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Motor Vehicle Regulations

Campus Parking for 2016-2017 Academic Year   

The college has increased its resident-student parking space inventory by leasing 300 parking spaces at the East Mills Complex in North Andover. A shuttle service will transport resident students to and from campus. 

  • There will be no charge for eligible resident students who choose to park off-campus at the East Mills parking garage.
  • Resident student on-campus parking is available in Lot K at an annual cost of $600.

Please select the category that best describes your status:

Seniors
Commuter Students
Graduate and Professional Studies Students
Students with Off-Campus Academic Programming
Students with Disabilities
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 
Students at Royal Crest
Merrimack Shuttle


 

Seniors

Seniors will have the first opportunity to register and purchase an on-campus resident parking decal for Lot K or to register for the East Mills garage during the first three days of classes only: Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, August 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. in Murray Lounge and Wednesday August 31 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m in Meeting Room B, both areas located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center. The cost will be added to the student’s bill; no payment will be accepted at these sessions.

Seniors will not have another opportunity to purchase a decal or receive an East Mills garage decal after Aug. 31.

Each location requires that your vehicle be registered with the Merrimack College police dept. Only those vehicles registered with the Merrimack College Police Department. and displaying a decal/placard are allowed to park in Lot K or at East Mills. All other vehicles are subject to immediate tow at owner’s expense.

A decal /placard for Lot K and East Mills parking garage is not transferrable to another vehicle.

In order to gauge interest in East Mills parking, seniors are kindly asked to please take a moment before the academic year begins to emailparking@merrimack.edu with your parking option preference (on- or off-campus parking).

 

Commuter Students

Commuter students can purchase on-campus parking decals on Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday Aug. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. in Murray Lounge and Wednesday Aug. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B, both areas located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center. 

Decals cost $75 per semester or $150 for the academic year and will be added to the student’s bill. No payment will be accepted at these sessions.

 

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate and professional students can purchase parking decals on Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday Aug. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. in Murray Lounge and Wednesday, Aug. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B, both areas located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.  Decals cost $75 per semester or $150 for the academic year and will be added to the student’s bill. No payment will be accepted at these sessions.

 

Students with Off-Campus Academic Programming

Students enrolled in credit-bearing internships, co-op jobs, practica or other experiential education placements are eligible to purchase an on-campus resident parking decal on an academic year or semester basis. To obtain a decal, students must provide the Police Department with a letter of approval from their academic dean or the O’Brien Center for Career Development.

Parking decals may be purchased on Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday Aug. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. in Murray Lounge and Wednesday Aug. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. in Meeting Room B, both areas located on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center. The cost is the same as for resident students and will be added to the student’s bill; no payment will be accepted at these sessions.

 

Students with Disabilities

Students with permanent or temporary disabilities may apply for parking at any time through the Center for Academic Enrichment/Office of A.D.A. Academic Coordinator (Jodi Rachins, rachinsj@merrimack.edu).

 

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 

Freshmen, sophomore and junior resident students, as a general rule, should not expect to have a vehicle on campus. However, if parking spaces remain after all senior requests have been met, a lottery will open first for juniors; students will be notified of the details by email. Should available parking remain after the junior lottery, an additional lottery will open for sophomores: students will be notified of details by email.

 

Students at Royal Crest

Resident students in college-provided housing at Royal Crest Estates will continue to have free parking in the Royal Crest complex; however, they are not eligible for campus parking decals nor are those vehicles allowed to park on campus.

A new crosswalk across Route 114/125 connects Royal Crest to the main campus, in front of Mendel.The crosswalk has a traffic light that can be controlled by pedestrians and is illuminated at night. Please utilize this crosswalk for all foot travel to or from Royal Crest.

 

Merrimack Shuttle

The shuttle will connect Royal Crest and the main campus at scheduled times, and will also include routes and stops to the Andover train station, East Mills parking facility (including restaurants and shops), Market Basket, Chipotle and more. 

  • Beginning Thursday September 1, all vehicles in violation of the parking rules as well as the restrictions listed above are subject to ticketing and/or towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Resident parking decals are not transferrable to others.
  • Parking in Andover neighborhoods near campus requires a homeowner parking permit from the town; Andover police will ticket or tow cars without town permits.
  • Campus Lot K is designated for approved resident student parking only. All other lots are for commuters, faculty and staff. For a map of campus parking locations, please see campus map. http://www.merrimack.edu/map/ 

If you have any questions or need further clarification about parking, please contact 978-837-5152 or email parking@merrimack.edu