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.
Students may request that their "Preferred Name" be different from their legal name of record. The "Preferred Name" is used for services such as email, display name in Blackboard, and presented in class rosters. Examples: change a legal name of "Mary Jane Poe" to "MJ Poe", or "Frederick Andrew Wright" to "Andy Wright".
Note that diplomas and materials related to STCW will use legal names.
To add or change a preferred name, login using your Academy username and password. Then navigate back to this page to fill out the form. If you are not able to log into the website or see the form below after doing so, please contact the Help Desk.