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, 8 October 2022 from 10:45 a.m. – 1145 a.m. Liberty will be sounded by 12:00 p.m. (Noon). The planned activities are outlined as follows:

Friday, October 7, 2022
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Gun Rededication Ceremony
Location: Gun memorial site
Livestream Available
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.Clark Sunset Cruise - Families Members Only - No MUGs
Trip full - lottery closed
Location: MMA Waterfront
6:00 p.m.Women's Volleyball vs University of New England
Location: Smith Gym
Saturday, October 8, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.Monomoy Race
Location: MMA Waterfront
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.Breakfast with families
Location: Main Dining Hall
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.Drill Review
Location: Ritchie Field (Livestream Available)
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Regimental Induction Ceremony
Location: Ritchie Field (Livestream Available)
12:00 p.m.Liberty is sounded
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
7:10 a.m.Students return to campus and attend muster.

During the Regimental Induction Ceremony, the Class of 2026 will conduct a March-On and take the Oath of Midshipmen. This ceremony officially marks the end of MUG training as the Class of 2026 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.

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 2026’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 8th. Liberty expires on Tuesday, 11 October at 7:10 a.m. as the students will return for Regimental Muster.