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Great Lakes Maritime Academy Calendar — 2020/21 Academic Year

Month

Event

Date

July

Fall Tuition/fees Due (if not deferred)

Tues, July 28

Aug

Welcome Aboard/First Year Cadets

Tentative: Fri, Aug 21

Fall Semester Begins

Sat, Aug 22

Sep

Labor Day: No Classes

Sat, Sep 5–Mon, Sep 7

Maritime Board and All Cadet Breakfast

TBD

Oct

FAFSA Available for following Fall: fafsa.gov

Tues, Oct 1

No classes - Fall Conference for faculty

Tues, Oct 13

Cadet Advising Night

Tues, Oct 14

Spring /Summer Registration Begins

Wed, Oct 21

Prospective Cadets - Early Admission Application Deadline

Sat, Oct 31

Nov

Mariners Memorial/Veterans Day Event

Tues, Nov 10

Thanksgiving Holiday: No Classes

5 p.m. Wed, Nov 25–Sun, Nov 29

Dec

Spring Tuition/fees Due (if not deferred)

Thurs, Dec 3

Semester Ends

Sat, Dec 12

Firefighting Session - Option 1 for First Year Cadets

Mon, Dec 14–Fri, Dec 18

Christmas Holiday - College Closed

Thurs, Dec 24–Fri, Dec 25

New Year’s Holiday - College Closed

Noon, Thurs Dec 31-Fri, Jan 1

Jan

Happy New Year (College Closed)!

Fri, Jan 1

Firefighting Session - Option 2 for First Year Cadets

Mon, Jan 4 – Fri, Jan 8

USCG License Exams: Third Assistant/Third Mate

Mon, Jan 4–Fri, Jan 8

Semester Begins

Mon, Jan 11

USCG License Exams - Pilotage (Deck only)

Mon, Jan 11–Fri, Jan 15

Feb

Commercial Sea Project paperwork due (annually)

Due by Feb 1

Online Scholarship Applications - Open (annually)

TBD

Mar

Advising Night

Wed, Mar 3

Fall Registration Begins

Wed, Mar 11

Firefighting Session - Option 3 for First Year Cadets

Mon, Mar 29-Fri, Apr 2

Spring Break: No Classes (except those in Firefighting)

Mon, Mar 30–Sun, Apr 5

Apr

Open to Public

Tentative: Sat, Apr 10

Summer Tuition/Fees Due (if not deferred)

Tues, Apr 20

May

Honors Convocation

Fri, Apr 30

Commencement/Maritime Graduation Ceremony/Classes End

Sat, May 1

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

Spring Training Cruise Itinerary »

Summer Semester begins

Sat, May 8

NMC BBQ

Sat, May 23

Memorial Day Holiday: No Classes

Sat, May 29–Mon, May 31

Jun

Summer Classes Start (8-week session)

Fri, June 14

In The News

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Message to U.S. Mariners

May 7, 2020

2020 Graduation Message

Maritime Administrator, Admiral Mark H. Buzby
May 1, 2020

Lake Carriers Association President Jim Weakley Interview

THE RON JOLLY SHOW, WTCM
January 14, 2020

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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