Accessibility Services Office

The Office of Accessibility Services works closely with students with documented disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations with regard to academics, housing and medical-related parking.

We are available to assist students with questions about documentation guidelines. We also provide coaching support for students with ongoing academic and organizational needs. Our testing center arranges for students to use their approved accommodations for exams outside of the classroom.


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location: McQuade 333
phone: 978-837-5722

2018 All Abilities Awareness Week

Above is an advertisement for the 2nd Annual All Abilities Awareness Week. On the left side is a ...Above is an advertisement for the 2nd Annual All Abilities Awareness Week. On the left side is a picture of a seated female student who is speaking and gesturing with her hands. Her hair is transparent with an image of trees behind it. Behind her on a red background are the words “I Am Not Invisible” and the title of the event “All Abilities Awareness Week” with the dates October 9th through 12th.

The 2nd Annual All Abilities Awareness week is hosted by The Accessibility Services Office and McQuade Library to engage members of the Merrimack College community in building awareness of disability, diversity, access, and inclusion. We have a range of events throughout the week to raise awareness of the experiences of people with disabilities, including a movie night playing The Theory of Everything at the Rogers Center on October 11th at 6:30pm, daily MACKchats in McQuade from 12-1 where students share their stories and experiences having a disability in college, and a display in the first floor of the library.

Fall 2018 Important Deadlines

Below is a table that includes an overview of announcements, due dates and suggested dates for completing various forms.

Date Action
June 1 Requests for Fall Housing Non-Academic Accommodations Due for incoming students (Returning students deadline was February 28)  
August 1 Requests for Fall Parking Non-Academic Accommodations Due for all students
September 4

Fall Classes Begin (Pick up accommodations letters if requested before this date)

September 12

Last day of adding/dropping courses without a “W”

October 22-26

Senior Advisement and Registration

October 29-November 2

Junior Advisement and Registration

November 5-9

Sophomore Advisement and Registration

November 9

Last day to withdraw with a “W”

November 12-16

Freshmen Advisement and Registration

December 4

Final Exam Testing Center Requests due at 12pm

December 10

Last Day of Classes

December 11-12

Reading Days

December 13-14, 17-19

Final Exam Period

Mission Statement

The Accessibility Services Office provides access to higher education for students with diagnosed disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

  • We embrace the college’s mission to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives. 
  • Our office serves as an advocate for students.
  • We work closely with the college community to increase campus awareness of disability-related access issues.
  • We develop collaborative relationships on campus and in the community to promote an environment conducive to the completion of higher education degree requirements.