The path to becoming a Midshipman at Maine Maritime Academy starts with the first step, Regimental Preparatory Training (RPT). After RPT, the Midshipmen Under-Guidance (MUGs) begin classes while continuing to be taught and guided by their training cadre through MUG training. The finale of this intense, focused training is comprised of inter- and intra-company competitions and culminates with the MUGs taking the Oath of Midshipmen at our Regimental Induction Ceremony. From that point on, they are 4th Class Midshipmen and will focus on their next phase at Maine Maritime Academy.

Event Details

This year’s Regimental Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Liberty will be sounded at the conclusion of the ceremony no later than 11:00 a.m.

The planned activities are outlined as follows:

Friday, October 6, 2023
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Gun Rededication Ceremony
Location: Gun memorial site
Livestream Available
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.Dinner with families
Location: Main Dining Hall
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6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Clark Sunset Cruise - Families Members Only - No MUGs
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Location: MMA Waterfront
7:00 p.m.Football (MMA vs UNE)
Location: Ritchie Field
Saturday, October 7, 2023
8:20 - 9:45 a.m.Breakfast with families
Location: Main Dining Hall
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10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Regimental Induction Ceremony
Location: Ritchie Field
Livestream Available
11:00 a.m.Liberty is sounded
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
7:10 a.m.Students return to campus and attend muster.

This cruise is only available to family members and MUGs are unable to attend. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, October 2nd.

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During the Regimental Induction Ceremony, the Class of 2027 will conduct a March-On and take the Oath of Midshipmen. This ceremony officially marks the end of MUG training as the Class of 2027 will be welcomed into the Regiment as 4/C Midshipmen! The Regimental Induction Ceremony will be open to family and friends who wish to attend and will be documented through photos and videos that will be uploaded to MMA’s website and social media pages for those who cannot attend in person. Weather permitting, the event will occur on MMA’s Ritchie Field.

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Questions or requests about disability-related access or accommodations for public events should be directed in advance of the event to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or


The MUG Class of 2027’s first opportunity to leave campus will be during Indigenous People’s Day weekend in October. The MUGs will have liberty at the conclusion of the Regimental Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 7th. Liberty expires on Tuesday, 10 October at 7:10 a.m. as the students will return for Regimental Muster.