At the Heart of it All

Much more than a building, the Gladys Sakowich Campus Center at Merrimack College is the heart of campus life. It stands as the centerpiece of the school and brings our community together to share, discuss and collaborate.

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The center is usually open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


  • 130,000 square feet 
  • Glass walls and numerous windows make it easy to see both inside and outside. 
  • Three lanterns on top of the building bring light in during the day and illuminate the campus at night
  • “Main Street” open walkways connect students from residence to academic areas of campus.


At the center you have access to a variety of comfortable and inviting lounges and various dining areas, including Sparky’s Place, The Warrior’s Den, Augie’s Pub and the Merrimack Club. The center also houses the Anthony Sakowich Recreation Center which includes an elevated indoor track, basketball court, dance studio and fitness center

A number of offices and services are in the center including the U.S. Post Office, O’Brien Center for Career Development, Campus Ministry, Office of Student Involvement and more. 

Opportunities Abound

Whether you are a resident or commuter student, a faculty member or staff, you will have the opportunity to gather in the center to exchange ideas, participate together in events or share a meal.

The center complements the academic experience through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, spiritual, social and recreational programs. Home to student government and more than 60 clubs and organizations, you will find a stimulating and supportive atmosphere of cultural and diverse happenings here. 

For Students By Students

More than fifty students help manage and operate the building. Many work as building managers at the information desk and in the Anthony Sakowich Recreational Complex.