Visit MMA

Our 35-acre campus is located on a hillside overlooking majestic Penobscot Bay. The picturesque town of Castine, the home of Maine Maritime Academy, is rich in history, culture, natural beauty, and maritime tradition.

Our map and directions will help you plot your trip down the winding road to Castine. The village’s main street has a bakery, bank, bookstore, general store, art galleries and two inns to welcome travelers. The summer season is busy with fairs and festivals, dining and shopping at the waterfront, golf, sailing, kayaking, and other pursuits.

The campus is 40 miles from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city, and close to Acadia National ParkBaxter State Park, the Appalachian Trail, and other attractions. Please see the Castine Area page for resources to plan your visit.

Prospective students: if you’re planning a visit to Maine Maritime Academy, you have several options for when and how you spend your time on campus. Learn more by visiting our admissions department.

For groups interested in hosting events on campus, please visit the Conferences section of this website for information on facilities and dining options.

Tobacco-Free Notice: For the health and wellbeing of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free.

On-Campus Living

Maine Maritime Academy prides itself on being a residential campus, with residence halls serving our undergraduate and graduate student populations. All students are required to live on-campus unless the off-campus housing requirements can be met.

Not sure what to pack? Check out our suggested “What to Bring and Not Bring to Campus” document. Please Note: Students who are members of the Regiment of Midshipmen should also review the Regimental Packing List for new students and refer to the Regimental Manual for returning students, as items differ depending on class rank within the Regiment.

Curtis Hall

Curtis Hall is the largest residential building of its kind in the state of Maine, with up to 667 undergraduate students housed in any given year. Most residents of Curtis live in a double room and share either a semi-private, or a community bathroom. Within Curtis Hall there are also some triple rooms. The room measurements for Curtis Hall are 11′ 4″ X 17′. Community spaces within Curtis Hall include the Bilge (a recreation room with a pool table and ping-pong table, large screen TVs, couches, and a full kitchen), the Gaming Lounge, and a study lounge on each floor.

Curtis Hall Room Pictures & Measurements

A number of administrative offices and student services can also be found in Curtis including the Commandant’s Staff, Counseling Services, the Dean of Student Services, Health Services, Residential Life, and Student Activities. Curtis Hall is also the home to the Barbershop, Campus Bookstore, and the Regimental Wedge Office.

The Assistant Director of Residential Life lives in Curtis Hall. The Assistant Director supervises thirteen Resident Assistants (RAs) who also live in Curtis Hall. RAs are responsible for building community through programming that enhances the academic experience at the Academy. RAs also provide supervision of Curtis Hall, monitor access to the building, provide incident management, monitor conduct, address safety concerns, and assist students as needed.

The Commons Apartments

The Commons Apartments consist of one-bedroom apartments furnished for double occupancy. The Commons Apartments house up to 38 undergraduate and graduate students 21 years of age or older.

Gender Inclusive Housing

At MMA, we aim to be as supportive as possible of our students of all gender identities and gender expressions. We encourage students to reach out to us regarding any questions or concerns. Our LGBTQ+ Housing Interest Form can be found on the My Student Life Portal within the On-Campus Housing Application. A Gender Inclusive Housing form will also need to be completed by all roommates after you have worked with Residential Life to find a room space that best suits your preferences.

Off-Campus Living

Every year that a student lives off-campus, an Off Campus Housing Application must be filed online through the My Student Life portal.

Students who meet one of the below criteria may reside off-campus:

  • 21 years of age by August 31st to live off campus during the Fall semester
  • 21 years of age by December 31st to live off campus during the Spring semester
  • Systems major in the program’s fifth year
  • Graduate Student
  • 6 or more semesters of on campus living (not necessarily at MMA)
    • Temporary adjustment to housing policy during the Curtis Hall renovation phase only. We will move to a 4-semester requirement for on-campus living. Students who are in their third semester now will be eligible to live off-campus in Fall 2024. We will return to the 6 semester policy or 21 year age minimum for Fall of 2026.
  • Non-Traditional student (24 years of age, married, or veteran with at least 2 years of military service and an honorable discharge)
  • Living at home with their immediate family (mother, father, permanent guardian) and their PRIMARY residence meets the following conditions.
    • The student’s home must be within 45 miles, via traveled road (Bangor, Belfast, Ellsworth reference points) from the MMA Campus.
    • When granted for students who are First-years, Sophomores or Juniors, this authorization is only in effect as long as the student is living at home (with their immediate family or guardian).
    • No change of status as stated above can be made without prior approval of the Dean of Students.
    • Regimental students are expected to meet with their Company Officer to discuss their requirements and to comply with all Regimental requirements such as attending morning formations (colors) or other meetings as deemed appropriate.

*Regimental First Year Students must live on campus unless they meet the Regimental Non-Traditional Requirements. Living off-campus does not exempt a Midshipman from any regimental duties or requirements. It is the responsibility of off-campus Midshipmen to keep themselves informed of any information promulgated within the regimental system such as the Plan of the Day. All training ship residency requirements for ship familiarization and cruise preparations must be satisfied. Off-campus Midshipmen who are on the watch bill, including those Midshipmen assigned as stand-bys, are in a duty status and will remain at their residence when not on watch or attending class. Otherwise, they must keep the MCDO informed of their location in the event their recall is required. Off-campus Midshipmen are required to have a working telephone and their telephone number and address on file with the Commandant’s Office.

If you do not meet any of the above criteria, but feel you have a significant reason to reside off-campus, you may complete an off-campus application on MyStudentLife. Applications can be completed at any time, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the Dean of Students. Deadlines apply, and fees may be applied if not met.

Please Note:  Students who complete an On-Campus Housing application and sign and complete a Residential and Housing Contract in MyStudentLife, and later decide to move off-campus, must notify Residential Life by the appropriate deadline in order to avoid any administrative fees. Deadlines for cancelling housing assignments are outlined in the Housing Contract that was signed and agreed to during housing selection. For more information on housing assignment cancellation, please email

Off-Campus Living Resources


Health & Counseling Services

MMA’s public health protocols are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation in Maine continues to evolve. At this time, indoor masking is not required. However, those individuals who are returning from isolation status or have been exposed to a positive case must continue to follow CDC masking guidelines as described below.Due to the higher transmissibility of the Omicron variant, all students, including those who are fully vaccinated, should have a plan for isolating at home or off-campus. Isolation housing on campus is very limited and reserved for those residential students who are are unable to travel home due to distance.

Please note that decisions relating to MMA’s health and safety protocols are dependent on caseloads in the state and are developed in consultation with Maine CDC and our partners at Northern Light Health. Masking requirements are subject to change and may evolve rapidly over time.

Updated CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Please complete Positive COVID-19 Test Reporting Form

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. This means eating by yourself and wearing a mask around your roommate(s).

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19

  • Regardless of vaccination status, mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

Student Health and Counseling Services enhance the educational process by:

  • Modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning
  • Promoting optimal wellness
  • Enabling individuals to make informed decisions about health-related concerns
  • Empowering students to be self-directed and well-informed consumers

Health & Counseling Services include:

  • Acute care
  • Referrals
  • Women’s health clinic
  • Preventive care
  • Education
  • Smoke & tobacco cessation
  • Immunization clinics
  • Personal counseling
  • Drug testing
  • Limited pharmacy
  • USCG license physical exams

Before your appointment, please complete these Required Medical Documents.

Hours of Operation

Health Services
Monday – Friday | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If you are seeking medical guidance and would like to make an appointment, please contact Tammy Tyler, RN, ASN, Director of Health Services, at (207) 326-2295.

Counseling Services
Monday, Thursday and Friday | 8 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday | 8 AM to 7 PM

We are offering in person and remote counseling, and walk-in appointments are available.

If you have questions regarding MMA’s Counseling Services or would like to make an appointment, please contact Tonya Murray, LCPC, Counselor or email . You may email to request to meet with counselor who identifies as BIPOC.

General Information

  • There is no fee for students visits to the Health or Counseling Center, whether in person or by remote appointment. There may be fees for supplies and medications that are provided to the students; charges will be placed directly on the student’s billing account.
  • Where possible, MMA will assist students with transportation for non-emergent medical care and medical appointments if they are unable to arrange transportation for themselves. There is a charge for this service and it will be placed directly on the student’s billing account. Transportation can be arranged with assistance from Health Services or Student Services, or by reaching out to Campus Safety after normal business hours and on weekends.
  • Local ambulance service is available and healthcare providers are located in hospitals in Blue Hill (20 mi.), Ellsworth (30 mi.), and Bangor (40 mi.).
  • The college counselor provides professional personal counseling for students and serves as the Substance Abuse Prevention Education Coordinator. These services are free.


  • Tammy Tyler, RN, ASN, Director of Health Services, (207) 326-2295 or ext. 2295.
  • Elizabeth Duke, FNP, (207) 326-2305
  • Tonya Murray, LCPC, Director of Counseling Services, provides personal, crisis and substance abuse counseling and education. (207) 326-2644 or ext. 2644.
  • Paul Ferreira, LCSW, Counselor, provides personal, crisis and substance abuse counseling and education. (207) 326-2419 or ext. 2419.
  • Students who prefer to meet with a counselor identifying as BIPOC can email, or the Dean of Students, Deidra Davis to make this request.


The Maine State Legislature has enacted a law which requires all degree and full-time non-degree students born after December 31, 1956 to provide proof of immunization or immunity to the following diseases:

  • A tetanus/diphtheria vaccine must have been given within 10 years of enrollment to MMA. You must be re-immunized if your tetanus is out of date.
  • Measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella must have been given after the student’s first birthday with a live vaccine. If the vaccine was given prior to 1968, you must present laboratory results of your titer tests. A letter from your doctor is not acceptable. If immunization cannot be determined, re-immunization is required.
  • Re-immunization is highly recommended if the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine was given before 1980.

Due to the potential for MMA students having to travel outside the United States for cruises/co-ops, and the recommendations from the American College Health Association and the Center for Disease Control, Maine Maritime Academy also requires evidence of the following immunizations:

  • 2nd dose measles administered between the ages of 2-4 years or later,
  • Varicella (chickenpox) or history of having had the disease,
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (series of 3 doses given at appropriate intervals),
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (series of 2 doses given at appropriate intervals),
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Mantoux test for tuberculosis

To demonstrate adequate immunization against each disease, you must present a certificate of immunization from the physician, nurse, public health official, or school provider who administered the immunization. The proof must specify the immunizing agent and the date it was administered. School health records are usually accepted to meet these requirements.

REQUEST FOR MEDICAL EXEMPTION: Students may request an exemption from the immunization requirement for the following reason:

  • A physician’s statement declaring that vaccination is medically inadvisable

A medical exemption may be granted upon receipt of a completed form, signed and certified by a licensed healthcare provider, who is not related to the submitter, and whose specialty is appropriate to the associated condition. The Office of Health Services will review all exemption requests, and approval is not guaranteed. After a request has been reviewed and processed, students will be notified via their MMA email address if an exemption has been granted.

Decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Individuals are permitted to reapply if new documentation and information should become available.

In order to submit a request, please:

  • Complete the respective form(s) –
  • Have your licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant complete the provider section of the form,
  • Submit the completed documents to the Health Services office in Curtis Hall or via fax at 207-326-2129

NOTE: Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed

Any student exempt from compliance will be required to leave MMA if there are one or more incubation periods/outbreaks of any disease on campus. Also, be aware that a student may not be permitted to cruise/co-op if, in view of the attending medical professional, the student does not meet the immunization requirements or recommendations.

NOTE: Be advised that some companies providing cadet shipping/co-ops billets may require additional immunizations and/or benzene tests.

Questions concerning immunizations should be directed to MMA’s Director of Health Services at 207-326-2295.

Drug Testing

All students at Maine Maritime Academy, regardless of major, are required to participate in a random urinalysis program during their enrollment. All students who act as part of the crew of any MMA vessel, transport students in MMA vehicles, and/or pursue MMA co-ops or cadet shipping must participate in the random and pre-employment drug testing program.

Maine Maritime Academy complies with Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations 16.230 mandating periodic, random, pre-employment, post-incident, and reasonable cause drug testing for all students and employees whose positions require this testing. All students and employees who act as part of the crew of any Academy vessel, both documented and undocumented, and in addition, when transporting students in Academy vehicles shall be subject to this policy. Federal law requires periodic or random drug testing of students prior to training cruises, cadet shipping, or taking of a U.S. Coast Guard physical examination. All students who are enrolled in a curriculum leading to a U.S. Coast Guard license are automatically subject to random drug testing without notice. Additionally, since drug testing and “zero-tolerance” drug policies have become standard in the industries in which most of our students will be working, as co-op students and as employees, it is the Academy’s policy that any student pursuing an Academy Cooperative Education Experience (co-op) must participate in the random and pre-employment drug testing program.

Additionally, any students who are in a disciplinary status for any violation of our drug or drug testing policies may be subject to increased random drug testing.

  • Marine Engineering Operations
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Marine Systems Engineering – Design/License program
  • Marine Transportation Operations
  • Small Vessel Operations


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Accessibility Services

Information for Students and Prospective Students Seeking Accommodation for a Disability

Accessibility Services assists students in securing accommodations consistent with their disabilities. In accord with all federal and state regulations, Maine Maritime Academy is committed to providing students with the support and access needed to achieve to their full academic potential. Common accommodations for qualified students include, but are not limited to, extra time on tests, use of the Academy’s testing center, copies of student notes, assistive technology, and alternative-format textbooks. Our office coordinates dietary accommodations for students with Maine Maritime Academy’s Sodexo Dining Services. We also coordinate academic support services for all students, such as peer-tutoring and writing help.

Requesting Accommodations

A brochure, Requesting and Using Accommodations for Disability in College, outlines the Academy’s request procedure and answers some frequently asked questions.

Students may request accommodations for disabilities at any time. They must then meet with the Accessibility Services Coordinator, complete an Accommodation Request Form, and document the disabilities. Items such as a recent 504 plan, individualized education program (IEP), summary of performance, neuropsychological report, or letter from a medical professional usually provide adequate documentation. The coordinator issues an accommodation letter after approving the request and meeting with the student about the proposed accommodations. Accommodation letters must be renewed each semester to remain valid.

Students with special dietary needs should complete a Dietary Accommodation Request Form and read the general information on the front of the form. The Academy’s Sodexo Dining Services can  assist with many dietary needs, such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and nut-free diets, and a formal dietary accommodation plan may not be necessary.

A student enrolled in an online course or program may be entitled to accommodations for a disability. Please refer to the Academy’s Accommodation Policy for eligibility. The policy applies to all Maine Maritime Academy students, both on campus and online. The Accessibility Services Coordinator will waive an in-person meeting for students taking online courses or programs and for whom travel would be difficult. In these cases, the student will need to meet electronically (telephone or video conference) in addition to submitting all required documentation.

Using Accommodations in College

All students in an Academy program or course must meet the same academic standards. Accommodations make reasonable adjustments to the instructional process, but they cannot alter the essential content of a college course or program. Additionally, some major programs require physical competencies.

A student notifies an instructor of their approved accommodations by providing the instructor with a copy of the accommodation letter. Although an instructor must provide the requested accommodation once asked (or inform the Accessibility Services Coordinator why the accommodation is not reasonable), accommodations do not apply retroactively. Visit this link for more information on using accommodations successfully.

Student Records

Upon written request, students, alumni, and former students are authorized access to records of their attendance, performance, and scholastic achievement. This policy is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. The regulations are available to interested persons upon request and, as an official part of the Academy’s rules and regulations, are disseminated to all students. Any individual, who believes his /her rights under this act have been infringed upon, may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the President of Maine Maritime Academy, or directly to the Secretary of Education, Washington, D.C.

Student transcripts are issued by the Registrar upon written request. A nominal fee is charged for this service. The Registrar can be reached by phone at (207) 326-2441.Persons with outstanding financial obligations may not be furnished with official copies of Academy records until these obligations are met. Unless specifically requested in writing not to do so, the Academy reserves the right to publish directory information as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Such information, relating to student activities at Maine Maritime, includes a student’s name, address, date and place of birth, participation in athletics and other student activities, degrees, awards, and other similar information.

Welcome to Career Services

Career Services works with students throughout their college experience to develop the skills, ethics, and knowledge necessary to succeed in the global economy.

Building a Network of Opportunity

Through events and one-on-one conversations, we can support your professional goals. Visit us in Quick Hall or call our office for more information on the following Career Services resources.

Career Center

Through MMA’s online Career Center portal, students and alumni can find employment resources including résumé advice, job search tips, and career-related events.

Employers can connect with students by posting jobs, arranging on-campus recruiting visits, and signing up for career fairs.

Career Services works directly with students, faculty, and industry leaders to coordinate field experiences that support the undergraduate curriculum, contribute to personal growth and professional competency, and serve our partners in industry.

Employers are encouraged to contact our office to learn more about hosting students in field experience positions.

There are two career fairs each year held in October and March respectively. These events attract companies and alumni from across the country who are eager to discuss employment and field experience opportunities with our students.

In 2022, MMA welcomed over 100 companies including American Bureau of Shipping, Hornbeck Offshore, Milton CAT, Siemens Energy, Talen Energy Alaskan Dream Cruises, Grand River Navigation/Rand Logistics and Irving Forest Products.

More information for students on the MMA mobile app and in the Career Center portal. Information for employers can be found in the Career Center portal.

Many companies schedule on-campus recruiting visits to deliver informational presentations and conduct interviews of students interested in full-time employment and/or field experiences. On-campus company visit schedules can be found on the MMA mobile app and online at

Employers can schedule a visit by registering through the Career Center portal.

Career Services works with students and alumni offering guest speakers and workshops to help them create a dynamic résumé, develop professional etiquette, fine-tune interview and business networking skills, and learn to use social media responsibly.

As students progress through their college experience, they will interact with our office through their field experience coordination, cadet shipping program, company visits, career fair, and

Career Outcomes

MMA graduates are committed to their industry, know the value of hard work, and understand what it means to be professional. The job placement rate for MMA graduates regularly exceeds 90% within 90 days of graduation and MMA alumni are recognized around the world for excellence in leadership and integrity.

Industry Employers

Many companies employ graduates from MMA, including:

  • ABS
  • Advanced Boiler Control
  • Conoco
  • Crowley
  • Edison Chouest
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • G & H Towing
  • Hornbeck Offshore
  • Kiewit
  • Kirby
  • Moran
  • PepsiCo
  • Seabulk
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • Transocean
  • Rand Logistics

We extend an open invitation to all students and alumni to visit us in Captain Quick Hall. We look forward to working with you!

Contact Us

Deborah Harman, Director of Career Services & Cooperative Education

Kathy MacArthur, Field Experience Shipping Coordinator

Jeffrey Wheeler, Field Experience Shoreside

Jan Leach, Career Services Coordinator

Career Services Office
Fax: 207-326-2268

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