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.
location: McQuade 333
2018 All Abilities Awareness Week
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.
|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|
Fall Classes Begin (Pick up accommodations letters if requested before this date)
Last day of adding/dropping courses without a “W”
Senior Advisement and Registration
|October 29-November 2||
Junior Advisement and Registration
Sophomore Advisement and Registration
Last day to withdraw with a “W”
Freshmen Advisement and Registration
Final Exam Testing Center Requests due at 12pm
Last Day of Classes
|December 13-14, 17-19||
Final Exam Period
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.