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Merrimack Alerts

  • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 4:25 p.m.


    Power Restored to Campus, Classes to Resume Thursday, Nov. 2

    To the Merrimack community,

    Thank you for your patience during the difficulties arising from Sunday night’s storm. At this time, power has been restored to all buildings on campus. As we announced yesterday, classes and all normal operations will resume with a regular schedule, Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Please be aware that facilities and residential life staff will be checking on all buildings today and this evening to ensure all systems have come back online with the power restoration.

    The Office of the Provost will work with faculty to ensure students who left campus and have issues returning to campus are not penalized for issues related to this power outage. Faculty have been asked to be in touch with students, and students with concerns should email faculty directly.

    Advising and registration for juniors and sophomores for spring courses has been rescheduled. The schedule is as follows:

    • Junior advising, Nov. 2, 3 and 6
    • Junior registration, Nov. 7-8
    • Sophomore advising, Nov. 7-9
    • Sophomore registration, Nov. 10 and 13

    Freshman advising and registration are unchanged.

    The Professional Development Retreat for seniors remains on schedule for Thursday and Friday. Seniors with concerns about their participation should contact the O’Brien Center for Career Development.

    Again, thank you for your patience and cooperation as we worked to re-establish power on campus.

    Jeffrey A. Doggett
    Executive Vice President

     

    Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

    Classes Canceled Nov. 1, Most Administrative Offices to Reopen

    Thank you for your ongoing patience. This storm has been extraordinarily difficult for our campus and surrounding communities. We have been working with local governments and National Grid, and are pleased to note that a number of campus buildings have their power restored.

    Unfortunately, like many of the neighborhoods in our region, we do not have full power and have been told it could be another 24 to 48 hours for full restoration.

    The college wants you to know:

    1. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 1 all undergraduate and graduate classes and all events are cancelled. In addition, students, faculty and staff should prepare to be on campus to resume their normal Thursday schedule on Nov. 2. This should give students who have traveled off campus a full day to return to campus.
    2. All academic and administrative buildings except Crowe Hall, Cushing Hall, O’Reilly Hall and the Rogers Center are open tomorrow, Nov. 1. All faculty and staff are expected to report to work. Faculty and staff working in buildings that are not operational should contact their dean or vice president to determine office coverage.
    3. Phone service on campus has been restored. In an emergency, call 911, or 978-837-5911 to reach Merrimack College police.
    4. Food will be served in Sparky’s until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and in Late Night until midnight. Breakfast will be served on the normal schedule Wednesday.
    5. Charging stations are still available in the Sakowich Campus Center. Outlets are functioning in the Merrimack Athletic Complex, Dunkin’ Donuts and the 47 Lounge.
    6. McQuade Library is open and fully functional. WiFi has been restored to most of campus.
    7. The men’s soccer quarterfinal match against Franklin Pierce will begin at 7 p.m. at Martone-Mejail Field. The film “Nightmare on Elm Street” will be shown in the 47 Lounge at 8 p.m.
    8. Emergency lighting will be set up at key points on campus.
    9. No guests will be permitted Tuesday night.
    10. Students are reminded that all conduct rules remain in place, and open flames, including candles, are not permitted in residence halls.
    11. The Warrior Shuttle will run on its normal schedule. 

    Here is what is available in residence halls:

    1. Deegan East and West: Power fully functioning in both residence halls and the 47 Lounge.
    2. North Residential Village: Emergency lighting, heat and hot water. One outlet in each room will be functional for running and charging electronic devices. Outside decks will be lit.
    3. South Residential Village: Emergency lighting, heat and hot water. One outlet in each room will be functional for running and charging electronic devices. Outside decks will be lit.Ash Centre: Power fully functioning.
    4. O’Brien Hall: Emergency lighting. Limited heat. Limited hot water. Temporary power will be provided in the lobby for charging electronic devices.
    5. Monican Centre: Power fully functioning
    6. St. Ann Apartments: Power fully functioning
    7. St. Thomas Apartments: Power fully functioning
    8. Townhouses: No power. Residents will be contacted by residence life staff for temporary housing assignments on campus.
    9. Royal Crest: Power fully functioning. Pedestrian light on Route 114 fully functional.

    Academics

    The Office of the Provost will work with faculty to ensure students are not penalized for issues related to this power outage. Faculty have been asked to be in contact with students, and students with concerns should email faculty. Academic assignments may be posted to Blackboard, and faculty may reach out to update you about coursework.

    Advising and registration for juniors and sophomores for spring courses has been rescheduled. The dates are as follows:

    • Junior advising, Nov. 2, 3 and 6
    • Junior registration: Nov. 7-8
    • Sophomore advising: Nov. 7-9
    • Sophomore registration, Nov. 10 and 13

    Freshman advising and registration are unchanged.

    The Professional Development Retreat for seniors remains on schedule for Thursday and Friday. Seniors with concerns about their participation should contact the O’Brien Center for Career Development.

    Students should continue to watch for email and Rave Alert messages, and updates will be posted at www.merrimack.edu as well.

    Thank you,

    Jeffrey A. Doggett
    Executive Vice President

     

    Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 10:15 a.m.

    Merrimack College Closed Today

    Due to continuing power issues in the region, all undergraduate and graduate classes and all events are canceled for the entire day today, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Administrative offices are closed, and nonessential employees are asked to remain off campus. The college will provide another update regarding power on campus at 5 p.m. today.

    At this time, services remain available at the Sakowich Campus Center, including food, heat and charging stations for electronic devices, and power has been restored to some campus buildings. In addition, National Grid has restored power to Deegan East and West, the Merrimack Athletics Complex and Mendel Center.

    Students who can leave campus to stay at a location with power should do so. Many homes in Massachusetts remain without power, and we understand that many students’ families are suffering the same difficulties that we face on campus.

    If you experience an emergency on campus, call 911, or 978-687-5308 to reach Merrimack College police.

    For those who choose to remain on campus:

    1. Food will be served in Sparky’s until 8 p.m., and in Late Night until midnight. Breakfast will be served on the normal schedule.
    2. Residence Life staff will be holding building-by-building meetings to check in with students who are staying on campus during the outage. Residence Life staff will reach out directly. Please make yourself available for that meeting.
    3. We encourage all students currently staying on campus to come to lunch at Sparky’s, where there will be Residential Life staff to answer questions and concerns as well as to celebrate Halloween.
    4. Charging stations are available in the Sakowich Campus Center. Outlets are functioning in the Merrimack Athletics Complex, Dunkin’ Donuts and the 47 Lounge as well as the residence hall lobbies detailed below.
    5. Emergency lighting will be set up at key points on campus.
    6. For safety purposes, external doors in residence halls will be locked and swipe cards will not function without power. RAs will be stationed near doors until 1 a.m. to assist reentry; after 1 a.m., call Merrimack College police at 978-687-5308.
    7. No guests will be permitted Tuesday night.
    8. Students are reminded that all conduct rules remain in place, and open flames, including candles, are not permitted in residence halls.
    9. The Warrior Shuttle will run on its normal schedule.
    10. McQuade Library will remain closed until the college is fully operational.

    We have ordered emergency watch rotations in residence halls without power. RAs can be found stationed at their front doors, with the exception of the following:

    1. Townhouse RAs will be located in O’Brien lobby.
    2. North Residential Village RAs will be found in Suite 10.
    3. South Residential RAs will be found in Suite 200.
    4. St. Thomas and St. Ann RAs will be located in the St. Thomas community room.

    Students should continue to watch for email and Rave Alert messages, and updates will be posted at www.merrimack.edu as well. Academic assignments may be posted to Blackboard, and faculty may reach out to update you about coursework.

    Updated: Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 6 p.m.

    Merrimack College classes and events starting before noon Tuesday, Oct. 31, are cancelled. The College will provide updates as they are available. See email from Office of the President for details.

     

    Updated: Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

    Merrimack College Closed Today

    Due to the power outage, Merrimack College will remain closed today, Monday, Oct. 30. All day and evening classes, as well as events, are canceled. Administrative offices will remain closed.

    The college will provide an update once power is restored to campus.

    The Sakowich Campus Center will remain open, including the Warrior’s Den, Sparky’s Place and the MPR.

    Games and crafts will be taking place in the 47 Lounge all day today.

    The Fan Bus to Connecticut for the UConn vs. Merrimack men’s basketball game will still be available for students interested in attending. The bus will leave from Cascia Hall at 4 p.m.

    In an emergency, call the Merrimack College Police Department at 978-687-5308 or 911 in an emergency.

    The college will update our community throughout the day by text, email and social media and at www.merrimack.edu

     

    Updated: Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

    Merrimack College Weather Update

    Due to power outages on Merrimack College’s campus and in the surrounding communities, all classes and events that start before noon today, Monday, Oct. 30, are cancelled. Administrative offices and Hamel Health and Counseling Center are closed until noon.

    The college will provide an update this morning on later classes, events and office openings based on information from utility companies.

    The Sakowich Campus Center is operating, including the Warrior’s Den, Sparky’s Place and the MPR.

    In an emergency, call the Merrimack College at 978-687-5308 or 978-204-6044.

    The college will update our community throughout the day by text, email and social media and at www.merrimack.edu.