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Campus Safety

Campus Safety is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure campus environment for all members of our Academy community.  In addition to managing all safety services and related educational programs for the Academy, our staff works closely with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the Castine Fire Department, and the State Police to provide emergency services to our students, faculty and staff and occasionally the Castine community.  Many of our students serve on the Castine Volunteer Fire Department, as do faculty and staff members.  Castine is a safe and close-knit community and we value our strong town-gown connections. Ryan Kuhl is the Director of Safety and Compliance at Maine Maritime Academy, and oversees the Academy’s Campus Safety Department.  

Visit the Campus Safety website.

View the Maine Maritime Academy Annual Security and Fire Safety (Clery) Report.

Title IX Coordinator

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Prepare to Lead

Prepare to LeadThe Regiment of Midshipmen is Maine Maritime's leadership and management laboratory. In this organization, students learn, apply and practice leadership and management theory. Learning is accomplished through formal instruction, personal observation and practical application.

Participation in the Regiment is required for the following majors: (see NOTE)

  • Marine Engineering Operations
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Marine Systems Engineering - License Track
  • Marine Systems Engineering - Non-license Track*
  • Marine Transportation Operations

Participation in the Regiment is optional for the following majors::

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business and Logistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Marine Systems Engineering - Non-license Track**
  • Power Engineering Operations
  • Power Engineering Technology
  • Small Craft Design
  • Small Craft Systems
  • Small Vessel Operations
  • Vessel Operations & Technology

* - First year required.
** - Participation in succeeding years is optional.

Much of the formal instruction is done during Regimental Preparatory Training and in Personal Development Class.

Regimental Preparatory Training (RPT)

  • Regimental Preparatory Training is an intensive training period during which new students are readied for life and duty in the Regiment of Midshipmen.
  • During this period students are taught rowing, watch standing, problem solving and regimental organization.
  • The majority of the training is done by midshipmen in the three upper classes, who themselves undergo an intensive training program in preparation for their demanding duties.

Personal Development (PD) Program

  • Personal Development is open to all students, but required for the regimental student.
  • In the Fourth Class(4/C, freshman) year, the focus of the class is to help the student make the transition from home and high school to regimental life and college.
  • Third Class(3/C, sophomore) are introduced to leadership and management theory.
  • Second Class(2/C, junior) are prepared for their upcoming duties of running the regiment.
  • First Class (1/C, senior) focus on the transition to industry and the beginning of their working careers.

The Regiment is an organization in which a student starts at an entry level position and gradually moves up in the chain of command until he/she is in charge.

  • Fourth Class have cleaning duties and stand basic watches.
  • Third Class are assigned as the immediate supervisors of the Fourth Class and are assigned maintenance areas of responsibility.
  • Second Class stand more responsible watches and are accountable for the performance of the assigned underclass watch standers. Also conduct a large part of the Fourth Class training.
  • First Class run the regiment, stand the key watches and experience first hand the demands and responsibilities, and pressures of being in charge.

Informally, the midshipman is constantly observing and experiencing the leadership and management styles of peers, upperclassmen and staff officers. During this process, the student is assimilating those techniques and styles that best fit his/her personality and needs.

The training ship State of Maine is the focal point of the Regiment and its primary training aide. All midshipmen, regardless of program, participate in the training ship familiarization program and assigned areas of responsibility. By learning and maintaining this 500 foot diesel powered vessel, you learn how to operate and manage a technically complex system.

Consequently, the Regiment is a program that increases accountability and responsibility, as well as privileges, as the student moves up the leadership ladder. It provides each student the opportunity to practice and experience some degree of hands-on management. For those students who want to develop their skills beyond the standard training program, challenging and demanding top leadership positions are in place to test and tax their managerial abilities.

Non-Traditional Student Status, for non-traditional, veteran and transfers from other academies. To clarify your status, contact the Office of the Commandant at the toll free number below.

For further information regarding the Regiment, please review the Regimental Manual.

NOTE: Participation in the Regiment of Midshipmen is a federal requirement for students majoring in Marine Engineering Operations, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Systems Engineering- License Track, Marine Systems Engineering-Non-license Track (first year), and Marine Transportation Operations and are seeking an unlimited license in the U.S. Merchant Marine. We are not a military academy and there is NO military obligation after graduation if you are in the Regiment.












Life in Residence

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Curtis Hall - student residence


* co-educational dorm, (not dorms)
* 300 rooms, double occupancy
* regimental and traditional housing
* semi-private and community lavatories
* resident director/assistants
* internet and e-mail access 2/room
* private telephone access
* cable tv hookup
* campus bookstore
* health services
* counseling center
* 24-hr. security office
* regimental offices
* barbershop
* study lounge
* student game/recreation center
* student government offices
*computer center
* 12 laundry rooms


Dining HallAlfond Student Center and Dining Hall

* campus dining areas
* WAYPOINT snack bar
* game area
* postal boxes
* student services office
* public affairs office
* classrooms, conference/meeting rooms



RecreationRecreation Facilities

* basketball gymnasium
* fieldhouse (multi-purpose)
* climbing wall
* all-purpose athletic field
* indoor tennis/volleyball courts
* swimming pool
* weight and aerobic rooms
* racquetball/handball/squash courts
* fleet of boats
* public golf course (across street)
* Maine coast




CommunityThe students of Maine Maritime form a community of men and women assembled for the pursuit of learning. As a member of this group, you have a relationship with several levels of "Community." These relationships include those with your roommate, your hall section, your fellow students on and off campus, your faculty, administrators and the local and surrounding communities.

Admission to this college carries with it the assumption of both a sense of responsibility for the welfare of the community and an obligation to contribute positively to it. Also assumed are obligations on the part of each individual to respect the rights of others and to protect the Academy as a forum for the free expression of ideas.

As a member of your community, you have the right to:

  • study without undue interference, unreasonable noise and other distractions.
  • sleep without undue disturbance from noise and distractions.
  • expect that others (including roommates) will respect your personal belongings.
  • live in an environment kept clean by those who live in it.
  • access your room and the facilities provided for residents.
  • host guests with the expectation that you will be responsible for their actions and that you will escort them while they are in the building.
  • discuss concerns with Residential Life staff members who can assist in addressing the concern
  • expect that these rights will be respected.

As a member of your community, your responsibilities include:

  • verbally expressing your views in a civil manner to the person(s) involved, should you believe that your rights were violated.
  • treating other residents and staff members with the same respect and consideration that you would expect.
  • understanding all policies and regulations necessary for the residence hall and campus communities to function.
  • abide by these policies and regulations.
  • respectfully respond to all reasonable requests from fellow students.
  • responding to and cooperating with Residential Life and Academy staff members.
  • recognizing that community cannot exist if any individual is excluded.

Action, direct or covert that discriminates on the basis of race, gender, religion, disability, national origin age or sexual orientation cannot be tolerated in a community based on mutual respect and cooperation.

Experience Maine

The Maine Facts

Experience MaineWe are an active student body. There is plenty to see and a lot to do in the area and around Maine. We're not called "Vacationland" for nothing! Here's a sample:

Adventure Bound
Acadia National Park
Allagash Wilderness Waterway
Appalachian Trail
Atlantic Climbing School

Area Newspapers

Auto Clubs, etc.

Baxter State Park

Calendar of Events - Area
Calendar of Events - State
Celebrations, Fairs, and Festivals
Cycling/Mountain Biking

Disc Golf

Fairs, Festivals, and Celebrations
Fast Ferry Ride
Festivals, Fairs, and Celebrations
Frisbee Golf



Ice Fishing


Licensing (Fishing, Hunting, etc.)
The Lobster

The Maritime Maine Heritage Trail
Maine Outdoor Adventure Club


Maine Island Trail Association

Maritime Museums

Mountain Biking/Cycling

Other Museums and Historic Sites
Outdoor Discovery Schools


Outward Bound


Performing Arts

Prospecting/Mineral Collecting

Skiing - downhill
Skiing - cross country

Whale Watches
White Water Rafting

Worship (local)

  • Interchurch Parish-Worships at the Trinitarian Parish, Main Street (Congregational and Methodist)
  • Our Lady of Holy Hope, Perkins Street (Catholic)
  • Unitarian Church, Court Street (Unitarian)
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Perkins Street


Visit Maine Office of Tourism for more!

Not Your Typical College

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ActiveActive best describes our student body. If you like to be involved in various activities, organizations, hobbies, and/or athletics, you'll be right at home with 85% of our students.

A distinguishing feature of our student life is the blend of students who follow a traditional college lifestyle and those who participate in the Regiment of Midshipmen.

Lifestyle choice is usually determined by your academic major (see note below) but all students are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits of the regiment. Currently our student body has about 55% participation in the regiment.

RegimentRegardless of lifestyle, you are not limited in your ability to associate and participate. Traditional and regimented students live in the same residence hall (even roommates), attend the same classes, and are eligible to participate in all campus clubs, organizations, activities, and athletics.

Challenge yourself, get involved, and enjoy the experience.

NOTE: Participation in the Regiment of Midshipmen is a federal requirement for students majoring in Marine Engineering Operations, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Systems Engineering-License Track, Marine Systems Engineering-Non-license Track (first year only), and Marine Transportation Operations and are seeking an unlimited license from the U. S. Coast Guard. We are not a military academy and there is NO military obligation after graduation if you are in the Regiment.

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