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.

The Accessibility Services Staff, from left to right: Ashley Callis,Graduate Office Advisor; Mori...

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

Fall 2019 Important Deadlines

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

Date Action
February 28 Requests for Fall Housing Non-Academic Accommodations Due for Returning Students 
 June 5 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 3

Fall classes begin

September 10

Last day for adding and dropping courses

October 23-31

Senior Advisement and Registration

October 28-November 1

3rd Annual All Abilities Awareness Week

November 1

Requests for Housing Accommodations Due for  Resident Advisors  for the 2020-2021 academic year

November 4-7

Junior Advisement and Registration

November 8 Last day to withdraw with a “W”
November 12-15

Sophomore Advisement and Registration

November 18-21

Freshmen Advisement and Registration

November 27-December 1

Thanksgiving Recess - College closed, no classes

December 3

Final Exam Testing Center Requests due at 12pm

December 10

Final Exam Testing Center Schedules Finalized and Shared

Last Day of Classes

December 11-12

Reading Days

December 13-14, 16-18

Final Exam Period

December 19 Final grades for all undergraduate, graduate due by 5pm

2019 All Abilities Awareness Week

The 3rd Annual All Abilities Awareness week will be 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, we will have 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.