Learn more about move-in at Merrimack.
Housing will be offered to qualified undergraduate and graduate students for 2020–2021. Students will be housed by their Living Learning Communities, athletic groups will be housed and grouped together, and all remaining students will be assigned by class year within the residence areas.
Students who completed the “Intent to Enroll” form and marked their interest to live on campus have been assigned housing. Upper class housing placements and roommate assignments were prioritized based on a student’s original request made in the spring semester. First year student housing placements and roommate assignments were prioritized based on the housing questionnaire.
Housing assignments and roommate information for all residential students are now posted in MyMack. In addition, each student has been assigned to a residential cohort based on room proximity within the residence halls. To view your assignment, roommate and residential cohort information:
- Log onto MyMack, click on student info at the top of the screen.
- Click “Residence Life” on the left side of the screen.
- Once there, click on Housing and Roommate Information at the top of the screen, and this will bring you to the page with your housing information.
If you have any questions about your housing assignment, please email Residence Life.
Students will be grouped together by those living in a specific townhouse, apartment or suite. Traditional residential hall rooms with common bathrooms will be cohorted in groups of 4–12 people based on their living preferences. The residential groups will provide students the opportunity for closer personal and social contact with others while living on campus this fall — including the ability to have a roommate and share meals with others. When interacting only with members of their residential group in residence hall areas, social distancing should be maintained where possible but may be relaxed where needed as long as face coverings are worn.
Room changes will be made only in extreme circumstances in order to help maintain the health and safety of students.
Housing and De-Densification
Residential spaces are being de-densified for safety, including elimination of all triple and quad residence assignments. In all bedrooms, movable barriers are being placed for safety.
Fall 2020 Move-In
The move-in process will be phased over the course of a week, beginning on August 17, 2020 and ending August 21, 2020. Please note, your scheduled move-in time and date will not be provided until you have done the following:
- Reviewed and signed the Office of Residential Life 2020-2021 Residency Agreement which can be found in MyMack.
- Filled out a departure form in MyMack which is a necessary component of the College’s COVID-19 isolation and quarantine policy.
- For new students, you must have completed your immunization documentation in the Medicat Patient Portal.
Once each of these items are completed, and received by the Office of Residential Life, students will then be able to view their assigned move-in date and time in MyMack. Only in severe extenuating circumstances can these move-in times be altered as they are directly connected to your initial baseline testing time.
The following are important details about the move-in process:
- This year, students will be assigned a specific day and time for move-in between August 17 and August 21 in order to promote physical distancing and to lower the density of people during the move-in process. The College expects approximately 400 students will arrive on campus each day at their assigned times.
- Students will have two hours to complete the move-in process and are permitted two visitors to help with move in. The College will have a limited number of bins available for students to move in their belongings.
- Move-in dates and times will be posted to each student’s MyMack account once the student submits their housing agreement, fills out a departure plan and completes all necessary immunization forms. Please see above for further details.
- All students are encouraged to pack lightly this fall and focus on bringing only essential and important items to campus. Bringing fewer possessions will also make for a smoother and faster move-in. All students are also encouraged to have a bag of essential items organized in the event that students need to be relocated or if students need to leave campus on short notice.
- Finally, all students should work with their families to have a plan for vacating campus quickly should the need arise. These plans should be reflected in your departure form to be completed on MyMack.
If you have any additional questions about move-in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-837-5507.
For a list of suggested items to bring, please see our suggested Packing List.