New members of the Regiment of Cadets participate in a program called Indoctrination (INDOC). During INDOC, new members learn what it means to be a cadet at Maritime College including the rules and regulations they are expected to follow, basic skills and knowledge for daily life on campus and life onboard a ship. This is their opportunity to bond with their fellow mariners under guidance (MUGs).

Each day of INDOC, MUGs will wake up early in the morning for physical training – running, strength training and other calisthenics. After breakfast, they will participate in a rotation of training in different facilities in and around the campus, including the waterfront. They will also attend sessions with regimental staff, cadet leadership, faculty and other campus leaders.

During INDOC, MUGs will not be allowed to use cell phones or watch television. INDOC is very challenging, but upper class cadet leadership and regimental officers are committed to helping MUGs make it through the program. While it’s not easy, it’s not impossible.

Please carefully review all of the information on the Summer 2022 - MUG Guidance document for details on reporting requirements, grooming standards, items to pack, uniform requirements and other pertinent information. 

INDOC Begins Wednesday, August 17, 2022 

Indoctrination 2022 will observe the following format to complete the entirety of INDOC:

  • 10 days (Phase 1) – Wednesday, August 17 – Saturday, August 27

  • 4 days (Phase 2) – MUG Ship weekend TBD in Fall and/or Spring semesters 

New Cadet Arrival Day

Arrival day has been redesigned to ensure a smooth and memorable transition for all new students and their families to Maritime College. New cadets (MUGs) will receive further guidance from Housing & Residential Life explaining the move-in process. 

A detailed description of what to expect for move-in and Orientation will be provided to new students via email.

  • Additional information on Reporting Requirements is noted on p.5 of the Summer 2022 - MUG Guidance. 

What to Bring for INDOC

INDOC (Phase 1) will conclude on Saturday, August 27. Academic classes begin on Monday, August 29. As MUGs will have limited time off between the conclusion of Phase 1 and the start of academics, please carefully review the packing list for the most updated information on what to pack for INDOC Phase 1 (listed on p.6 of the Summer 2022 - MUG Guidance).

  • Information on the TWIC Application Process is indicated on p.7 of the Summer 2022 - MUG Guidance.

Additional Questions

Any additional questions regarding INDOC may be directed to