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Fall Schedule

orientation 2014
Click below to jump to each day’s schedule of events.

Friday, August 29, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  

Friday, August 29, 2014

All campus offices are open from 8:30-4:30pm

8:00am-2:30pm
Move In
St. Clare Court
Students complete the check in process and get their room keys and get settled prior to the start of the programs.

8:00am-2:30pm
Take a break in the 47
47, Deegan West
Take a break and have a snack in the NEW 47 student space while moving in! Merrimack staff, faculty and administrators will be stopping by to meet you and your family!

9:00am-4:30pm
Receiving Your Mack Card
Mack Card Office, 2nd Floor of the McQuade Library
Students who have not yet received their Mack Card ID should go to the Mack Card Office during this time to have their identification photo taken.

9:30am-1:00pm
Brunch
Sparky’s Place, Sakowich Campus Center
Lunch will be prepared by the Sodexo Food Service, the college’s dining service.

2:30pm-3:30pm
Merrimack Legacies
Rogers Center Lobby
We honor incoming students as Legacies carrying on a proud family tradition of education at Merrimack College. A Merrimack Legacy is anyone who has a grandparent, parent, or sibling graduate from or is currently attending Merrimack College. RSVP to the Alumni Office is required.

3:45pm -4:15pm
Opening Address
Multi-Purpose Room
Listen to the Opening Address to new students and their families and receive the Class of 2018 pin.

Following the opening address, students will say goodbye to their families and begin Orientation events.

4:15pm-5:30pm
Group Time
Sakowich Patio
Orientation officially begins with all resident and off campus students re-uniting with their June Orientation groups or meeting new group members.

5:30pm-6:45pm
Dinner
Sparky’s Place
Dinner will be ready and this is another great opportunity to meet some of your fellow classmates!

7:00pm-8:00pm
#MackActs Part I***
Multi-Purpose Room
Director of Community Standards, Preston Croteau, Chief of Police Services, Michael DelGreco, and Hamel Health Counselor, Celene Barnes will review the policies and resources available at Merrimack College.

8:00pm- 9:00 pm
Commuter Social
47, Deegan West
This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other commuter students on campus as well as enjoy some food and activities.

8:00pm-9:00pm
Meet Your RA
Meet in the Warrior’s Den
Our Residential Students will meet their RAs and fellow classmates and learn about the programs and resources available to them.

9:00pm
Dave Binder
St. Clare Court
This very enthusiastic entertainer/singer has a great show put together particularly for college orientation audiences. You’ll LOVE it!

  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Select campus offices are open from 11:00am-2:00pm (Campus Life, Bursar’s Office, Registrar’s Office)

8:00am
Brunch
Sparky’s Place
Brunch in Sparky’s Place.

9:00am – 11:00am
Honors Program Session
Center for Teaching and Learning, MAC
This is a mandatory Honors Program where you will be provided an opportunity to meet with other Honors students and learn more about the Honors Program.

10:00am–12:00pm
Academic Resources with Orientation Group
McQuade Library
10:00am-10:30am - Groups 1-9
10:30am-11:00am - Groups 10-19
11:00am-11:30am - Groups 20-27
11:30am-12:00pm - Groups 28-35

All other groups will be taking a tour of the academic buildings to find classrooms on the off time of the library tour.

12:00pm-1:30pm
First Year Experience Classes***
Various Locations
Students enrolled in this one credit course will meet their Instructors and Mentors.

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Snack Break
Cascia Lawn 

2:00pm -3:30pm
#MackActs Part II***
Multi-Purpose Room
Dr. Jim Howland and Erin Hetzel from Hamel Health will talk about our close community environment and what to do when someone upsets that balance.

3:30pm -4:30pm
Career Opportunities and Resources***
Multi-Purpose Room
The O’Brien Center for Student Success will discuss what opportunities and resources are available to you on our campus!

4:30pm-4:45pm
Financial Aid and Bursar Meetings***
Multi-Purpose Room
Students will meet with representatives from Financial Aid and the Bursar’s office to address student accounts and resources on our campus.

4:45pm-6:00pm
BBQ
O’Brien Plaza
Enjoy a BBQ with your fellow Warriors

6:00pm
Mass
Cascia Hall
Catholic Mass for students.

7:00pm
Campus Ministry Social
The Rogers Center Patio
Enjoy an ice cream social sponsored by Campus Ministry.

8:00pm
Comedian Eric O’Shea
Rogers Center for the Arts
Come see one of the hottest college comedians, Eric O’Shea, perform in the Rogers Center for a night of laughter!

  

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Select campus offices are open from 11:00am-2:00pm (Campus Life, Bursar’s Office, Registrar’s Office)

9:00am-10:00am
Breakfast
Sparky’s Place
Breakfast in Sparky’s Place

9:00am-12:00pm
Transfer Student Move In
Sakowich Campus Center, 1st floor lounge
Welcome Transfer students! Key pick up is in the Sakowich Campus Center, 1st floor lounge

10:00am -4:00pm
The Program***
Multi-Purpose Room & Various Campus locations
Come and enjoy a day of fun events, activities and challenges that will bring you closer to your new friends at Merrimack. This promises to be a day you will never forget! Lunch will be served mid-day in your groups!

12:00pm-1:00pm
Transfer Welcome Luncheon***
Murray Lounge
Lunch will be provided for family members, faculty, staff and students to talk in a relaxed, comfortable setting. This is your opportunity to interact with part of the Merrimack community personally and to gather any information you need.

1:00pm-2:00pm
Transfer Student Informational Panel***
Murray Lounge
Merrimack administrators and previous transfer students will be present to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about academics, housing, getting involved, and general life at Merrimack College.

2:00pm
Transfer Students: Are You Prepared?
Various Locations
Get your ID picture taken, take care of any last minute academic advising, take a campus tour! This is your opportunity to get ready for classes and get settled at Merrimack.

6:00pm
Business***
Rogers Center for the Arts
Business majors will meet with Dean Cordano and upper-class students that are enrolled.Girard School of Business to talk about their experience in their respective programs.

6:00pm
Science and Engineering Presentation***
Multi-Purpose Room
Science and Engineering majors will meet Dean Noonan and upper-class students that are enrolled in the School of Science and Engineering to talk about their experience in their respective programs.

6:00pm
Liberal Arts Presentation***
Murray Lounge
Liberal Arts majors will meet Dean Tiemann and discuss expectations and receive an introduction into their respective programs.

6:00pm
School of Education and Social Policy Presentation***
Cascia Hall
Education majors will meet Dean Butin and discuss expectations and receive an introduction into their respective programs.

6:45pm-8:00pm
Dinner by School
Sparky’s Place
This is a great opportunity to meet students in your school and department!

8:00pm
Block Party
O’Brien Plaza
Come join your fellow classmates for games, popcorn, cotton candy, sno-cones, and other fun activities!

   

Monday, September 1, 2014

All campus offices are open from 8:30-4:30pm 

7:30am-9:00am
Breakfast
Sparky’s Place
Breakfast in Sparky’s Place

9:00am-10:15am
First Year Experience Classes***
Various Locations
Students will meet with their Instructors and Mentors.

10:30am
Day-Trips
Sakowich Campus Center Lot
Canobie Lake Park, The Museum of Science, New England Aquarium

5:00pm-7:30pm
Dinner
Sparky’s Place
Dinner in Sparky’s Place.

9:00pm
Hypnotist
Rogers Center for the Arts
Take a chance to become hypnotized, or just come to laugh with your Orientation staff and friends as they do! World famous hypnotist Pete Mamos will be leading students through a hysterical performance!

  

  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

3:00pm
The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher
All first year students meet Orientation Groups at 2:40pm in O’Brien Plaza

4:15pm
Academic Convocation
MPR
The Official start of the 2013-2014 Academic Year with keynote speaker Sister Simone Campbell.

 

*** Indicates a mandatory program

Highlighted events are specialized for various groups. Check description for information.