Family & Friends

Welcome Maine Maritime Academy families and friends!

We are looking forward to getting to know you as your student becomes part of the MMA community. With that in mind, we have created several opportunities for you to learn more about the Academy, ask questions of staff, and meet each other throughout the summer.

This page will be your hub for resources and information to help you and your student navigate their transition into college and ensure their success once they arrive on campus. Check back often for updates and stay connected through the Parent’s Association Facebook page.

All incoming students, regardless of major, are required to submit proof of immunizations as well as completing the medical evaluation and physical examination forms. The forms can be accessed as form fill documents on your student’s Admissions portal, their MyMMA portal, or they can be accessed here. These forms should be submitted by JUNE 1. If you have not been able to do this yet, please have your student call Health Services (207-326-2295) and give them an update on when they will be able to provide this.
Students are requested to send a certified copy of their birth certificate as well as a photocopy of their Social Security card to Admissions prior to their arrival in August. Students majoring in a license program are required to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential—TWIC. Students who visit campus after depositing can schedule an appointment to apply for their TWIC at MMA or they can apply during New Student Orientation (NSO). Likewise, students in a license program will need to have a valid passport. We encourage your student to have a passport prior to arriving in August. For information about obtaining or renewing a United States passport, click here. Students from other countries should refer to their appropriate government website or channels.

The Regiment of Midshipmen is a uniformed student body that fosters self-confidence, teamwork, self-discipline, honor, and integrity in young men and women. Participation in the Regiment is a federal requirement for students seeking an unlimited license in marine engineering or marine transportation but is open to all students. Students joining the Regiment must participate in a ten-day Regimental Preparatory Training (RPT). This challenging program prepares students for life as Midshipmen. After completing RPT, students begin Midshipmen Under Guidance (MUG) Month for ongoing training and preparation before induction into the full Regiment of Midshipmen. Before students are inducted into the full Regiment of Midshipmen they are referred to as MUGs.

For more information about the Regiment, click here.

To order their uniform, students must complete a Uniform Measurement Form and submit it to the Bookstore. Forms can be found on the Regimental New Student page. NOTE: There is a $500 uniform deposit due when uniforms are fitted.

No – the Regiment is not a military program nor is it connected to any branch of the military. Students do not have any requirement to serve during their time at MMA or upon graduation. Students in the Regiment are required to wear uniforms and are split between four companies (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta), so on the outside, it looks like the military, but it is not.

All students who are under the age of 21 must live on campus. If your permanent address is 45 miles or less from campus and your student is under the age of 21, they can live at home and commute to campus.

What if I buy a house or apartment in Castine or within the 45 miles – can my student live there?
No – unless you plan on making that address your permanent home as well, your student cannot live in the property unless they are 21 or older. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 207-326-2280.

NOTE: The Regiment of Midshipmen has additional policies regarding living off campus. Questions and concerns should be directed to the Commandant’s Office at 207-326-2250.

Your student’s bill is due (or arrangements made) by August 1.
The Academy has an agreement with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) which offers a monthly payment plan. TMS offers a 10-month plan with equal payments due July 1 – April 1. This plan can be used to cover all MMA costs or to supplement final costs after financial aid. TMS also offers a 10-month plan in coordination with loans for those who want to lower their monthly payments. Information is sent directly to entering first-year students from TMS, or contact the Finance Office at 207-326-2243 for details. The TMS website is here for those who would like to sign up online.
We encourage all parents and family members to join the Parents Association, or at least follow their Facebook page! You can ask questions, get advice, receive important information concerning your student throughout the year, and get involved in the many events on and off-campus through the Parents Association. This community is specifically for you and can be informative as well as supportive – they were first-time MMA parents once, just like you!
Maine Maritime Academy will have several different arrival dates and times for students depending on their major and whether they are participating in RPT (Regimental Preparatory Training) or fall athletics. We will update report dates on the New Student Orientation website and via email. If you or your student have any questions, please contact the Department of Residential Life.
Student’s First and Last Names
MMA
1 Pleasant St. (student mailbox #)
Castine, ME  04420NOTE: If your student hasn’t provided you or doesn’t have a mailbox number yet, you can write “New Student” until your student gives you their box #.
No – visits with MUGS are not permitted until the Regimental Induction Ceremony in October. The only exceptions are away athletic contests, emergency medical appointments/care, and serious family events (major illnesses, injury, death). If you decide to attend Ship Jump and/or Homecoming, please be aware that if you do see your student, you may or may not be able to talk to them. We encourage you to attend the Regimental Induction Ceremony, where you can see all that your student has accomplished, watch them be inducted into the full Regiment of Midshipmen, and spend time with them. At the end of the day, your student can head home for a long weekend!
DateTimeTopicAudienceLink
14-Jun7:00 PMSetting Students Up for SuccessParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
23-Jun5:00 PMUniform Fitting and BookstoreStudents & ParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
24-Jun5:00 PMRegiment Q & AParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
29-Jun7:00 PMMMA Parent's AssociationParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
6-Jul7:00 PMSetting Students Up for SuccessParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
7-Jul1:00 PMNROTCStudents & ParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
8-Jul3:00 PMFinancial Aid and BillingParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
15-Jul3:00 PMHealth and CounselingParentsNo Recording available due to technical difficulties. Apologies!
23-Jul3:00 PMDining ServicesStudents & ParentsRecorded Session Coming Soon
28-Jul3:00 PMCampus Safety Q & AStudents & ParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
29-Jul2:00 PMAcademic Support and AccessibilityParentsWatch Recorded Session Here
3-Aug6:00 PMRegimental Q & AParents and Students
5-Aug7:00 PMMMA Parent's AssociationParents
6-Aug7:00 PMSetting Students Up for SuccessParents

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