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Graduate Services and Resources

Merrimack College provides a variety of services which enhance the academic and student life experiences of graduate students. 

Academic Services and Resources

McQuade Library
McQuade Library is an evolving center for learning, study and research. Rich in traditional print materials, media, and digital resources, it provides work spaces for groups as well as quiet corners for solitary study. Access to library materials is available via the library website (www. merrimack.edu/library). Off-campus access to e-books, online journals, and other web-based resources requires a MACK card and password - contact the Help Desk for assistance. Research help is available via email, chat, telephone, and in person Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM-10:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, and Saturday & Sunday from 2:00 PM-10:00 PM.

O’Brien Center for Career Development
Sakowich Campus Center, Second Floor
978-837-5480
obriencenter@merrimack.edu
www.merrimack.edu/obrien

The O’Brien Center for Career Development provides professional career advising to support students as they explore a full range of employment opportunities. Students have 24/7 access to resources, including Advantage, InterviewStream, and Focus2. In addition, the O’Brien Center connects students with alumni and employers through networking events, on-campus interviews, career fairs, and information sessions.

Center for Academic EnrichmentThe Center for Academic Enrichment provides a wide range of opportunities for students wishing to enhance their academic performance. Students taking advantage of these opportunities will develop the strong foundation in academic skills, an understanding of college policy, and self-advocacy that they will need for effective learning throughout college and after graduation. The Center for Academic Enrichment both conducts proactive assessments of student’s needs and responds to the level of success they wish to attain. The Center offers workshops, programs, tutoring, individual and/or group meetings to all students. Topics include: academic expectations, time management, preparing for tests, dealing with test anxiety, effective reading, and study skills. Additional areas of service are provided to first year students, ADA students, and those who have English as a second language.

The ADA Office, within the Center for Academic Enrichment, works to provide equal access to higher education to students with diagnosed disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Students who are interested in receiving services through the ADA Office must identify themselves as a student with a disability, request services and submit appropriate documentation of their disability. To schedule an appointment, call the ADA Academic Coordinator at 978-837-5278.

International Student Support
Sakowich Campus Center, Room 310 978-837-5225

Over 200 international students from 33 countries attend Merrimack College at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The International Student Support office offers a customized orientation for international students and supports them with visa and immigration services as well as programs to optimize the academic, professional, social, personal, and cultural transition into college and the United States. ISS serves as a liaison between Merrimack College, the U.S. government, and any foreign government concerning an international student studying at Merrimack. It is the student’s responsibility to remain compliant with their Merrimack I-20 and report any address, status, or academic major change to this office.

Graduate Student Services and Resources

Athletic Tickets Box Office
978-837-5324
tickets@merrimack.edu
Tickets are free of charge to students for all sporting events.

Bookstore
Merrimack Athletics Complex

The bookstore has textbooks, supplies, Merrimack sweatshirts, snack food, and more. Purchases may also be made online at www.merrimack.textbooktech.com.

Dining Options
Merrimack College offers a variety of dining options for students, open day and evenings.

The Warrior’s Den

The Warrior’s Den offers a variety of made-to-order selections, complete with a convenient ordering kiosk. Items include burgers, grilled and specialty sandwiches, pub style sides and hot subs. The Den also offers a selection of freshly made salads, sushi, fruit cups, hot soup and other snacks for the person on the go. The Den accepts the Mack Card, credit cards and cash.

Zime

Ideal for grabbing a bite before class or taking a study break, Zime offers flatbread sandwiches, soups, fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, and cold beverages. The Mack Card, credit cards, and cash are accepted.

Sparky’s Place - Main Dining Hall

The main dining hall on campus, Sparky’s offers delicious selections at eight different platforms: grill, entrees, pizza, calzones and more; pasta sauté; made-to-order deli; custom cuisine; fresh salad bar, and homemade soup selections. Sparky’s also offers the Aspretto program of fair trade coffees and organize teas, as well as an allergy-free zone for eating.

The Sanctuary Cafe

The Sanctuary Cafe is home to Starbucks on Campus. Grab a coffee, tea, or fresh baked good before heading off to class. Located in House 6 in the North Residential Village, it’s a great place for a study break! Mack Cards, credit cards, and cash are all accepted.

Meal Plan
Meal plans are optional for all graduate students. Meal plans are selected and purchased through MyMack. Visit www.merrimackdining.com to view meal plan options.

Fitness Center
24 hours daily (limited hours during the summer and winter sessions)
978-837-3514

The Anthony Sakowich Recreation Complex on the first and second floors of our Sakowich Campus Center features a fitness area with cardio equipment, free weights, circuit training, aerobics/dance studio, indoor jogging/walking track, and basketball and volleyball courts. Merrimack students have free use of all fitness facilities with a valid Merrimack ID.

Health and Counseling Services - The Hamel Health Center
Located between Monican Centre and St. Thomas Apartments
978-837-5441

Students are able to make appointments for both health and counseling services during business hours, Monday - Friday, by calling the Office Manager at 978-837- 5441. Students are able to walk in to the Center for urgent matters and to schedule appointments. A counselor-on-call is available 24-7 for students in crisis.

The Hamel Health and Counseling Center is comprised of licensed, experienced, caring professionals who provide a broad range of health and counseling services to all Merrimack students. Staffed by a physician, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses, health services are confidential and include assessment and treatment for awide range of health concerns as well as referral for specialist care. The Counseling Service is staffed by a licensed psychologist (Director of Hamel Health), a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed mental health coordinator. Counseling services are confidential and include crisis intervention, short-term counseling, consultation, assessment, and referral.

Merrimack College Police Department
Monican Centre, Lower Level, Rear Entrance | 24 hours daily

978-837-5555 for general business, 978-837-5911 for emergencies only

The Department of Police Services’ primary focus is to provide a safe and secure campus environment. Police Services is a service-oriented police department committed to the professional and effective delivery of police, fire safety and security services to the college community. Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day by foot, bicycles and cruisers. The police dispatch center is staffed 24 hours a day and can be reached by phone and via call boxes located throughout campus.

Post Office
Sakowich Campus Center, Second Floor, 978-837-5941

Window Hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Operated as a contract unit of the U.S. Postal Service, the campus post office functions as a college mail and shipping center. Available services include sale of stamps, U.S. postal money orders, Express Mail, global and domestic priority mail service and more. Cash, checks (with I.D.), Mack Bucks and credit/debit cards accepted. UPS shipping and packaging assistance are also available.

Residence Life
Sakowich Campus Center, Room 370, 978-837-5507

The Off Campus Housing Resource page on MyMack can aid you in your apartment search.

Rogers Center for the Arts
Box Office, 978-837-5355, www.merrimack.edu/rogers

Students may purchase discounted tickets for events with their ID through the Box Office or online. The Rogers Center also offers Student Rush, enabling students presenting an ID to purchase a ticket for most events for $5 beginning 60 minutes before show time.

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI)
Sakowich Campus Center, 340, 978-837-5508

To support graduate student life, the Office of Student Involvement provides programming specifically for graduate students, such as Trivia Nights, Socials, Study Breaks, and Etiquette Dinners. OSI also oversees the Graduate Student Senate, which is open to any graduate student in any graduate program. Graduate Student Senate provides all graduate students with a collective voice to and from the students, enrich the graduate student experience, and provide a community across academic programs.

The mission of OSI is to engage students in purposeful out of classroom experiences that enlighten students through social, cultural, spiritual, transitional, and interpersonal development - and to empower them to live the Merrimack’s mission by promoting leadership, community building, awareness, scholarship and service in their daily lives.

Interested in joining Graduate Student Senate or have an idea for a program? Contact Mari Watson, Coordinator of Programming and Student Affinity Groups, at watsonm@merrimack.edu.

Administrative Resources

Office of Graduate Studies
485 Andover St., 978-837-3563

Student success in Merrimack’s Graduate Programs is our main goal. This office serves as your resource for any questions or concerns.

Bursar
Austin Hall, First Floor, 978-837-5105

Statements of student accounts are mailed to the student’s home address approximately once per calendar month, and are available on the web from the student’s myMack account. Students are expected to maintain their accounts in good standing and should seek guidance in the event that full payment of tuition and fees may be delayed.

Financial Aid
Austin Hall, First Floor, 978-837-5186

The Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting students in achieving their educational goals. Merrimack College offers a variety of resources, including institutional, federal, and state funds. Students are encouraged to visit the office with any questions. For more information, please visit www.merrimack.edu/ financialaid.

Registrar
Austin Hall, First Floor, 978-837-5344

The Registrar’s office provides course information, scheduling, registration, records maintenance, verification and other services related to academic progress.

Important Numbers

Main Number (Auto-Attendant) 978-837-5000
College Switchboard 978-683-7111

Emergency Numbers

Merrimack College Police Department
Monican Centre, Lower Level, Rear Entrance
978-837-5555 for general business
978-837-5911 for emergencies only

Weather Emergency School Closing Hotline 978-837-5700

Information/Hotlines

IT Help Desk 978-837-3500