Regimental New Student

Welcome aboard, Midshipmen Under Guidance (MUGs)!

In years past, MUGs came to campus for a weekend of New Student Orientation during the summer before their first semester. While here, they met future shipmates, were fitted for their Regimental uniforms, and practiced ship-jumping skills in our indoor pool. Each activity was designed to introduce them to the mission and values of the Regiment and to prepare them for Regimental Preparatory Training (RPT).

This year, things will be different. Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have shifted traditional NSO activities to an online format and MUGs will participate in a series of Zoom sessions and webinars from their homes throughout the summer. A full schedule of events can be found here.

However, while the format for orientation has changed, our core goals have not. Your New Student Orientation experience will still prepare you for life on campus and give you the tools you need to succeed at Maine Maritime Academy.

Please keep an eye on the New Student Orientation and Fall 2020 websites for updates and information about programming. We also encourage you to check your MMA email regularly; the Dean of Student Services, the Financial Office, the Registrar’s Office, the Athletics Department, and the Commandant’s staff will all use this email address to communicate important information to our students. If you have questions about activating your email or accessing NSO materials, please contact us.

As the summer progresses, Maine Maritime Academy will be developing plans based on what is best for the health and safety of our community, including incoming Regimental students. While we are planning for your arrival later this summer, it is too soon for us to be able to say definitively whether MUGs will report for the traditional ten-day RPT session that has been held in the past. We will make every effort possible to make sure that all decisions regarding your arrival are communicated to you and your family in a timely manner. Unfortunately, much of this is outside of our control but we are just as anxious as you are to have you here on campus!

We are proud that you’ve chosen Maine Maritime Academy and are looking forward to a time when we are able to welcome you to MMA in person. In the meantime, stay connected and please be in touch with questions!