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USMMA Announces 2023 Graduation Weekend Dates and Activities


KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 7, 2023) – Today, The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) released the timeline of events for the Academy's 87th Commencement and the Class of 2023 Graduation Weekend. 

The timeline is subject to change; the Academy encourages...

USMMA Hosts Another Successful Job Fair

KINGS POINT, N.Y., April 5, 2023- This afternoon, The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) held its annual Shipping-Out Fair for the Class of 2023.

The event, which was coordinated by the Department of Professional Development and Career Services, welcomed 33 maritime...

Sea Fair 2022 Demonstrates Industry Demand for Kings Point Graduates

KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 21, 2022 -Today, maritime professionals and hiring managers from 40 companies, federal agencies, and maritime-related organizations participated in the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) annual career fair, known as Sea Fair, held in O’Hara Hall....

USMMA Hosts Admissions Field Representative Training

KINGS POINT, N.Y., February 2, 2017 –Last Friday the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Department of Admissions welcomed Admissions Field Representatives for a day of training and interactive discussions regarding the USMMA admissions process. Field representatives, known as “field...

USMMA Celebrates National Maritime Day & Midshipman Appreciation Day

KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 24, 2016 - The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point celebrated National Maritime Day, yesterday.  The day was filled with events that highlighted the critical role that the U.S. maritime industry has played since the infancy of our nation....

USMMA Delivers Historic Cargo to The Pentagon During Training Cruise

KINGS POINT, NY – November 17, 2015. This year’s fall training cruise aboard the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Training Vessel, T/V Kings Pointer, was unlike any other.  The midshipmen, officers and crew aboard became part of history when they delivered a binnacle from the...

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