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Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

When do new students move in?

New international students who will be living on campus are permitted to check in on Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Office of Residence Life between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. International students arriving to campus after 4:00 PM on Monday, August 28, 2017 can check in 24 hours per day at the Merrimack College Police Department - located in the rear of Monican Center.

New domestic students who will be living on campus are permitted to check in on Friday, September 1, 2017 and will be directed to Lot K to pick up keys to help create a positive move-in experience. Merrimack has a tradition of welcoming first-year students with a move-in crew to help unload vehicles and deliver belongings to rooms. To ensure that you will have assistance moving in, we have set up separate arrival times for each residence hall listed below.

Deegan East and West 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ash Centre 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Monican Centr​e 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

To ensure your move-in crew delivers your possessions to the correct place, please make sure that you have clearly labeled each item with your name, building, and room number.

 Domestic students arriving to campus after 4:30 PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 can check in 24 hours per day at the Merrimack College Police Department - located in the rear of Monican Center.


Is there a cost difference based on room and board?

Yes. Initial bills typically have the same cost for all resident students. Within a week of receiving a housing assignment, if there is a change in a student’s rate it will be reflected on their bill.

Meal plans are included in the cost of room and board and are the same rate for Option 19, Option 13 and Option 9. The difference in plans is the amount of Bonus Points to be used around campus. All resident students are initially enrolled in Option 13, and students have through their first week of classes to change to Option 9 or Option 19 based on their schedule and habits.

For questions regarding your bill, please contact the Bursar’s Office.

How do I know if I am in a Double, Triple, Quad, Suite, or an Apartment?

Questions regarding room type can be directed to or 978-837-5507.

What if I want to change rooms?

Please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 978-837-5507.

What is the Residency Agreement?

To be eligible to live in College-provided housing, all residential students must sign the Residency Agreement, which outlines conditions for living on campus.

Is housing guaranteed?

Housing is guaranteed for first-year and sophomore students.

What is the correct mailing address for Merrimack College students?

View your mail stop in MyMack:
Students log into MyMack
Top/dark blue menu bar —> Student Info
Left-side menu —> Residence Life
Choose “Housing and Roommate Information”
Your information is in the “My Information” box, and this includes your Campus Box. 

Sample Mailing Address:
Your Name
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845

Please advise that we use the word “MAIL STOP” only, as box or number confuse UPS and Fed Ex deliveries.

Any questions for any of the students can be sent to:

I have a question that is not listed on this FAQ. What should I do?

We encourage you to contact the Office of Residence Life at 978-837-5507 or We are here to help answer any question you may have about housing at Merrimack.