Maritime College will celebrate and recognize its graduates at its annual commencement ceremony May 2024. The multi-day event includes a senior toast, the annual student excellence awards ceremony and dinner (Provost Office will contact recipients), and concludes with the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Any student who had or will have their degree conferred in the 2023-2024 academic year (July 2023, September 2023, January 2024, or May 2024), and who has not already attended a previous commencement ceremony is eligible to attend the May 2024 ceremony. 

Summer 2024 graduates who are within 8 credits of completing their degree requirements and/or the USCG license exam may also choose to participate in the May 2024 ceremony. To do so, students must complete the EARLY WALKING APPLICATION  no later than May 3rd.


Commencement will take place on Friday, May 24, 2024.   

Following is the schedule of events.  Please note that students who plan to attend Thursday activities and/or Commencement must RSVP to   Ms. Pat Norman at


4:00 PM: Senior Toast (Quarters 1)
6:30 PM: Student Excellence Awards Dinner (by invitation only)


8:00 AM: NROTC Commissioning Ceremony immediately followed by Veteran's Recognition Ceremony

9:15 AM: Doors Open for Commencement

10:00 AM: Commencement (St. Mary's Pentagon)

Each graduate will be allowed 4 guests. 

Attire for Cadets

Officers will wear appropriate service uniforms. Cadets will wear salt and peppers. At Commencement, all cadets will be inspected for proper grooming. 

Attire for Civilian Students

Cap and gown is required for all civilian graduates. Please email Paul Maggio at the Ship Store to place your order.

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Past Commencement Videos