Commencement 2018

 

Graduation will begin promptly at 1000 on the Parade Field and will last approximately two hours. The patio of the Mess Deck will be the stage for the ceremony and we will have an extremely large tent with chairs set up for guests. Temporary parking will be set up around campus and waiting areas will be set up for guests who would like a ride to the Parade Field. The commencement ceremony will also be live streamed.

In early May students will be notified that invitations are available for them to pick up in the Dean's Office. Students initially receive six invitations but will be given additional invitations if requested. Invitations are mementos of the occasion and are not required for admittance. Seating is first come, first served.

If you need assistance with lodging or travel, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Parents Association websites contain information on nearby accommodations.

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduation policy permits students who are delinquent in not more than one course or one Sea Term to participate in June graduation exercises.  For those Graduates who completed all academic requirements in August 2017, December 2017 or February 2018, please confirm with the Dean's Office, at your earliest convenience, via e-mail to scornet@maritime.edu, or call 508-830-5013, that you will be participating in the June 2018 graduation ceremony.

Dress rehearsal for graduation is Tuesday, 12 June, at 1600.  All uniform orders must be placed through the MMA book store at 508-830-6488 by the first week in May.  All non-regimental commuter students must order a cap and gown directly from University Cap & Gown prior to 18 May 2018.  Order forms are available at the Dean's Office for anyone who needs one.

Commencement Photos, Inc., the official photographer for the commencement ceremony, will be sending information to you regarding the purchase of photographs taken during graduation. You may contact them directly at 978-851-5924 if you have any questions.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement, contact Sue Cornet, at 508-830-5013 or scornet@maritime.edu. We look forward to meeting the families of the Class of 2018 on this joyful and memorable weekend.

Please call Sue Cornet, at 508-830-5013 or scornet@maritime.edu, if you have any questions or a guest in need of handicapped assistance.

Schedule of Events

Date Function Time Place Uniform Attendance
Friday, June 22 Navy + Marines Commissioning 1000 Maritime Park Cadets - service appropriate Graduating Cadets receiving military commissions, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Friday, June 22 Army Commissioning TBD Maritime Park Cadets - service appropriate Graduating Cadets receiving military commissions, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Friday June 22 Sunset Reception 1800 - 2030 Pande Dining Hall Cadets - tropical white long      

Non-regimental students - business attire

Graduating Class, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Saturday, June 23rd Coast Guard Commissioning TBD Maritime Park Cadets - service appropriate Graduating Cadets receiving military commissions, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Saturday, June 23rd Continental Breakfast (complementary) 0830-0920 Pande Dining Hall Cadets - service dress white
Non-regimental students - business attire
Bachelor of Science Graduates, Families, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Saturday, June 23rd Continental Breakfast (complementary) 0830 - 0920 Bresnahan Hall Students - business attire Master of Science Graduates, Families, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Saturday, June 23rd Form Up 0920 Canal Side of Bresnahan Hall Cadets - service dress white
Non-regimental graduates - cap and gown
Class of 2018
Saturday, June 23rd Commence Processional 0950 Canal Side of Bresnahan Hall Cadets - service dress white
Non-regimental graduates - cap and gown
Class of 2018
Saturday, June 23rd Commencement 1000 Parade Field