Welcome, Class of 2026!
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 sessions or by joining us at virtual Q & A opportunities throughout the summer. This year’s New Student Orientation will provide in-person 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.
In-Person Orientation Sessions
Choosing your in-person session is part of your housing application, so be sure to complete that and choose which in-person session you’d like to attend. These sessions are optional, but we do hope you will join us on campus.
- Session 1: June 4 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Session 2: June 25* | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (SESSION 2 HAS REACHED MAX CAPACITY)
- Session 3: July 16** | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Students needing to fly to campus are encouraged to attend this session, as there will be an evening activity offered on June 24th.
**Non-traditional students and transfers are encouraged to attend this session.
NSO staff will be sharing additional information about each session in the coming weeks, so please keep a close eye on your new school email.
New Student Orientation information is available on the Maine Maritime Academy Mobile app.
Tasks to Complete
- Complete Housing Application
- Choose Meal Plan
- Sign Up For In-Person Orientation Session
- Curtis Hall Dorm Room Pictures & Measurements
- View Your Checklist
- View & Accept Financial Aid
- Register for Classes (starting June 6th)
- View & Pay Your Bill
Forms & Resources
Your arrival date on campus will depend on your major, if you are a member of the Regiment of Midshipmen and if you are a member of a fall athletic team.
- New Student Roommate Request Process Opens | Sunday, May 15th
- New Student Roommate Request Process Closes | Thursday, June 30th, 12 PM
- Roommate Assignments are Announced | Friday, July 15th
- Men & Women’s Soccer Arrival | Thursday, August 18th, 10 AM – 12 PM
- Volleyball & Sailing Arrival | Friday, August 19th, 10 AM – 12 PM
- Regimental Preparatory Training Arrival | Sunday, August 21st, 8 AM – 10 AM
- New Student Arrival | Friday, August 26th, 1 PM – 3 PM
- Men and Women’s Cross Country | Saturday, August 27th, 10 am – 12 pm
- Ship Jump | Sunday, August 28th
- Convocation & Academic Orientation for First-Year Students | Monday, August 29th
- First Day of Classes | Tuesday, August 30th
If you have questions about when to arrive, please contact Deidra Davis at Deidra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the full academic calendar visit the Academic Calendar page.
Welcome aboard Midshipmen Under Guidance (MUGS)! We are proud to welcome you to Maine Maritime Academy and look forward to getting to know you over the course of your New Student Orientation. If you have questions about the following resources, please contact Anne Kowalski, CWO4, at email@example.com or 207-326-2250.
Part of getting to know MMA is getting to know our abbreviations & acronyms!
- MEO – Marine Engineering Operations
- MET – Marine Engineering Technology
- MSE – Marine Systems Engineering
- PEO – Power Engineering Technology
- PET – Power Engineering Operations
- IBL – International Business & Logistics
- MB – Marine Biology
- MS -Marine Science
- MTO – Marine Transportation Operations
- VOT – Vessel Operations and Technology
- SVO – Small Vessel Operations
1) The lowest part of a ship’s hull
2) The Curtis Hall recreational space that hosts a kitchen, TVs, Video Game Lounge, Tabletop games, board games and general lounge space
- The Main Dining Room located in Alfond Student Center
- The dining area on a ship
1) The Regiment of Midshipmen allows students to apply for nontraditional student status within the Regiment if they are: 24 years of age or older, married, or a veteran with at least 2 years of military service and an honorable discharge
2) According to the ANTSHE (Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education) nontraditional students may have the following characteristics: being independent for financial aid purposes, having one or more dependents, being a single caregiver, not having a traditional high school diploma, delaying postsecondary enrollment, attending school part time, and being employed full time.
A critical component to being a leader in any field is being time conscious and having the ability to manage our time effectively. Many of you are familiar measuring time in 12 hour increments, however this can often cause confusion as to AM or PM hours. For matters of convenience and clear communication you will now measure time in 24 hour increments starting at 0000 and going until 2359. All Regimental Events will be posted using the 24 hour format therefore it is critical that midshipman learn and utilize this format if they wish to be successful during their time here.
|24 Hour Cycle||12 Hour Cycle|
The IT department offers several services to help you with your technology needs while on campus. To learn more about these resources, please visit https://mainemaritime.edu/it-department/services-to-know/.
Information for Students and Prospective Students Seeking Accommodation for a Disability can be found on the Accessibility Services page. Questions about disability-related access or accommodations can be directed to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about MMA’s Dining Services, please visit MyDining at https://mainemaritime.sodexomyway.com/.
Get to know your peers by joining the Class of 2026 Facebook group! Along with your classmates, there are staff members in the group who can answer questions and help connect you with resources at MMA.
Questions about accessibility or requests for accommodations can be directed to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or email@example.com.