Homecoming and Reunion

Homecoming and Reunion invitation image made to look like a zoom callDue to Covid-19 and all the unanswered questions surrounding it, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, September 18-20, will be virtual.  

We have fun events planned for the reunion classes and the rest of our alumni who can now participate from every corner of the globe!   We cannot wait for you to join us!  

With the exception of the Virtual 5K to benefit Buccaneer Athletics, registration for Homecoming is now closed.

If you have questions about Homecoming registration please contact Michelle Badger at mbadger@maritime.edu or 508-830-5045.

Update your contact information and encourage your classmates to  do the same.  We will keep everyone updated on the schedule and registration via email.  This year, more than ever it will be important that we have your email to keep everyone updated. 

Our current Schedule for Homecoming and Reunion can be found below.  We will continue to update this schedule as details are confirmed.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Michelle Badger, mbadger@maritime.edu or 508-830-5045.  

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 18

1:00 - 4:00PM

Classroom/Information talks
Take a peek into what today’s cadets are researching and learning. 

Irish Literature, Humanities Professor's Research
Dr. Nelson Ritschel will speak on the Irish literature course he has taught since 2002, and highlight his current research

What is it Like to be Back.
Jill Taft '90 will share what it is like to be back teaching on campus and what she teaches in her classes.


1891 Society Information
Join Bill Kelley ’54, P’85, GP’17, MMA Foundation Board Trustee, and Elizabeth Simmons ’97, M’07, VP of External Affairs, to learn more about the 1891 Society and how you can leave your own legacy at MMA.


Cooking Demonstration 

Chef Jim from Chartwells (MMA Food Service) will walk you through making his famous steak tip marinade and answer your cooking questions.


Beers with the Admiral 

A favorite event for most when we can all gather in person.  Grab a beer and join Admiral McDonald ’85 and Regimental Commander Domonic Vaccari '21 via Zoom to get an update on the Academy.


Alumni/Student Game Night

SGA is partnering with us for  a fun game night for alumni and students!  Come prepared with your knowledge about movies, and the maritime industry. MMA prizes will be awarded.

Saturday, September 19


Virtual Workout *

Wake up and join in a fun pre-recorded workout with Gale McGilvray '15.



Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Learn how to make the best Bloody Mary and then participate in the annual meeting.  Open to all dues paying members.  


9:30 – 10:00AM

Memorial Service *
Join us as we remember all those we lost this past year with special recognition of all those who have passed in the Class of 1970. Pre-recorded on September 2, 2020


Virtual Bookstore *

Join Kelly DeMello '99 to check out the new Buc gear and how find out how you can have it delivered to your door.


Partnering with Career Services
Learn about how the MMA co-op program works and other ways to engage with our cadets as they learn more about career options.




Buccaneers Through the Years *

Join us for an interview series where we will highlight athletes and coaches, past and present, to share stories and significant moments in Buccaneer history! 
9/19 @ 12:00PM - Football Student-Athlete Conversation
9/19 @  4:00PM - Coaches Corner

9/20 @  10:00AM - Athletic Direcotrs Conversation

9/20 @  10:30AM - Women's Lacrosse Conversation

9/20 @  11:30AM - Men' Soccer Conversation


2019 Homecoming and Reunion Football Game Replay*

Grab your favorite tailgate food and put on your Buc gear to watch the exciting replay of the Buc Football vs Worcester State game from last year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.


Wine Tasting
Join Carlos Mata ’90 a WSET Level 2 (Wine & Spirit Educational Test) and Chef Jim for a happy hour and wine tasting.  Get on board with your favorite wine while shareing sea stories, greetings, and wine talk.  




Class of 1970 Virtual 50th Reunion Celebration


Reunion Class Social Hours
Join your classmates at your assigned time to catch up and share sea stories.  All participants must register.
6:30-7:30PM: 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1975, and 1980
7:45-8:45PM: 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015

All Weekend

Buccaneer Athletics Virtual 5K
Participate in a 5K anything the weekend to support Buccaneer Athletics.  All participants will get a downloadable race bib.  

* Events with an * can be found our facebook page: www.facebook.com/MassMaritime.Advancement.  It can be accessed withoug having a facebook account.

Future Homecoming and Reunion Dates:
October 1-3, 2021
September 16-18, 2022

Check out the photos from Homecoming 2019