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Residence Life



Room Furnishings

Each student receives a bed, a desk, a chair, a bureau and a wardrobe or a built in closet. Mattresses are twin extra long (36 x 80 x 6 inches). In upper-class buildings that have suites or apartments, there is furniture in the common room. All personal upholstered furniture brought to the room by students must meet California Code 117.


Most rooms have tile floors. If you wish to bring a carpet, it is recommended that the carpet be cut smaller than the room to make laying it easier. Rooms in North Residential Villlage, South Residential Village, the Townhouses, and O’Brien Hall have carpet.

Laundry and Vending Machines

Each residential area has a laundry room. Laundry is free on campus, but students are required to provide their own detergent. In most residential areas there are vending machines that sell beverages and snacks. Students may also put money on their Mack Card. Students may use their Mack Card at a variety of locations around campus including the dining hall, the bookstore, vending machines, and a few shops and restaurants off campus.

Cable and internet

Resident rooms are equipped with cable. Students need to bring a coaxial cable to connect their TV to the wall outlet. Merrimack College is a wireless campus. Access to wi-fi is provided in the residential areas. Personal wi-fi devices are prohibited. In addition, technology with wireless capabilities including, but not limited to printers, gaming devices, and Apple TVs must be plugged into an Ethernet port with the wireless function turned off.