Path to Success

Student success, during your first year and beyond, depends on a variety of experiences, both academic and social.

Merrimack created the First Year Experience program to support you during your critical first semester of matriculation, and help you explore the college community. With small classes and hands-on-activities, FYE encourages self-exploration, active engagement and understanding of the world.

In addition to the weekly classes, you will:

  • Attend campus activities ranging from group outings and athletic events to service opportunities and on-campus lectures.
  • Participate in the StrengthsFinder Assessment Program.
  • Meet with your FYE instructor and career counselor.
  • Participate in a student-led club.

FYE mentors group photo on arena bleachersCompletion of the FYE course is on a pass-fail basis, and is required for you to progress to your sophomore year. Incoming students who enter with fewer than 28 credits are required to successfully complete FYE.

More info

Laura Priest, M.Ed
Assistant Director of Student Success
Dean’s Office
priestl@merrimack.edu | 978-837-5244 

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