prospects for our graduates.

Moderator: Captain Bryce Potter, Director of Career Services

Stage 3
To be a student at MMA! (Student panels)

Are you interested in hearing about the extracurriculars you can do outside of the classroom? Want to hear what campus life is like for our students and how they have fun? Join this discussion and hear from our students about the club and organizations on campus!

Want to speak directly to our student-athletes? Hear what it’s like participating on a varsity team, while balancing academics and even the Regiment. Ask our students directly!

Whatever major you choose, you will work towards your dream career either with a summer internship, co-op or training cruise! Our students will talk about their experiences in the industry.

Want to hear directly from our students what life in the Regiment is like? This panel is for you! You can ask them questions about life at MMA and life in the Regiment!

What activities can you get involved in down at our working waterfront? Our students are excited to share with you everything from yacht club to schooner crew to supplemental seamanship.


This session will discuss our accessibility services at Maine Maritime and how our students utilize our tutoring services for academic success. Please contact Joceline Boucher at joceline.boucher@mma.edu to discuss these services in more detail.

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Learn about the differences between our various majors from our Engineering faculty, the unique aspects that set our programs apart from other institutions, and what careers you can get with an engineering degree from MMA.

The sentence can read: The regiment is one aspect that creates a unique college atmosphere at Maine Maritime Academy. Curious to hear what it’s all about? Hear from these students about their successes and challenges with life in the regiment!

Hear from our non-traditional students who have chosen to pursue a degree at MMA. This 1-hour discussion features students from a variety of backgrounds ranging from military to changing careers.

MMA students do amazing things outside the classroom. Hear from this group of students who are in everything from Student Government, to the local Fire Department, to getting the chance to sail a 100-year-old schooner!

Students choose to serve their country in a variety of ways. Hear from these student panelists who are all serving their country in the Navy, Marine Corps, Naval Reserves, and Army National Guard.

MMA students do amazing things outside the classroom. Hear from this group of students who are in everything from Student Government, to the local Fire Department, to getting the chance to sail a 100-year-old schooner!

Check out this 1-hour discussion about why these amazing women are pursuing STEM degrees at MMA and what they hope to do for their careers.

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