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Press Releases

USMMA Class of 2024 Graduation Weekend Quickly Approaching

KINGS POINT, NY, June 5, 2024 - Tomorrow the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Class of 2024 will complete USCG License Exams, their final milestone before graduation. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will deliver the 88th commencement address on Saturday, June 22.

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.

USMMA Celebrates National Maritime Day & Midshipman Appreciation Day

KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 24, 2024 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point commemorated National Maritime Day on Wednesday. The day was filled with activities from morning colors to retreat, underscoring the pivotal role the U.S. merchant marine and maritime industry have played since our nation’s inception.

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.

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