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Great Lakes Maritime Academy Calendar - 2019/20 Academic Year

Month

Event

Date

July

Fall Tuition/fees Due (if not deferred)

Tues, July 30

Aug

Welcome Aboard/First Year Cadets/Pre-Fall begins

Sun, Aug 11

Fall Semester Begins

Sat, Aug 24

Sep

Labor Day: No Classes

Sat, Aug 31–Mon, Sept 3

Maritime Board and All Cadet Breakfast

Thurs, Sep 12

Oct

FAFSA Available for following Fall: fafsa.gov

Tues, Oct 1

No classes - Fall Conference for faculty

Tues, Oct 8

Cadet Advising Night

Tues, Oct 15

Spring /Summer Registration Begins

Wed, Oct 23

Prospective Cadets - Early Admission Application Deadline

Thurs, Oct 31

Nov

Mariners Memorial/Veterans Day Events      

Fri, Nov 8

Thanksgiving Holiday: No Classes

5 p.m. Wed, Nov 27–Sun, Dec 1

Dec

Spring Tuition/fees Due (if not deferred)

Thurs, Dec 5

Semester Ends

Sat, Dec 14

Firefighting Session - Option 1 for First Year Cadets

Mon, Dec 16–Fri, Dec 20

Christmas Holiday - College Closed

Tues, Dec 24–Wed, Dec 25

New Year’s Holiday - College Closed

Noon, Tues Dec 31–Wed, Jan 1

Jan

Happy New Year (College Closed)!

Wed, Jan 1

Firefighting Session - Option 2 for First Year Cadets

Mon, Jan 6 – Fri, Jan 10

USCG License Exams: Third Assistant/Third Mate

Tues, Jan 7–Fri, Jan 10

Semester Begins

Fri, Jan 10

USCG License Exams - Pilotage (Deck only)

Mon, Jan 13–Fri, Jan 17

Feb

Commercial Sea Project paperwork due (annually)

Due by Feb 1

Online Scholarship Applications - Open (annually)

Feb 15–Apr 1

Mar

Advising Night

Tues, Mar 3

Fall Registration Begins

Wed, Mar 11

Firefighting Session - Option 3 for First Year Cadets

Mon, Mar 30–Fri, Apr 3

Spring Break: No Classes

Mon, Mar 30–Sun, Apr 5

Apr

T/S State of Michigan - Tours, Open to Public, Noon–3 p.m.

Sat, Apr 18

Spring Holiday (no classes)

Fri, Apr 10–Sun, Apr 12

Summer Tuition/Fees Due (if not deferred)

Tues, Apr 21

May

Honors Convocation

Fri, May 1

Commencement/Maritime Graduation Ceremony/Classes End

Sat, May 2

T/S State of Michigan departs - First Year Sea Project

Spring Training Cruise Itinerary »

Summer Semester begins

Sat, May 9

NMC BBQ

Sun, May 17

Memorial Day Holiday: No Classes

Sat, May 23–Mon, May 25

Jun

Summer Classes Start (8-week session)

Fri, June 12

In The News

Destination Michigan - Sailor Mike Diduch

PBS
August 28, 2019

Training ship gives students chance to experience life on deck

PORT HURON TIMES HERALD
May 28, 2019

Maritime Career Day 2019 to include tours of training ship

MLIVE.COM
May 13, 2019

NMC’s In-Demand Maritime Programs Boast 100 Percent Employment Rate

TRAVERSE CITY BUSINESS NEWS
May 1, 2019

The untold history of Yemeni sailors on the Great Lakes

MICHIGAN RADIO
April 29, 2019

Great Lakes Maritime Academy shows off ship at open house

UPNORTHLIVE
April 14, 2019

Great Lakes Maritime Academy anchored by past, sails toward future

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE
November 8, 2018

The US Army is preparing to fight in Europe, but can it even get there?

DEFENSE NEWS
October 8, 2018

Life aboard Dorothy Ann-Pathfinder means hard work, happy stomachs, great friends

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
August 27, 2017

Maritime Engineers Tend to Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel's Needs

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
May 15, 2017

A siren song of seafaring life: Senior to become Merchant Marine mate

HILLSDALE COLLEGIAN
April 13, 2017

Karhoff Studies Engineering at Great Lakes Maritime Academy

MACKINAC ISLAND TOWN CRIER
September 10, 2016

The new faces of maritime: Local women highlight changing workforce

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE
January 10, 2016

Life on board a freighter: The captain guides a goliath

DETROIT FREE PRESS
June 25, 2015

Captain Lori Reinhart hauls ore across the Great Lakes

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
June 25, 2015

NMC celebrates Great Lakes Campus harbor renovation

UPNORTHLIVE
October 19, 2014

Keweenaw Star celebrates 5 years downtown

CHARLEVOIX COURIER
September 30, 2014

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