Midshipmen clubs and activities number nearly 40 and fall into almost as many categories as there are individual interests. Among the many choices for membership are the Drill Team; the Fencing Club; the National Eagle Scout group; and the Trident Scuba Diving Club. Other choices abound.
Land Hall, the student center, is the heart of the activities program and provides space for midshipmen to gather and pursue their interests. A Midshipmen Council, composed of elected students, midshipman officers and volunteers, helps plan social events and activities. On campus for midshipmen recreation are a bowling alley and a game room with electronic games and billiards, as well as weekly movies.
Students with a literary bent participate in Academy publications, which include Hear This, the student newspaper; and Midships, the award-winning yearbook.
The Academy also has campus chapters of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; the Marine Technology Society; and the Society of Women Engineers to supplement the academic and professional interests of midshipmen.