Our students tell us they choose Cal Maritime for its small class sizes and the many opportunities they have for hands-on learning in classrooms, laboratories, workplace co-ops and aboard our Training Ship Golden Bear. There's also tutorial and remedial assistance available when wrestling with the challenges of learning new skills.
At Cal Maritime you are a member of our diverse student body and of the Corps of Cadets. It's a unique combination that encourages a sense of community and teamwork, responsibility, discipline, professionalism, maturity and attention to detail -- qualities highly prized by the companies and organizations which hire our graduates. (Check our Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about what makes us unique and different.)
You'll find additional opportunities for personal growth in our intramural and inter-collegiate athletic programs, student-run clubs and organizations, Corps Leadership positions, and on and off-campus volunteer, recreational, social and cultural events.
We're the smallest campus of the California State University system, but our unique academic programs draw students from throughout the Western U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii. The training cruise opens your eyes to new cultures and experiences and your membership in the global community. Cal Maritime provides you with new skills and perspectives, invaluable connections and lifelong friendships as you prepare for your career and the rest of your life.
Associated Students (ASCMA) is the student government organization of Cal Maritime.Associated Students
The Basic Needs Initiative takes a holistic look at cadets’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food security to mental health. We’re working together to find better ways to support our cadets on their path to graduation .Basic Needs Resources
The Office of Community Engagement connects cadets with our local community in authentic, enduring, and mutually-beneficial partnerships.Community Engagement
Enjoying meals with other students in the campus dining hall is a key factor in supporting positive mental health and creating a sense of community, which has long been considered a vital element of the college experience.Dining Services
Cal Maritime is committed to promoting an environment that supports every member of our community in an atmosphere of mutual respect, fairness, cooperation, professionalism and leadership.Diversity
Edwards Leadership Program
The Edwards Leadership Program at Cal Maritime is built on a ‘maritime model,' embracing the history, tradition and importance of the seafaring chain of command, while promoting active participation in modern team management practices.Edwards Leadership Program
Our Cal Maritime Financial Aid Staff is available to discuss your financial aid concerns and questions.Financial Aid
Housing & Residential Life
Cal Maritime is a residential campus- all students are required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan throughout the duration of their education at Cal Maritime.Housing & Residential Life
The IT Department provides secure, reliable and stable network and digital services to support the campuses business practices, enterprise activities, and its central work of learning, discovery, and engagement.Information Technology
Study-abroad opportunities for Cal Maritime cadets emanate from two different sources: participation in the California State University (CSU) International Program and partnerships with other maritime universities.International Programs
The Library supports the mission and programs of the academy through the acquisition and management of academic information resources, the development of information fluency, and the provision of excellent service to campus community.Library
Student Financial Services
Our goal in Student Financial Services at Cal Maritime is to provide students and parents with the information and tools necessary to understand and fulfill their financial responsibilities with Cal Maritime. Student Financial Services maintains all student financial accounts.Student Financial Services
Cal Maritime does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities.Title IX
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Financing your Cal Maritime Education: A Q&A with the Director
The rising cost of a college education has been capturing headlines for more than a decade, and college students and their parents are paying close attention. Priscilla Muha, director of financial aid, has been helping them navigate the complex world of financial aid since 2016 at Cal Maritime, after getting a start on her financial aid career in 1984....
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