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Maritime Management and 200 Ton Limited License

A 30 month program is available at the graduate level for qualified applicants intending to pursue the 200 Ton Limited License simultaneously with the M.S. degree in Maritime Management. Please contact the graduate school for more information. 

Administration

Administration

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

President Dr. William J. Brennan
Executive Assistant Rhonda Varney
Assistant to the President for Sustainability Paul Mercer
Director, Office of Policy and Institutional Equity & Advisor to the President Kate Grimes

ACADEMIC DIVISION

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Dr. David M. Gardner
Associate Academic Dean TBD
Associate Dean Loeb-Sullivan School Dr. Donald Maier
Director of Accessibility Services Dr. Joceline Boucher
Director of Career Services Timothy Leach
Director of Library Services Wendy Girven
Program Coordinator for Continuing and Distance Education Victoria Blackwood
Registrar Christina Stephens

ADVANCEMENT DIVISION

Vice President for Advancement TBD
Director of Alumni Affairs Paul Mercer
Director of College Relations Jennifer DeJoy
Coordinator of External Affairs Susan Mitchell

FINANCE DIVISION

Chief Financial Officer E. James Soucie
Director of Fiscal Operations Diana C. Snapp
Purchasing Supervisor Alice Herrick

OPERATIONS DIVISION

Vice President for Operations Dr. Darrell W. Donahue
Chief Technology Officer Lisa Roy
Director of Facilities Adam Potter
Director of Human Resources TBD
Director of Campus Safety and Compliance Ryan Kuhl
Marine Operations Manager Dana Willis
Bookstore Manager Audrey Bradford
General Manager of Dining Services Phil Cotoni

STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVISION

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Dr. Elizabeth True
Commandant Captain Nathan Gandy
Dean of Student Services Deidra Davis
Director of Admissions Jeffrey C. Wright
Director of Athletics Stephen Peed
Director of Counseling Services Paul Ferreira
Director of Financial Aid Kathy Heath
Director of Health Services Susan McDonald, R.N.
Director of Residential Life & Student Services Amanda Nguyen
Master T/V Captain Leslie Eadie

Academic Calendar

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
2014-2015

29 July Re-admissions Board
11 August RAs and OLs Report
15 August Orientation #1 Begins
16 August Orientation #1 Ends
17 August NROTC Orientation Begins
20 August Orientation #2 Begins
21 August Orientation #2 Ends
NROTC Orientation Ends
Training Begins for Regimental Students
25 August Begin Add/Drop Period
28 August Orientation #3 Begins
New Faculty Orientation & Faculty Meeting
29 August Orientation #3 Ends
Faculty Workshops
30 August Independent Experience
31 August Ship Jump
Residence Halls Open
1 September Academic Orientation & Convocation
1 September Beginning of Fall Semester
8 September End Add/Drop Period
17 September Constitution Day
26 September Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
27 September Homecoming
10-12 October Family Weekend
13 October Long Weekend - no classes
14 October Monday Schedule
16 October Career Fair
17 October First Year & PFD Student Mid-Semester Grades Published
20 October Second Half Physical Education Classes Begin
24 October Full Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
6 November Celebration of Achievement Banquet
8 November Saturday Make-up
8 November Navy/Marine Corps Ball
10-21 November Registration for Spring Semester
11 November Veteran's Day Celebration
14 November Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
17-18 November Re-admissions Board
21 November Commence Thanksgiving Vacation (after last class)
Curtis Hall & Dining Hall closed at 1700
30 November Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Opens
1 December Resume Classes
1-5 December Registration for Cruise/Co-op
12 December End Classes
13 December December Graduates Reception
15-19 December Final Exams
19 December Commence Vacation (after last exam)
Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Closes
23 December Academic Board
4 January U.S. Coast Guard Exam Mandatory Meeting
5-8 January U.S. Coast Guard Exams
5 January Begin Add/Drop Period
9 January Faculty Workshop
11 January Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Opens
12 January Commence Spring Semester Classes
16 January End Add/Drop Period
6 February Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
11 February Alumni Senior Banquet
23 February Regimental Change of Command Ceremony
27 February First Year & PFD Student Mid-Semester Grades Published
27 February Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Closes
2-6 March Spring Break
8 March Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Opens
9 March Resume Classes &
Second Half Physical Education Classes Begin
13 March Full Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
25 March Regimental Awards Banquet
1-10 April Registration for Fall Semester
3 April Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
8 April Student Life Awards Banquet
10 April Last Day to Register Before Incurring Late Fee
24 April Last Day of Classes
27-1 April/May Final Exams
1 May Cruise Begins at 1600
2 May Graduation & NROTC Commissioning
5 May Academic Board
7 May T.S. State of Maine departs
1 June Begin Registration for Class of 2019
2 June Auxiliary Sail Cruise Begins (tentative)
30 June Summer Course Withdrawal Deadline
30 June End Registration for Class of 2019
1 July Auxiliary Sail Cruise Ends (tentative)
 

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
2015-2016
TENTATIVE

28 July Re-admissions Board
tbd August Orientation Sessions (to be determined)
18 August NROTC Orientation Begins
21 August NROTC Orientation Ends
23 August Training Begins for Regimental Students
24 August Begin Add/Drop Period
27 August New Faculty Orientation & Faculty Meeting
28 August Faculty Workshops
30 August Residence Halls Open
31 August Academic Orientation & Convocation
31 August Beginning of Fall Semester
7 September End Add/Drop Period
17 September Constitution Day
25 September Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
26 September Homecoming (tentative or Sept. 19th)
9-11 October Family Weekend
12 October Long Weekend - no classes
13 October Monday Schedule
15 October Career Fair
16 October First Year & PFD Student Mid-Semester Grades Published
19 October Second Half Physical Education Classes Begin
23 October Full Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
5 November Celebration of Achievement Banquet
7 November Navy/Marine Corps Ball
7 November Saturday Make-up
9-20 November Registration for Spring Semester
11 November Veteran's Day Celebration
13 November Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
16-17 November Re-admissions Board
20 November Commence Thanksgiving Vacation (after last class)
Curtis Hall & Dining Hall closed at 1700
29 November Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Opens
30 November Resume Classes
30-4 Nov/Dec Registration for Cruise/Co-op
11 December End Classes
12 December December Graduates Reception
14-18 December Final Exams
18 December Commence Vacation (after last exam)
Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Closes
22 December Academic Board
3 January U.S. Coast Guard Exam Mandatory Meeting
4-7 January U.S. Coast Guard Exams
4 January Begin Add/Drop Period
8 January Faculty Workshop
10 January Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Opens
11 January Commence Spring Semester Classes
15 January End Add/Drop Period
5 February Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
10 February Alumni Senior Banquet
22 February Regimental Change of Command Ceremony
26 February First Year & PFD Student Mid-Semester Grades Published
26 February Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Closes
29-4 Feb/March Spring Break
6 March Curtis Hall & Dining Hall Opens
7 March Resume Classes &
Second Half Physical Education Classes Begin
11 March Full Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
23 March Regimental Awards Banquet
30-8 March/April Registration for Fall Semester
1 April Half Semester Course Withdrawal Deadline
6 April Student Life Awards Banquet
8 April Last Day to Register Before Incurring Late Fee
22 April Last Day of Classes
25-29 April Final Exams
29 April Cruise Begins at 1600
30 April Graduation & NROTC Commissioning
3 May Academic Board
5 May T.S. State of Maine departs
1 June Begin Registration Class of 2020
2 June Auxiliary Sail Cruise Begins (tentative)
30 June Summer Course Withdrawal Deadline
30 June End Registration Class of 2020
1 July Auxiliary Sail Cruise Ends (tentative)

Student Life

Student Life

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY is committed to the belief that learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Accordingly, the college is structured to maximize the potential for such learning.

Maine Maritime Academy has an average student population on its Castine campus of 950 full-time undergraduate students and 10 – 15 graduate students in residence. In addition to these students, approximately 100 students are enrolled in the A.S. degree program at Bath Iron Works.

A special feature of student life at Maine Maritime is the mix of students who live a traditional college lifestyle and those who participate in the Regiment of Midshipmen. Although students who become midshipmen wear military-style uniforms, Maine Maritime is not a military academy, and there is no military obligation after graduation. Traditional and regimented students live in the same residence hall, attend many of the same classes, and are eligible to participate in all campus clubs, activities, and athletics.

Students often participate in the Castine community. MMA students have opportunities to volunteer for the local fire department, the Adams (Elementary) School, sports clinics for local youth, and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, are among the many options. The local churches, clubs, and historical society welcome students and provide an opportunity to become a part of a small but vibrant community. Bangor and Ellsworth, both about 55 minutes away by automobile, are the closest cities. Acadia National Park is just over an hour’s drive away, and ski areas are two hours distant.

The Regiment of Midshipmen

All candidates for a U.S. Coast Guard unlimited license as a Third Mate or Third Assistant Engineer are required to be members of the Regiment of Midshipmen. The majors leading to an unlimited license, and thus requiring regimental participation, are Marine Transportation Operations, Marine Systems Engineering (License Track), Marine Engineering Technology, and Marine Engineering Operations. Marine Systems Engineering (Non-License Track) requires first-year students to participate in the Regiment, including the first-year cruise. For all other majors, membership in the Regiment is an optional but valuable experience that can help students to build job-related skills regardless of career path.

Although modeled after Navy and Coast Guard traditions, the purpose of the Regiment is not to produce military officers, but to provide leadership and management training for students desiring careers in the U.S. Merchant Marine and in science, engineering, and business. The Regiment does this by providing a structured training environment where students develop time management skills and self-confidence, enhance their personal value system, and are instilled with the Regiment's core values of honor, loyalty, and devotion to duty. Applicants for a U.S. Coast Guard unlimited license must meet the requirements governing physical condition, citizenship, and prior preparation, as outlined in the Admissions section.

The Regiment is a leadership program with a disciplined lifestyle designed to positively affect all aspects of a student's life at Maine Maritime Academy. Members wear military style uniforms, learn professional courtesies, and become familiar with shipboard life within a few days of reporting for first-year orientation. This rigorous lifestyle is challenging and rewarding; in particular, while learning how to follow in order to better lead, the student makes new lifelong friends. Over the four years, midshipmen are given more and more responsibility until, as seniors, they become the regimental leadership.

During the academic year, studies receive first priority. Midshipmen have ample time for personal study and research, as well as time to engage in recreational activities, such as varsity sports, after class. Weekends are usually free, unless the student is assigned to a watch or a maintenance responsibility aboard the training ship. Immediately following the first- and third-year spring terms, midshipmen in the license programs participate in a 68-day training cruise* aboard a training vessel. These are exciting times as the students cruise the Caribbean or European waters, making several ports of call while receiving hands-on training in all aspects of ship operation. During the summer following the sophomore year, midshipmen in these programs are assigned to merchant vessels as cadets* to further familiarize them with shipboard procedures. 

*Students not in good academic standing (Academic Probation or Warning status) may be required to delay their assignments to the freshmen or junior cruises aboard the T.S. State of Maine, or as cadets aboard merchant vessels, until they are in good academic standing.

Extracurricular Activities

Many campus events take place throughout the year, including films, lectures, concerts, and plays, providing a full range of cultural involvement for the entire community. More than 30 organizations operate on campus, under the jurisdiction of Student Government. Some of these groups include:

  • Activities and Bands Committee (ABC)
  • Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed community service fraternity)
  • Band
  • Drama Club
  • Drill Team
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Propeller Club of the United States
  • Rugby Club
  • Schooner Crew
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • Student Business Logistics Association (SBLA)
  • Student Environmental Activists (SEA)
  • Students Living in Christ Everyday (SLICE)

Student Housing

MMA has a residency requirement. All undergraduate students at MMA are required to live on campus with certain exceptions. Students who are married, have lived on campus for six semesters or more, are 22 years of age or older by the end of the corresponding calendar year, or are military veterans with two years of service and an honorable discharge, are eligible to apply to live off campus. Exceptions to this residential policy require the approval of the Dean of Student Services. Housing in and around Castine is limited.

Students provide their own telephone, computer, pillows, towels, and linen. Card-operated washers and dryers are available on each floor of the Curtis Hall residence complex. Residents are expected to have their own insurance (see section on Personal Property). Deductions from a deposit are made for damages beyond normal wear and tear, if deemed appropriate. See the catalog section entitled "Affording MMA" for more information regarding security deposits.

Non-degree students are not normally eligible to live on-campus unless enrolled in at least twelve credit hours of study.

Student Health

Student Health Services on the MMA campus is located in Curtis Hall (207-326-2295, or ext. 295). A registered nurse is on campus Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Academy physician is available to see students Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., during the academic year. There is no fee for students to see the doctor or the nurse in Health Services. A fee may be charged to the student account for some supplies and medications that are provided to the student. After hours and on weekends, emergency care can be initiated by calling the MMA Security Office (207-326-2479, or ext. 479). Ambulance service is available and healthcare providers are located in emergency rooms in local hospitals. During the training cruise, a physician and nurse are aboard the ship.

All students are required to show proof of medical insurance coverage upon admission to the college, and each subsequent fall. Students must maintain insurance coverage throughout their stay at MMA and are responsible for informing the college of any changes in coverage. Students who are not covered by family medical insurance will be required to purchase the Academy's medical insurance (see section on Affording MMA).

Maine Maritime Academy requires that all students be immunized in accordance with 20-A MRSA Chapt. 223 Sub. Chapt. 2 § 6359. This Maine law states that any person born after 1956 who attends school full time or who is a candidate for a degree, diploma, or graduate certificate must be immunized against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (five doses)
  • Adult tetanus/diphtheria booster within the last ten years
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), 2 doses, one after 12 months of age and a second dose at least 1 month later
  • Poliomyelitis (4 doses of OPV with the first one being six weeks after birth or 4 doses of IPV administered the same.)
  • Varicella (chicken pox), 1 dose for all children entering kindergarten or documented history of the disease.

In addition to the above State requirements, Maine Maritime Academy also requires entering students to have proof of the following immunizations and tests:

  • Hepatitis A (one shot with a booster in six months)
  • Hepatitis B (one shot with a booster in one month and a second booster in five months)
  • Meningitis
  • Mantoux test for tuberculosis (PPD) within the last year

Students may also provide copies of laboratory evidence of immunity (titers) to satisfy their immunization requirements for MMR, Hep A, Hep B and varicella. A student is exempt from immunizations if he/she has documentation from a physician that immunization against one or more diseases is medically inadvisable, or the student/guardian states in writing an opposition to immunization because of a sincere religious belief or philosophical reason. Students who choose one of these exemptions and do not provide proof of immunity will be excluded from taking classes or participating in activities during the danger period (15-23 days) if an outbreak of one of the above infectious diseases occurs.

To demonstrate adequate immunization against each disease, a student must present a certificate of immunization from the physician, nurse, public health official, or school provider who administered the immunization. The proof must specify the immunizing agent and the date it was administered. School health records are usually accepted to meet these requirements. A letter from a doctor is not acceptable. If immunization cannot be determined, re-immunization is required.

Before a student can register at MMA, he or she must have a physical exam on file on MMA's physical exam form. The student's personal healthcare provider can perform the exam.

The Academy Counselor (207-326-2419, or ext. 419) provides professional personal counseling for students and serves as the Substance Abuse Prevention Education Coordinator. Prevention Education involves teaching students healthy lifestyle skills with the aim that these skills become habits. Other topics covered include personal responsibility, legal consequences, and social awareness. Services of the Academy Counselor are provided free of charge to students.

Accommodations for Disabilities

The Academy complies with all relevant federal and state legislation regarding accommodation for disability. Nevertheless, special facilities and services available to students with disabilities are limited and the campus is not barrier free. Students needing accommodations should contact the Accessibility Service office.

Orientation and Regimental Training Program

Prior to the start of classes, all new students to MMA are required to attend an orientation session, a program designed to familiarize students with the facilities, programs, and organization of the college and to ease the transition into college life. For members of the Regiment the program includes a period of training in the traditions of the Academy, as a preparation for the rigorous life of a midshipman.

Visiting MMA

Visiting MMA

WE INVITE YOU to visit Maine Maritime Academy at any time of the year. Allow for a three-hour visit with any of our capable student guides and admissions counselors in order to digest the breadth of our programs and facilities.

Getting here:

From the North, South, and West...

Take Interstate 95 to Bangor, Exit 182, I-395. 
Take I-395 to Exit 4, Route 15 South to Bucksport 
Follow Route 15 South to Bucksport, 18 miles, which merges with Route 1 North/Route 3. 
One mile past Bucksport McDonald's, turn right on Route 175. 
After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles. 
Take first left (Pleasant Street) after the Maine Maritime granite sign to the Robert S. Walker Admissions and Financial Aid Center.


From the East (coastal)...

Take Route 1 South through Ellsworth.. 
About 18 miles from downtown Ellsworth, turn left on Route 175. 
After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles. 
Take first left (Pleasant Street) after the Maine Maritime granite sign to the Robert S. Walker Admissions and Financial Aid Center.


From the East (via Route 9)...

Take Route 9 to Route 46, Eddington, 77 miles. 
Follow Route 46, across Route 1A, to Bucksport, 19 miles. 
Take left on Route 1 North/Route 3 for 1/2(half) mile. 
Turn right on Route 175. 
After 8 miles, pick up Route 166 to Castine, another 7 miles. 
Take first left (Pleasant Street) after the Maine Maritime granite sign to the Robert S. Walker Admissions and Financial Aid Center.

Appointments to visit the college should be scheduled well in advance. With prior notice and based on availability, the Admissions Office will provide overnight accommodations without charge for the applicant and his or her family.

For more information, call the Admissions Office toll free at 800-464-6565. We encourage you to visit our web site at http://www.mainemaritime.edu

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