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Press Releases

USMMA Class of 2024 Bell Ringing to be Livestreamed

KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 22, 2024 – Members of the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Class of 2024 will ring the bell at Powell Oval after passing U.S. Coast Guard license exams, on Thursday, June 6th.

USMMA Board of Visitors to Meet Virtually

KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 3, 2024 - The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration announces a meeting of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Board of Visitors, on Monday, May 13, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Written statements to be considered during the meeting must be received via email to

USMMA Job Fair Highlights Mariner Demand

KINGS POINT, N.Y., April 3, 2024 -Today, maritime professionals and hiring managers from close to 40 companies, federal agencies, and maritime-related organizations participated in the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) annual spring career fair, known as the Shipping-Out Fair, held in O

USMMA Announces 2024 Graduation Weekend Dates and Activities

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 2, 2024) – Today, The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) released the timeline of events for the Academy's 88th Commencement and the Class of 2024 Graduation Weekend. 

The timeline is subject to change; the Academy encourages families and friends to review this page regularly as any changes, should they be necessary, will be posted here.

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