New Student Information

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Welcome, Class of 2028!

We are thrilled to welcome you to Maine Maritime Academy and look forward to meeting you in person soon. Here you will find information, tasks to complete, and opportunities to connect by attending one of our three New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions. New Student Orientation will provide opportunities for you to connect with your peers, get to know our campus, and ensure that you are ready for a successful semester this fall.

Orientation Sessions

Choosing your NSO session is part of your housing application, which opened on February 13, 2024 so be sure to complete that and choose which session you’d like to attend. These sessions are optional, but we do hope you will join us on campus.

Session Dates:

  • Session 1: June 1 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Registration Closed)
  • Session 2: June 15* | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Nearly Full)
  • Session 3: July 13**  | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sessions are capped at 100 students so register early!

*Students needing to fly to campus are encouraged to attend this session, as there will be an evening activity offered on June 14th.
**Non-traditional students and transfers are encouraged to attend this session.

New Student Orientation SCHEDULE 

New Student Orientation information is also available on the Maine Maritime Academy Mobile app – get the App now and tap the Orientation icon.

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Communications & Other Information

New Student Orientation will be here before we know it!  I’m excited to inform you that you have been assigned to Session 1 (or 2 or 3), which takes place Saturday, June 1, 2024 (June 15 or July 13).

We strongly encourage you to share this email with your family or anyone who may have an interest in learning more about Orientation or access to information for new students.

Check-in for New Student Orientation will be between 8:30 – 9:00 am on Saturday, June 1 (or June 15, July 13). Orientation will end by 4:30 PM. Lunch will be provided for students and guests during your NSO session. More information about the official schedule will be posted on the New Student Orientation page.

Parking will be available to participating students, guests, and families in the parking lots around Curtis Hall. You can see a map of campus here.

If you are an incoming student traveling in from out of state without family or other guests we may be able to provide transportation from the airport and housing for you the night before New Student Orientation. You will be able to request these accommodations once you’ve made travel arrangements.

To help us plan, we ask that all students complete the New Student Orientation Details Form at under “Forms”. HERE is a tutorial to help you complete that form. Please complete this form no later than May 22, 2024 (or two weeks before the Jun 15 or July 13 session).

Family and Guests:
Incoming students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests with them to New Student Orientation! While students participate in their student schedule, families and guests will have a session in the morning to address many of their questions, gain valuable insights into their student’s programs, and learn about their future here at Maine Maritime Academy in a session of their own. They will then be invited to have lunch with other families and some faculty and staff. There are several optional afternoon sessions for guests as well. Alternatively, if not interested in the afternoon sessions, family and guests can enjoy the area while their students continue their sessions and meet back up with them for the closing session.

MMA is unable to provide housing accommodations for families traveling to Castine for New Student Orientation in our residence halls; however, you can find more information on local accommodations and read about the Castine Area for additional resources for planning your visit. There may be availability in our on campus hotel rooms for reservation – please reach out to conference services at or 207-326-2283. Those families who wish to become further involved with the campus community are encouraged to join the Maine Maritime Academy Parents Association Facebook page.

Bucksport, Maine is the nearest town where there are also accommodations (Bucksport Inn & Fort Knox Park Inn), food and a bit to do!

If you have any further questions that need to be answered prior to arrival, please contact us or visit our New Student Information webpage.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus this summer!


Deidra Davis
Dean of Students
207.326.2138 || Curtis Hall
Pronouns: She|Her|Hers

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***All communications with students will be via their email.  Please check this email regularly, a daily check is a great habit to build!***

Tasks to Complete


  • Complete Housing Application
  • Choose Meal Plan
  • Sign Up For Orientation Session
  • Complete Roommate Selection Process (opens Feb 13, closes July 15)

Self Service

  • View Your Checklist
  • View & Accept Financial Aid
  • Register for Classes (starting June 3rd)
  • View & Pay Your Bill


  • Complete This Required Pre-Registration Training Course
  • Registration for Fall courses opens June 3rd, 10 AM
  • Registration for Fall courses closes June 16th, 10 PM

Mariners Athletics

  • Student-Athlete Sports Medicine Paperwork

Informational Videos from New Student Orientation Sessions

Videos will be available soon!

Forms & Resources (links will become active as available)

#MaineMaritime Accounts

Class of 2027
Career Services
Center for Professional Mariner Development
Loeb Sullivan School
MMA Fire Training
Ocean Studies
MMA Parents Association
Regiment of Midshipmen
Residential Life
Schooner Bowdoin
Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
Yacht Club
Mariner Athletics
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Men's Lacrosse
Women's Lacrosse
Sailing Team

I’m wondering about….

Questions about accessibility or requests for accommodations can be directed to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or

Questions about housing, orientation, or general student life can be directed to Student Services at 207-326-2137 or 207-326-2138 or

Questions about the Regiment can be directed to the Regimental staff at 207-326-2250 or 207-326-2245 or

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