Immersion of Regimental and Maritime Activities

The Academy’s indoctrination program, known as “Orientation,” will be the most rewarding experience of your life. Designed to quickly transition you to a regimented lifestyle, this two-week program builds teamwork, camaraderie, self-discipline, and time-management skills while immersing you in a culture of maritime customs and traditions.

Cadet leaders, known as “cadre,” will challenge you mentally and physically to prepare you to succeed at the Academy. Orientation will be the most demanding experience you have at Massachusetts Maritime Academy including physical training, hands-on instruction and teambuilding activities but you will be supported as well. However, your new knowledge, attention to detail, resiliency, and bond with your shipmates will last long after Orientation Graduation.