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The 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)
Participation in the Regiment is optional for the following majors::
* - 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)
Personal Development (PD) Program
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.
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.
Special Regimental Status, (pages 7 - 9), 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.
We 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:
Auto Clubs, etc.
Baxter State Park
Calendar of Events - Area
Calendar of Events - State
Celebrations, Fairs, and Festivals
Fairs, Festivals, and Celebrations
Fast Ferry Ride
Festivals, Fairs, and Celebrations
Maine Island Trail Association
Active 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.
Regardless 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.
* 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
* study lounge
* student game/recreation center
* student government offices
* 12 laundry rooms
* campus dining areas
* WAYPOINT snack bar
* game area
* postal boxes
* student services office
* public affairs office
* classrooms, conference/meeting rooms
* 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
The 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:
As a member of your community, your responsibilities include:
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.
Dont be afraid to leave your mark here! MMA offers many ways to be involved, and encourages students to start new clubs and programs.
The Mariners vie for conference supremacy in a number of NCAA Division III sports. See MarinerSports.org.
College can be the best years of your life, or it can be one long wait with a diploma attached to its tail. So get involved! Take control! After all, its your education.