For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Mark your calendars for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend September 14-16, 2018!
Be sure to mark your calendar and make plans with classmates, book your room, and get ready to come back to campus to celebrate! Show your Buccaneer pride, reconnect with classmates and other alumni, and cheer the Buccaneer athletic teams to victory. If you have any questions about Homecoming and Reunion Weekend or want to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 508-830-5045. Please find a draft schedule of Homecoming and Reunion Weekend below. We will continue to update the schedule as events are added and moved.
Friday, September 14
|7:00AM||Alumni Association CAPT Al Wilson Memorial Golf Classic
Willowbend Country Club. Proceeds benefit the MMAAA Scholarship Fund. For more details contact John Prendergast ’85 at email@example.com.
|8:00AM - 7:00PM||Bookstore OpenKurz. Stock up on the newest MMA gear and wear your Buccaneer blue and gold!|
|1:00 - 4:00PM||Open Classroom|
|5:00-6:30PM||Alumni Association Annual Rugby Game
Hendy Baseball Field. All players are required to register before May 28, 2018. $50 per person to register and an additional $51 for a commemorative jersey (will be the same as last year). All proceeds from the event will go towards the Class of 1985 Jimmy Hayes Rugby Endowment Fund. For more details contact, Steve Zilonis ’95 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|5:00 - 9:00PM||Childcare Services
Kurz, American Pilot. Available for children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 12. This service includes a meal, snacks, age appropriate entertainment and cadet staff for a flat fee of $30. For staffing purposes children must be pre-registered for this service.
|5:30-6:30PM||Band, Honor Guard, and Drill Team Alumni Reception
Bay Sate Conference Room and Patio. Join your fellow Band, Honor Guard, and Drill Team alumni to network with current cadets and celebrate the long history of representing the Academy. An opportunity to hear some of the talent of our current cadet while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine (cash bar).
|5:30PM||Blue and Gold Dinner Dance ABS, 3rd floor. Classes from 1934-1968 are invited back for a cocktail reception and dinner with special recognition for the Class of 1968 celebrating its 50th Reunion. $45 per person for dinner if registered before September 1 and after that $50 per person before reunion.|
|6:30PM||Beers with the Admiral
Tent on Brick Plaza. Join Admiral McDonald and all reunion classes from 5th-45.th All alumni attending Homecoming and Reunion Weekend are welcome to this event. The cost is $5 per person and includes a complimentary beer glass and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar (beer and wine only).
Saturday, September 15
|8:00AM - 5:00PM||Bookstore Open
Kurz. Stock up on the newest MMA gear and wear your Buccaneer blue and gold!
|8:30AM - 12:00PM||Homecoming and Reunion Registration and Check-in
|10:00AM - 2:00PM||Ship Bridge Simulator Open
ABS, 3rd floor. Simulator tours will start on the half hour.
Merchant Marine Memorial. Join us as we remember all those we lost this past year.
Along Power House Road and Harrington parking lot. Reunion Classes that reserve space prior to August 20th will be guaranteed a spot to tailgate.
|10:00AM-3:00PM||T.S. Kennedy Open for Tours|
|10:00AM||Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
Hendy Baseball Field. All players are required to register prior to Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
|10:00AM||Buccaneer Men’s Soccer vs. Fitchburg State
Clean Harbors Stadium
|10:30AM - 12:30P||Bloody Mary Brunch
Maritime Park. Hosted by the Alumni Association.
|11:00AM -12:00PM||Campus Tours
Flanagan Hall, Novakoff Welcome Center.
|12:45PM||Muster for March-on
Reunion classes gather on Academy Drive in designated area (map will be provided at check-in and a cadet will have your class banner).
Yawkey Way, Behind the bleachers. Check out what some student groups and the MMAPA are selling and stock up on more Buccaneer gear.
|1:00PM||Chartwells Beer and Food Tent|
|1:30PM||Buccaneer Football vs. Maine Maritime
Clean Harbors Stadium. Make sure to get a good seat in the stands to cheer your Bucs to victory!
Flanagan Hall, Novakoff Welcome Center.
|2:30 - 4:00PM||Tug Simulator Open
Bresnahan, 2nd floor. Simulator tours will start on the half hour.
ABS 104. Available for children ages 3 (potty-trained) through age 12. This service includes a meal, snacks, age appropriate entertainment and cadet staff for a flat fee of $30. For staffing purposes children must be pre-registered for this service.
|3:30 – 8:00PM||Homecoming and Reunion Celebration
Brick Plaza. All alumni are invited to celebrate the weekend with dancing, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and cash bar (beer and wine only). Cost per person is being determined.
|5:00-8:00pm||Post 50th Class Dinners
$40 per person for dinner before September 1, after that $45 per person (locations are subject to change).
1963 (55th)- Bay State
|6:30 - 9:30PM||50th Reunion Dinner
Kurz, IMBU Center. Celebrate your 50th Reunion with a beautiful view of campus and a great dinner with your classmates. $55 per person for dinner before September 1 and $60 per person after that. Cash bar (beer and wine only).
Sunday, September 16
|9:00 – 11:00AM||Youngie Shuffle 5K
Parade Field. Registration starts at 9:00am and race begins at 10:00am. Register online, $20 for cadets and $30 for everyone else before September 10 after that the cost is $20 for cadets and $35 for everyone else. Cost for the 5K includes the price of brunch in the Mess Deck following the run. All proceeds from the 5K benefit the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams.
|10:00AM – 12:30PM||Brunch
Mess Deck. Get your classmates together for one last event for the weekend. Cost per person is being determined.