Summer Sea Term and cadet shipping

Cadets in the Regiment of Cadets pursuing a U.S. Coast Guard license are required to complete seagoing experiences including Summer Sea Term (SST) and/or Cadet Shipping (on commercial or government-owned civilian-crewed ships). Both experiences provide cadets with valuable hands-on learning on board a ship. 

Cadets must complete three seagoing experiences from the following options:

  • 3 SSTs on the College Training Ship Empire State VII

  • 2 SSTs on the Empire State VII plus 1 Cadet Shipping experience (in lieu of 1 SST aboard the Training Ship)