New Students

Welcome to Campus

Congratulations on your admission to Merrimack! The Office of Residence Life is thrilled to welcome you to the Merrimack community.

Housing Questionnaire

Students who intend to live in housing should submit a housing questionnaire. The Housing Questionnaire provides the Office of Residence Life information about students and their living styles. This information is then used to create the best possible roommate matches. Students who know someone they would like to live with can see the section below on how to make that request.

Requesting Roommates

  1. Log into your MyHousing Portal.
  2. In the menu click on “Roommate Selection.”
  3. Click “select roommates.”
  4. Where it says “for the term,” change the date to Fall 2024.
  5. Scroll down to “Pending roommate Requests.” If you have any, click the 3 buttons next to their name and either accept or decline.
  6. If you need to match with more members of your group, click “search for roommate” and search for the first person you are looking to live with (direct roommate) by entering their information and clicking “begin search.”
  7. “Search Results” will appear below and you will click to request a roommate. That roommate will then receive a pending request.
  8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all people you are requesting to live with.

Once everyone has requested or accepted a request from each member of the group, they will be considered “fully matched.” If not everyone matches with each other, the group will not be considered fully matched, and each individual will go through the process as a group of one. Residence Life will reach out to you if this is not completed.

Medical Housing

New students are able to request housing accommodations based on their medical, psychological and/or disability needs. More information can be found on the Accessibility Services Website.

Move-in Information

Information about move-in can be found here: New Student Move-In Information


Please email us ( or call us at 978-837-5507 with any questions or concerns.