Commencement 2019

Live stream will be available the day of commencement!

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 two courses, Co-op, or Sea Term to participate in June graduation exercises.  For those Graduates who completed all academic requirements in August 2018, December 2018 or February 2019, please confirm with the Dean's Office, at your earliest convenience, via e-mail to wmaynard@maritime.edu, or call 508-830-5036, that you will be participating in the June 2019 graduation ceremony.

Dress rehearsal for graduation is Tuesday, 11 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 2019.

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 or if have a guest in need of handicapped assistance, contact Wendy Maynard, at 508-830-5036 or wmaynard@maritime.edu. We look forward to meeting the families of the Class of 2019 on this joyful and memorable weekend.

 

Schedule of Events

Date Function Time Place Uniform Attendance
Friday, June 21 Navy + Marines Commissioning 1000 Admirals' Hall Cadets - service appropriate Graduating Cadets receiving military commissions, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Friday, June 21 Army Commissioning TBD TBD Cadets - service appropriate Graduating Cadets receiving military commissions, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Friday, June 21 Sunset Reception 1800 - 2030 Pande Dining Hall Cadets - tropical white long          

Non-regimental students - business attire

Graduating Class, Parents, Guests, Faculty, and Staff & Platform Party
Saturday, June 22nd 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 22nd Continental Breakfast (complementary) 0830 - 0920 Bay State Conference Center Students - business attire Master of Science Graduates, Families, Guests, Faculty, and Staff
Saturday, June 22nd Form Up 0920 Canal Side of Bresnahan Hall Cadets - service dress white
Non-regimental graduates - cap and gown
Class of 2019
Saturday, June 22nd Commence Processional 0945 Academy Drive, along the Canal side of Bresnahan Hall Cadets - service dress white
Non-regimental graduates - cap and gown
Class of 2019
Saturday, June 22nd Commencement 1000 Parade Field