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Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

When do new students move in?

New Student Information
The Office of Residence Life welcomes new students living in the residence halls on Aug. 31, 2018. International student move-in is Aug. 29. Athletes may have earlier arrival dates and should work with their coaches and the Office of Residence Life. More information regarding the move-in process will be published here during the summer.

Returning Student Information
The Office of Residence Life welcomes returning students living in the residence halls on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, starting at 10 a.m.

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, a change in a student’s rate 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 the 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 reslife@merrimack.edu or 978-837-5507.

What if I want to change rooms?

Please contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@merrimack.edu 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.

Does Merrimack guarantee on-campus housing for all four years?

Yes. Freshmen and sophomores are guaranteed on-campus housing, while juniors and seniors live on campus or in our nearby leased housing.

What is the compensation for the resident adviser position?

Compensation for the 2017-18 academic year included:

  • Full room and board*
  • Leadership experience
  • Resumé experience
  • Opportunity for a single room
  • Compensation is reviewed annually and subject to change.

* Prospective R.A. candidates should discuss the position with their financial aid counselor to determine if it will affect their financial aid award.

What is the correct mailing address for Merrimack College students?

View your mail stop in MyMack:

  • 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, which includes your campus box. 

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

Be advised that we use the words “mail stop” only, as “box” and “number” confuse UPS and FedEx deliveries.

Any questions for any of the students can be sent to postoffice@merrimack.edu

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 reslife@merrimack.edu. We are here to help answer any question you may have about housing at Merrimack.