Community Living Standards
The development of a successful residential community depends on its membership committing itself to the common good of all and a willingness to compromise individual preferences, in some cases, so that fairness and order can be maintained.
The regulations outlined below provide for the orderly assignment and use of residence hall space. Please see any member of the Residence Life staff if you have any questions about these regulations.
Our residential communities are maintained for the well-being of all students who live there. Each student is expected to live in a way that respects all community members. Each student is directly responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy living environment in his or her residential area. Resident students are not just “renting a room;” they are active members of a community.
In particular within our residential areas, students must be prepared to conduct themselves at all times in a way that will not infringe on the rights and privileges of others. THE RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO SLEEP AND STUDY IN THEIR ROOMS HAS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY AT ALL TIMES. Students must agree to act as responsible citizens in the use of their rooms or apartments and common facilities, respecting the rights of others at all times.
Merrimack College Community Standards
Before all else the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Merrimack College form an Augustinian community that supports and challenges its members in the pursuit of Truth.
We declare and celebrate our common purpose, and commit ourselves:
- to serious study, generous service and courageous leadership
- to academic integrity and personal growth
- to civilized discourse in the exchange of ideas
- to friendship, diversity, and mutual respect
- to primacy of conscience and the spiritual life
- to responsibility for the common good, and
- to pride in our school and our ourselves
Office of Residence Life