Reaching Your Potential

Merrimack offers several programs aimed at helping and supporting you to reach your full academic and personal potential at college and beyond.

Compass Program

Provides the skills and knowledge first-year students will need to reach their full academic potential.

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Drive Program

Offers intentional support to identified incoming first-year students to help develop the skills and knowledge needed for academic, social and overall success.

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First-Year Experience

Supports students during their critical first semester of matriculation through self-exploration, active engagement and understanding of the world.

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Promise Program

Gives students the opportunity to acquire the skills and networks needed for success during the freshman year while also completing coursework in their desired major and Merrimack’s core curriculum.

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The Dean’s Forum 

Also known as “The Dean’s Lunch Group,”  this monthly gathering creates an opportunity for a select group of freshmen to connect with deans, associate deans, vice provosts and the provost for intellectual exchange.

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