Community Program Policies

Community Program Registration (including Athletics and Waterfront)

  • SUNY Maritime College accepts payments online via credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards
  • An electronic receipt via e-mail will confirm your registration
  • If you are unable to register online, please contact Community Programs at cprograms@sunymaritime.edu or (718) 409-4955
  • Registration fees must be paid in full in order to be placed on a program’s roster
  • No phone, e-mail or walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Behavior Policy

  • SUNY Maritime College staff reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any participant whose behavior, including but not limited to bullying, foul language and reckless or irresponsible actions, affects the well-being and enjoyment of others

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • You will be notified via email and/or phone if a program is cancelled for any reason. The full payment will be refunded or transferred to another class of your choice. Refunds may take up to four weeks from the cancellation date.
  • If you find you need to cancel your registration, you must email cprograms@sunymaritime.edu at least seven days PRIOR to the class date to receive a refund.
  • If an emergency class cancellation is required by the college, a specific makeup date will be scheduled for all participants. We cannot accommodate individual makeup date requests. Participants will be notified via email and/or an automated phone call.
  • For American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course, a refund will be given if participant does not pass the pretest. The college does not issue a refund if a participant fails the final written/swim test or fails for not attending the American Red Cross required course hours.
  • For Maritime Adventure Boat Camp only, should a camper suffer an illness or injury prior to camp start date which prevents them from participating in regular camp activities (a note from a doctor will be required) balance paid will be refunded less $50 processing fee. Should a camper decide not to attend camp for other reasons, not related to illness or injury, the balance paid will be non-refundable unless SUNY Maritime is able to find a replacement camper.  Under no circumstances will a refund be issued once a program has begun.


  • Maritime Alumni, active military and veterans are entitled to a 10% discount off all programs
  • SUNY Maritime College Faculty, Staff and Students are entitled to a 33% discount off all regularly priced programs

Field Rules

  • Field not for public use. Permit required
  • Only Maritime staff, faculty, students or approved personnel allowed on athletic fields at any time. EXCEPTION- Guests of coaches and administrators are permitted under the supervision of that coach or administrator
  • Individuals must be prepared to show Maritime College ID at any time
  • Only field maintenance equipment and approved athletic equipment are permitted on the field. Any other equipment requested must be approved by Dan Lawrence dlawrence@sunymaritime.edu  or Sean Engel sengel@sunymaritime.edu
  • Athletics has the right to close the field at any time for maintenance or safety reasons
  • No food, seeds or gum should be on the playing field area
  • Gators must be driven on outside surface unless it is an emergency situation
  • Ambulance access should be through the water side access ramp only
  • Proper footwear should be worn at all times. NO BARE FEET
  • No dogs allowed
  • No climbing over fences


  • An instructor reserves the right to move a participant to a more appropriate class based on his/her safety, ability, and physical endurance
  • No roller-skates, roller-blades, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, or heelies (wheeled shoes) may be used inside the buildings
  • The college reserves the right to expel anyone for not following the rules and regulations or for jeopardizing the safety of others
  • Tobacco use is prohibited on campus except in designated areas
  • Alcohol is prohibited on campus except for authorized events

Liability Waiver

I understand and acknowledge:
  1. that these activities, by their very nature, pose the potential risk of serious injury/illness to individuals who participate,
  2. (b) that in order to participate in these activities, I agree to assume liability and responsibility for any and all potential risks which may be associated with participation by me or my dependents in such activities,
  3. (c) that the college, its employees, officers, agents, or volunteers shall not be liable for any injury/illness suffered by me which is incident to and/or  associated with preparing for and/or participating in the activity (ies),
  4. (d) that photos and/or videos of me and/or my child/ren participation in these activities may be taken for the purpose of assisting in the instruction and/or promotion of future programs
  5. (e) I or my dependent/s have no known medical condition which may pose a risk to the health and safety of me, my dependent/s or others by participating in the registered activity(ies)

Lost or Stolen Items

  • SUNY Maritime College is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • For any lost items on campus, please contact University Police at (718)409-7311, any items lost in Riesenberg Gymnasium/Pool , please contact Jim Downey at jdowney@sunymaritime.edu or (718)409-4116, any items lost in McMurray Hall Building/Waterfront, please contact waterfont@sunymaritime.edu or (718)409-2447

Riesenberg Hall Swimming Pool Regulations & General Information

  • We reserve the right for our instructor to move a participant to an alternate class based on what is most appropriate for his/her swimming ability
  • For Adult Instructional Swim, participants must be 16 years or older
  • For ARC Lifeguarding Course, candidates must be 15 years or older and pass a rigorous pre-test
  • For Family Fun Swim Night, no outside floatation devices such as rafts are allowed in the pools
  • For Saturday Swim Program:
    • Parents are required to remain at the pool during their children’s swim sessions. There are bleachers located on the side of the pool for viewing.
    • Aqua Babies, Tots 1 and Tots 2 - one parent must accompany the child in the water during the lesson
  • Food and/or beverages are prohibited in or around the Riesenberg Hall pool, bleachers and pool deck
  • No one may enter the pool area without a lifeguard on duty
  • Appropriate bathing attire must be worn; no gym shorts, jeans, or other street clothing will be allowed in the pool
  •  Running, skipping, pushing, or any kind of horseplay is not permitted
  • All swimmers are required to shower before entering the pool
  • All persons walking on the pool deck are required to remove their shoes with the exception of water shoes or beach sandals that have not been used outside the aquatic center environment.
  • All swimmers with hair at or below shoulder length must wear a bathing cap. Non-swimmers with hair at our below shoulder length must wear their hair in a ponytail
  • Our pool is NCAA regulated and the temperature is required to be kept between 78-82 degrees. All instructional swimming classes are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors
  • Community Programs participants are welcome to change in the locker rooms, however, use of the lockers  is not permitted.

Riesenberg Hall (Dance Studio) Regulations

  • Participants must be 13 years or older
  • Proper Attire: comfortable fitness clothes and sneakers
  •  Weight throwing is not permitted. The closet is for employees only

Yoga Classes:

  • All classes are taught by certified instructors
  • Yoga mat and towel are required
  • Block and straps optional

For Zumba classes (except Aqua) and Bootcamp:

  • All classes are taught by certified instructors
  • 1-3 lbs. weights, a yoga mat are required for floor exercises

For Pilates:

  • All classes are taught by certified instructors
  • Yoga mat, towel and resistance bands are required

Tailgating Policy (Football Games)

Tailgating is a part of a college athletics tradition. However, as a member of the NCAA Division III and in fostering a campus environment of responsible behavior, you are required to abide by the following policies. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in revoking your further tailgating privileges

  • Tailgating is only permitted in Lot 2 (S&E parking lot, first lot on the right entering campus)
  • Spots come on a first-come, first-served basis
  • New York State law mandates that 21 years old is the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. It is illegal to serve alcohol to minors and not permitted on SUNY Maritime’s campus
  • No alcohol will be served to any Maritime College student within the tailgate area, regardless of age
  • There are to be no “shared containers” in the tailgate area. Shared containers being defined as kegs or a container that serves more than 1 individual. Single cans, bottles and individual cups are not considered “shared containers.”
  • Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are to be taken out of the tailgating area. Failure to follow this policy will result in removal from the premises
  • Persons registered to tailgate are responsible to remove all trash to appropriate receptacles
  • There is no visitor policy in effect in the residence halls during the sporting event
  • Propane and charcoal grills are allowed when used solely for food preparation purposes
  • Open flame fires, including fire pits, are prohibited

Waterfront Regulations

  • Waterfront programs occur rain or shine. Instructors/coaches/staff will determine if it safe to go out on the water.
  • All participants in Waterfront activities are required, regardless of age to wear a USCG approved life jacket and closed toed shoes on the docks and on the water. If participants do not bring their own life jacket, one will be provided for them.