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Individual/Family Tours

  1. Request a student-led campus tour (and brief campus information session) by using the form below.

  2. Campus tours and information sessions are available Monday through Friday at 10:15 am and 1:45 pm at the Office of Admission.
  3. What to expect during certain times of year:
    1. Third week of April, 2019 to Early September, 2019 visitors will see few, if any, students, but may tour campus minus the ship tour and residence halls.  Dates listed on the right are unavailable or have tour restrictions. Classes resume August 19, 2019, but the ship does not return until early September
    2. Early September, 2019 to Third Week of April, 2020 the best time to visit campus since classes will be in session and tours feature the entire campus (including the training ship). Upcoming unavailable days are listed in the right-hand column of this page.
    3. Check the current academic calendar for holidays and breaks in the academic year.
  4. Weekday Tours begin in the Admission Office: Visitors should proceed past our pool and athletic center, continue down Maritime Academy Drive,and park in Lot "A" (the first lot on the right). After parking, do not enter the Administration Building. Walk past the decorative iron gate in the corner of Lot A toward the campus Quad. You will see signs directing you to the Admission Office from the iron gate. Proceed into the Admission Office to receive a parking pass that you can then place in your car.


Visitors who wish to tour our training ship must comply with the ship regulations and safety safety policies below. Because of steep stairs, high doorsills, and industrial settings, those with unauthorized footwear or with limited mobility must wait on the dock for the ship portion of the campus tour.  Those younger than 6 years old must also wait on the dock with an adult during the ship portion of the tour. 

NOTE: Please note the following ship regulations and safety policies for all ship visitors:

  • All ship visitors must bring some form of picture I.D.
  • The following types of shoes are not allowed on the ship: open-toed sandals or high heels. Shoes with rubber soles are recommended.
  • Because of steep stairways and high door sills, visitors with limited mobility cannot be accommodated on the ship.
  • Infants and children younger than 6 are not allowed onboard. Children from 6 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Schedule an Admission Visit

If you do not see a form below - please click this link that will open up the form that will take you to a separate webpage containing the visit reservation form.

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All Majors Accepting Fall 2020 Applications Starting October 1, 2019

Cal Maritime, Office of Admission
200 Maritime Academy Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94590

(707) 654-1330 (Office)
(707) 654-1336 (FAX)


Admission Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scheduled Breaks/Holidays:

May 6*:- Aug 16*: No Classes but Campus Tours are Available*
Jul 4*: Holiday, Campus Closed
Aug 13* - Aug 18*: New Student Move-In & Orientation
Aug 19* - Fall Classes Begin
Sep 2*: Holiday, Campus Closed

Sep 3: - Dec 11: Tours Available Including the Ship, Classes in Session
Nov 11: Holiday, Campus Closed
Nov 25-27: No Classes but Campus Tours Available 
Nov 28-29: Holiday, Campus Closed
Dec 12-24: No Classes but Campus Tours Available
Dec 25-Jan 1: Holiday, Campus Closed
Jan 2-3: No Classes but Campus Tours Available
Jan 6: Spring Classes Begin

* Note that the Training Ship Golden Bear unavailable from May 1 to approximately September 3 and will not be available for tours during those dates.


Admission Office Resources

Admission Process Deadlines
Annual Security Report (Jeanne Cleary Act)
Cal Maritime New Price & Cost Calculator

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