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Thank you for your interest in visiting Massachusetts Maritime Academy! In addition to our virtual visit offerings, the Academy is now open for a limited number of in-person campus visits during the week that will available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, we will not accommodate any walk-in visits at this time, therefore, registration is required. To register for your visit you will need to create an account and search under Events. Upon registering for a campus tour, you will be sent a detailed confirmation email. Please read through that email carefully before your arrival to campus, as it includes important guidelines that we ask all of our visitors to follow. 

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Please review our updated visit policy outlines and FAQs below before
scheduling your visit.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the following guidelines were developed as part of our 2020 Fall Safe Return Plan Visitor Policy to help ensure the health and safety of the Academy’s campus community and visitors. Please read this entire page carefully to ensure you are following all proper health and safety protocols. Failure to comply with any of these guidelines may result in you not being allowed to enter campus.

  • We will not accommodate any walk in visitors. 
  • There can be no more than three members in your tour group.
  • All members of your party must wear a surgical grade face mask while on campus - neck gaiters, cloth masks, bandanas, scarves, and masks with exhalation vents are not approved face coverings.
    • Please note, the Academy will not be providing these.
  • It is highly encouraged that you bring hand sanitizer, and a water bottle with you.
  • Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Tours will take place rain or shine.
  • Please plan to arrive for your tour 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time - this is very important given our new check-in process. Upon arrival, please park in an Admissions Visitor spot outside of Flanagan Hall and call Admissions at 800-544-3411 to check-in. Unless otherwise instructed by staff, you will not enter the building during check-in. Portable restrooms will be available outside of Flanagan Hall.
  • Groups will not be allowed to enter any buildings along the tour route, however, we will be utilizing iPads to display our virtual tour at each stop. For a better experience it’s highly encouraged that you bring headphones to connect to the iPad for ease of listening. 
  • A member of our Admissions staff will provide each person within your tour with an iPad. Each member of your group will be required to complete the Campus Clear App and a COVID-19 contract tracing form on the iPad. After answering the Campus Clear questions, if the green “cleared” screen appears, the visitor can continue on campus. If the red "not cleared" screen appears you will not be allowed onto the tour. It is required that all members of your tour group complete the Campus Clear app questionnaire the day before your visit, as well as, the morning of your visit. The Campus Clear App can be downloaded via smartphone, computer, or tablet (see below app links for download).
  • Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival (unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state) and must quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.
    • Your negative COVID-19 test results must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions (admissions@maritime.edu) 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit.
    • Here are lists of FDA approved PCR Test and Molecular Tests for COVID-19 to meet the MA Travel Order​.
    • Anyone not in compliance with these guidelines per the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will not be allowed onto campus.
  • Lastly, by registering for a tour, you affirm that you understand in choosing to visit the Massachusetts Maritime Academy campus during a pandemic, it is at your own risk and will hold the Academy harmless should any member of your party be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. Further, if a member of your party is diagnosed positive for the COVID-19 virus within 14 days after your visit to campus, you will notify the Health Services Department (nurse@maritime.edu) so that appropriate steps may be taken to have potentially exposed individuals tested.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit to Massachusetts Maritime Academy? 
We look forward to welcoming you to campus. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes - Tours will take place rain or shine! We require all visitors to wear a surgical grade face mask while on campus -  neck gaiters, cloth masks, bandanas, scarves, and masks with exhalation vents are not approved face coverings. Please plan to arrive for your tour 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time - this is very important given our new check-in process. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to anyone with the virus in the last 14 days, we ask that you call to cancel your visit. There will be future opportunities to visit! 
 
Also, we ask that you bring your own hand sanitizer, water bottle and headphones to better enhance your visit.
 
Do you accommodate walk-in visitors?
Due to our limited tour schedule and safety protocols for visitors, we cannot offer campus tours if you have not registered in advance. To register for a campus tour, please create an online profile and search for a date/time under Events!
 
When should I arrive at the Office of Admissions for my visit? 
Please plan to arrive for your tour AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time - this is very important given our new check-in process. Upon arrival, please park in an Admissions Visitor spot outside of Flanagan Hall (only building on the left-hand side of Academy Drive) and call Admissions at 800-544-3411 to check-in. Unless otherwise instructed by staff, you will not enter the building during check-in. Portable restrooms will be available outside of Flanagan Hall.
 
How will you facilitate social distancing during a tour? 
Your tour guide will meet you at your car to depart for the tour. Members of your tour group may remain in close proximity throughout the tour, however, you must maintain 6 feet of social distance between the tour guide and other tour guests at all times. Mass Maritime faculty, staff, cadets and guests are all required to wear surgical grade face masks while on campus. At this time, the tour will be conducted exclusively outdoors. Each guest will be provided with an iPad that will display our virtual tour which discusses the buildings/spaces being shown around campus. We are working to reduce contact for all individuals so inside touring of buildings is not permissible at this time. 
 
Will there be multiple families per tour? How many guests will I be able to bring with me? 
It is possible that you may be part of a small group given that we are setting a limit of two, pre-registered families per tour (with a max of 3 people per group) to encourage safe social distancing.
 
Will there be dining options on-campus? In the surrounding area?
We are unable to provide on-campus dining options, however, there are several local businesses that will be able to accommodate your family. A list of local restaurants can be found on our website.
 
Can I schedule an interview with an Admissions Counselor?
At this time, personal interviews are only available virtually. If you have generic Admissions questions after the tour a counselor may be available to chat. If you are in high school and will be applying as a freshman, please use our Staff Page to determine your Admissions counselor based on where you currently live (you can schedule an interview with your counselor directly on this page)! If you will be applying as a transfer student, schedule your interview with our Transfer Counselor, Joanne Robertson.
 
Can I shadow a current cadet and attend a class?
Currently, we are unable to accommodate the opportunity to shadow or attend an in-person class.
 
I’ve requested to talk with a coach. Where will we meet?
We ask that you make meeting arrangements with the coach prior to registering for your campus tour. Please be sure to obtain the coach’s contact information so that you can connect with them once the tour has ended.
 
Are you allowing visitors from states with high rates of COVID-19 confirmed cases?
Yes. You must complete the COVID-19 MA Travel Order Form and it is required that all members of your tour group download and complete the Campus Clear app questionnaire the day before your visit, as well as, the morning of your visit. The Campus Clear App can be downloaded via smartphone, computer, or tablet (see below app links for download).
You will be asked to complete this questionnaire upon arrival on the iPad provided for the tour and you must display the green “cleared” screen to Admissions staff/tour guide. Please note, anyone not in compliance with these guidelines per the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will not be allowed onto campus.
 
Who should I contact for questions regarding COVID-19 safety on campus?
Please review our COVID-19 Dashboard for more information. If you still have questions, please contact our Health Services Department at nurse@maritime.edu.
 
 
Questions?

If you still have questions please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@maritime.edu or (800)544-3411. Please note, campus visitation is subject to change anytime without notice based on current health and safety protocols.