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October 3, 2020

Welcome to MMA’s first-ever virtual Homecoming! We’re excited to have you “visit” your old homeport as you tune in from around the world and we look forward to celebrating the strength of our alumni community and the spirit of your MMA experience together.

Virtual Homecoming 2020 will consist of both live and recorded events that you can access through this page. Honor Classes will host Zoom gatherings throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s events. If you would like to submit messages, photographs, or videos for possible inclusion here, please contact alumni@mma.edu.

In the meantime, we hope you and your family are doing well and that we get to connect with as many of you as possible this fall!

Homecoming 2020
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Homecoming Welcome | 9:30 am (ET)
  • President William J. Brennan, Ph.D.
  • Joe Cote ’82, Maine Maritime Academy Alumni President
  • MMA Alumni & Friends
Annual Alumni Association Meeting | 10:00 am (ET)
  • Committee Reports
  • Election Results
  • New Business
  • Questions
  • Closing Remarks
On Demand Events
  • Alumni Recognition and Scholarship Awards
  • Nostalgic “through the years” video
  • Aerial Tour
  • “A-Day-in-the-Life” compilation of student activity.
  • MMA Today presentation
  • MMA Swag Shopping
  • ZOOM assistance

This year we honor classes that graduated in years ending in ’00 and ’05: 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015

For more information or the Zoom meeting invitation please contact your Class Agent.
Honor ClassTimeYearbook
1960Monday, Sept. 28 at 1600 EDTLink
1965Monday, Sept. 28 at 1700 EDTLink
1970Monday, Sept. 28 at 1800 EDTLink
1975Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1600 EDTLink
1980Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1700 EDTLink
1985Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1800 EDTLink
1990Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1600 EDTLink
1995Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1700 EDTLink
2000Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1800 EDTLink
2005Thursday, Oct. 1 at 1600 EDTLink
2010Thursday, Oct. 1 at 1700 EDTLink
2015Thursday, Oct. 1 at 1800 EDTLink

Class Agents will host virtual reunions through Zoom during the Spirit Week prior to Homecoming.

We also hope to welcome all of our undergraduate alumni from the “0s & 5s” back to campus for a celebration in Fall 2021. We will share updates on that plan as they become available and will make sure to do so with ample time for you to plan your visit. Please contact your Class Agent for more information or to let them know that you are interested.

We thank you for your patience while we explore many scenarios (including possible combined events) and determine the best course of action for all alumni celebrating reunion.
Unfortunately, no. MMA is offering limited Admissions tours for pre-registered families this fall, but the campus is otherwise closed to visitors. We will announce changes to that policy as soon as we are able to welcome other visitors.

Virtual Homecoming 2020 will consist of both live and recorded events that you can access through this page. Live events will be recorded and archived on this page as well.

If you would like to submit messages, photographs, or videos for possible inclusion here, please contact alumni@mma.edu.

We are not able to welcome on-campus visitors at this time.
If you have questions or comments regarding this year’s celebrations, please contact us via email at alumni@mma.edu. We would also love to hear from you if you would like to submit messages, photographs, or videos for possible inclusion throughout the virtual festivities.

Our athletes are not competing in intercollegiate athletic events during the Fall 2020 semester. The decision to cancel competition was made after undertaking considerable discussions among staff and in consultation with the Mariners’ team physician and partners in the North Atlantic (NAC) and the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conferences (NEWMAC). Athletic-associated travel and competition presented a serious enough risk to the Academy’s ability to deliver its core educational mission to warrant cancellation.

Please visit Mariner Sports for more information.

Day in the Life of an MMA Student

Are you curious about what life looks like at MMA this fall? While many things have changed this semester, some things are just the way they’ve always been. Our students are busy, working hard to achieve their personal and professional dreams in MMA’s one-of-a-kind hands-on learning environment.

Check back here on October 3 for student photos and videos.

  • Ship Jump 2020 | September 13

MMA March

The MMA March was written by Albert B. Bennett Jr. ’54 who gifted it to the Academy. It was played officially for the first time in MMA history at the Homecoming March On before the 43rd Admiral’s Cup football game on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Bennett and his wife, Jane, were present to hear it. His gift to MMA is a lasting musical tradition for generations to come; his love of music is carried on through the regimental band at Maine Maritime Academy.

  •       Millenium Chimes - By Albert B. Bennett, Jr. '54
  • Spirited Words to MMA March

Notes on the MMA March from Albert B. Bennett Jr. ’54

The MMA March is intended as a spirited fight song, to get people on their feet and provide a chance to shout for Maine Maritime Academy and cheer for their Mariner Sports teams. The action words SHOUT and RAH! RAH! can be emphasized with a closed fist pump, and for the words, “take off your hats and raise a cheer,” hats can be can raised.

While this year’s event will the first of it’s kind, Homecoming is part of a long tradition at Maine Maritime Academy. To learn more about academy leadership or MMA’s rich history, please explore the following pages: