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 mbadger@maritime.edu 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

Time Event
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 ljprendi@gmail.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 szilonis@comcast.net.

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

Time Event
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
Flanagan Hall.
10:00AM - 2:00PM Ship Bridge Simulator Open 
ABS, 3rd floor.  Simulator tours will start on the half hour. 
10:00-10:30AM Memorial Service
Merchant Marine Memorial.  Join us as we remember all those we lost this past year. 
10:00AM-12:45PM Tailgating 
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).
12:30PM MMA Bazaar
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! 
2:00-3:00PM Campus Tours
Flanagan Hall, Novakoff Welcome Center.
2:30 - 4:00PM Tug Simulator Open 
Bresnahan, 2nd floor.  Simulator tours will start on the half hour. 
5:00-10:00PM Childcare Services
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
1958 (60th) -Patriot State, Kurz
1953 (65th)- American Pilot, Kurz

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.