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Residence Life

Frequently Asked Questions

When do new students move in?

New Student Information

The Office of Residence Life at Merrimack College welcomes new students living in the residence halls on January 19, 2018. International student move-in is January 18, 2018. 

Returning Student Information

The Office of Residence Life at Merrimack College welcomes returning students living in the residence halls on January 21, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM.

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, if there is a change in a student’s rate it 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 their 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 or 978-837-5507.

What if I want to change rooms?

Please contact the Office of Residence Life at 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 4 years?

Merrimack College guarantees housing all four years. 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 RA position?

Compensation this year (2017-2018 academic year) for the RA position included:

  • Full Room and Board*
  • Leadership Experience
  • Resume Experience
  • Opportunity for a Single Room
  • Compensation is reviewed annually and subject to change.

* Prospective RA Candidates should discuss the position with their Financial Aid counselor to determine if it will affect your financial aid

What is the correct mailing address for Merrimack College students?

View your mail stop in MyMack:
Students 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, and this includes your Campus Box. 

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

Please advise that we use the word “MAIL STOP” only, as box or number confuse UPS and Fed Ex deliveries.

Any questions for any of the students can be sent to:

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