Three cadets pose during a school event 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.

Cadets stand in formation in the quad 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.) 

Student Athletes running across the field banner in hand 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

Associated Students (ASCMA) is the student government organization of Cal Maritime.

Associated Students

Athletics

Learn more about Cal Maritime's intramural and inter-collegiate athletic programs.

Athletics

Basic Needs

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

Cadet Film Contest

Cadet Photo Contest

Cadet Photo Contest

Cadet Photo Contest

Career Services

Career Services helps educate and empower students to take ownership of their professional development as lifelong learners.

Career Services

Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement connects cadets with our local community in authentic, enduring, and mutually-beneficial partnerships.

Community Engagement

Corps of Cadets

The Corps of Cadets develops in each student traits of professionalism, teamwork, pride and self-discipline to become future leaders in maritime and other industries.

Corps of Cadets

Dining Services

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

Diversity

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 Development Program

The Edwards Leadership Development 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 Development Program

Employment Opportunities for Cadets

While earning your degree, take advantage of many on- and off-campus work opportunities.

Cadet Employment Opportunities

Financial Aid

Our Cal Maritime Financial Aid Staff is available to discuss your financial aid concerns and questions.

Financial Aid

Health Center

The Student Health Center provides confidential , high quality and easily accessible clinic-based primary care services to all Cal Maritime matriculated students.

Student Health Center

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

Information Technology

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

International Programs

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

Library

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

Makerspace

Cal Maritime Makerspace is a resource for making ideas a reality.

Makerspace

Police Department

The Police Department provides 24 hours a day, year round, protection for the campus community.

Police Department

Title IX

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

Unity Council

Civility, respect, creativity and collaboration naturally flow from a culture that values diversity.

Unity Council

 

 

 Housing

Housing and Residential Life

Housing & Residential Life is committed to creating inclusive communities and providing a residential living/learning environment that directly supports the educational, social, and personal development of each student. 

 Corps

Corps of Cadets

The Corps of Cadets is an essential component to the leadership and professional development program at Cal Maritime.  Every undergraduate student is required to participate in the Corps of Cadets.  Through participation in the Corps, cadets develop the self-discipline, self-esteem, and character that will help them excel in their chosen careers.

 ELDP

Edwards Leadership Development Program

The Edwards Leadership Development Program is a comprehensive co-curricular program integrated with academic programing which will prepare our cadets for leadership opportunities within the Corps of Cadets, and our graduates for fulfilling careers in the global maritime workforce.

CCC

Cadet Community Connection

The Cadet-Community Connection offers cadets an opportunity to have a local "family connection." The Hosts -- caring residents from the local community -- will provide friendship, understanding, encouragement, plus a sense of family and the feeling of having a "home away from home" to incoming freshmen as they meet the challenges associated with a demanding first year.

 DIning

Dining Services

Dining Services is dedicated to providing the best food service and catering possible. Our talented, experienced staff is responsible for the daily dining options for our cadets. This includes three full-service meals in our main dining hall, and daily quick service dining in the Morrow Cove Cafe.

 Bookstore

Bookstore

Cal Maritime Bookstore is your source for textbooks and school supply needs. You can also purchase tons of options of team apparel, gifts and accessories for women, men and kids.

 AS

Associated Students

The Associated Students of the California Maritime Academy (ASCMA) serves as the official governing body of the California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). It is comprised of a variety of students elected by the student body during the spring semester. The board meets regularily to discuss issues facing the student body, and participation by the greater student community is highly encouraged.

 Carreer Services

Career Services

Career Services seeks to complement the academic mission of Cal Maritime by educating and empowering students to take ownership of their professional development as a lifelong learner and to function successfully in a global society.

 Student Health

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides confidential, high quality and easily accessible clinic-based primary care services to all Cal Maritime matriculated students. The academy encourages students to utilize the Student Health Center for their medical needs such as urgent care (drop-in), scheduled appointments, physicals, basic lab, specialty clinics, medications prescribed by our healthcare providers and referrals to off-campus providers.

 Fin Aid

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services provides students and parents with the information and tools necessary to understand and fulfill their financial responsibilities with Cal Maritime.  

 Unity

Unity Council

The Unity Council at Cal Maritime serves as an advisory group to the President and Cabinet on issues of unity and diversity at Cal Maritime and ensures compliance with state and federal equal opportunity regulations. The Unity Council is a presidentially-appointed group of staff, faculty, and students at Cal Maritime devoted to advancing the academy's commitment to diversity and dedicated to creating an environment in which differences are both welcomed and appreciated.

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