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Residence Life

Living Learning Communities

Austin Scholars Community

The Austin Scholars Program is open to first-year residential students who have shown exemplary leadership and service in their community. This living learning community combines traditional learning, reflection, and weekly service in Merrimack’s neighboring communities.

Learn more and complete the Austin Scholars Living Learning Community interest form here.

Global Leadership

The Global Leadership Living Learning Community is an interdisciplinary program open to first-year residential students with an interest in leadership in the modern, global environment. Participants will learn to become global citizens through a focus on the development of intercultural competency, awareness of the interconnectedness of the global community, activism, and social justice. Residents in this living learning community will seek meaning through common course work, intentional living, and experiential learning.

Honors Housing

Merrimack Honors housing is comprised of  two dedicated living learning communities.  Both offer honors-themed community activities and specially chosen honors RAs. Freshmen who reside on campus are expected to live in the Honors Living Learning Community in the north wing of Monican Centre, which offers four-person suites featuring two bedrooms, a common area and a bathroom.  The upperclassman Honors House is located in the newly constructed North Residential Village, featuring four-and six-person suites.

Learn more about the Honors Program.


Innovation Through Engineering and Computing (iTEC) is designed to help first year students thrive in engineering and computer science majors at Merrimack college. As part of this living learning community, students will be part of a supportive environment, living among peers who are engineering and computer science majors, attend specialized workshops and seminars, have free access to tutoring and review sessions, and participate in professional skill building sessions and many engaging social activities. All first year engineering and computer science students will be enrolled in the LLC, unless they specifically opt out.

Learn More about iTEC Program.

Mack in Motion

The Mack in Motion Living Learning Community aims to promote and facilitate an overall healthy lifestyle - physically, mentally, and socially. Mack in Motion will provide students with new outlets to be active, understand healthy eating and nutrition, and learn from leaders in the fitness industry. This tight-knit community of students will support and challenge one another to set, attain, and surpass their fitness goals. Coupled with an academic course, students will also participate in group activities and off-campus experiences focused on building a strong foundation for a lifetime of fitness and balanced nutrition. Open to all majors and levels of physical fitness or athletic experience.