Fall 2018 Housing

The following information is for incoming first-year and transfer students enrolled for the 2017-18 academic year who will be selecting housing for fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

Incoming first-year and transfer students arriving in fall 2018 should check the New Students page for information regarding housing placements.

Returning Students

The housing-selection process will now be conducted exclusively online and will begin with a housing intention and preference form. All students will be required to fill out this form to indicate their intent to commute from home, live off campus or live in college-provided housing. Students electing to live in college-provided housing will be able to list their preferred locations and roommates. The form will only need to be submitted once.

Important Dates

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Housing deposit portal opens and housing preference form available on MyMack.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
$500 housing deposit and housing preference form are due.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Assignments released.

The Office of Residence Life will communicate via e-mail prior to these dates to remind students of the actions they need to take in order to participate in the housing-selection process. Please remember to check your Merrimack College email often.

Housing Deposits

All students who are planning to live on campus are required to pay a $500 housing deposit by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Housing deposits will be accepted in person at the bursar’s office or online.

Selection Form

All students not graduating will be required to fill out the housing selection form in order to indicate their intent to commute from home, live off campus through a personal lease or live in college-provided housing. Students electing to live in college-provided housing will be able to rank their preferred locations and roommates on this form.

This form will be accessible through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The form can only be submitted once, and the date of submission has no impact on your housing assignment. Therefore, the Office of Residence Life encourages you to take your time, discuss your housing plans with your peers and submit the form when you are ready to begin the housing selection process.

Students who have applied to be an RA or to study abroad are encouraged to submit a form to prevent any housing challenges should they not be selected for an RA position or accepted into a study abroad program.  

The housing selection form will recognize students who were impacted by the moves during summer 2017 and prioritize them accordingly.

Selecting a Group

Students can submit their form as an individual or in groups ranging in size of up to eight people. Groups can be composed of students from any class year. Order of selection will be based solely on the cohort year of group members. This means that students will generally be placed with the class year in which they identify. Credit hours will have no bearing on housing assignment decisions.

Ranking Preferences

As part of the housing selection form, students will rank by building. The building preferences are based on the member of your group with the lowest cohort year. Please see below for further explanation:

Groups that have a sophomore as the lowest cohort year can rank the following:

  • Merrimack Apartments at Royal Crest
  • Monican Centre
  • O’Brien Hall
  • The Townhouses

Groups that have a junior as the lowest cohort year can rank the following:

  • Merrimack Apartments at Royal Crest
  • North Residential Village
  • O’Brien Hall
  • South Residential Village 
  • The Townhouses

Groups that are exclusively seniors can rank the following:

  • Merrimack Apartments at Royal Crest
  • North Residential Village
  • O’Brien Hall
  • South Residential Village
  • St. Thomas Apartments (A-F)
  • St. Ann Apartments (G-M)

Living-Learning Communities

Students who plan to live in a living-learning community for the 2018-19 academic year can indicate this on their housing selection form. Check out Merrimack’s living-learning options.

Medical Accommodations

All medical housing accommodation requests must go through the Office of Accessibility Services. Students interested in pursuing an accommodation should follow the Non-Academic Accommodation Request outlined on the accessibility services website. Students must submit their online request and a completed Medical Provider Form no later than Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Students who currently have a medical housing accommodation with the accessibility services office must reapply with an updated Medical Provider Form if they are looking for an accommodation for the 2018-19 academic year.