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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Contact Us

location: McQuade 333
phone: 978-837-5722
email: accessibilityservices@merrimack.edu

Spring 2020 Important Deadlines

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

Date Action
January 16

Spring classes begin

January 20 Marting Luther King Day (College closed; no classes)
January 23

All classes meet on a Monday schedule

January 27

Last day for adding and dropping courses

February 17

Presidents’ Day (College closed; no classes)

February 18

All classes meet on a Monday schedule

February 27

Requests for Housing Accommodations Due for returning students for the 2020-2021 academic year

March 9-13

Spring recess (no classes)

March 16

College reopens; classes resume

March 20 Midpoint of the semester
March 24

Midterm grades are due at midnight

March 23-25

Junior and non-graduating senior advisement for fall 2020

March 26

Junior and non-graduating sendor registration for fall 2020

March 27

Last day to withdraw with a “W”

Last day to convert to Pass/Fail

March 30-April 1

Sophomore advisement for registration for fall 2020
April 2

Sophomore registration for fall 2020

April 6-8

Freshmen advisement for fall 2020

April 9-13

Easter Recess (no classes)

April 14

College reopens; classes resume

Freshmen registration for fall 2020

April 30

Last day of classes

May 1

Reading Day

May 2

Final Examinations begin

May 4-8

Final Examinations

May 8

Final Examinations end

May 15-17

Commencement weekend

June 3

Requests for Housing Accommodations Due for incoming students for the 2020-2021 academic year

August 1

Requests for Parking Accommodations due for all students for the 2020-2021 academic year

2019 All Abilities Awareness Week

The 3rd Annual All Abilities Awareness Week, titled “Redefining Normal” was 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. From October 28 through November 1st, 2019 we hosted a range of events throughout the week to raise awareness of the experiences of people with disabilities.

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.