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Honors Program

Student Activities

The Honors Program is about more than just classes. In the spirit of the Augustinian tradition, the Honors program fosters community, leadership, and friendship through a variety of events and programs.

Honors Spaces

  • The Honors Commons located in North Residential Village, House #7, is open for honors students 24/7 via MackCard swipe access. The lounge is equipped with study spaces, a lounge area with a television, kitchenette, computers, printing and Program support staff.
  • Merrimack’s Honors Housing also offers a communal space for students to live and learn together. Check out the Honors Housing page for more information. 

Annual Events

  • Every fall, new students to the program participate in a Candlelight Induction ceremony
  • During the winter,  Honors students dress up in business casual attire to attend the Honors Gala. The reception is a great time for the entire Honors community to come together and welcome the new class of Honors first-years.

  • The Honors Program sponsors a variety of lectures every year including the popular Last Lecture speaker series. 
  • At the end of every school year, the members of the Honors community gather together to celebrate the success of the graduating class through a special Honors Senior Banquet. 

Student Leadership

  • Most student programming within Honors is generated by the Honors Student Council (HSC). HSC is the governing body of the honors student community. It puts on events such as snack attacks,
    fundraisers, larger academic and community events and a few off-campus trips.
  • The Honors Peer Mentoring Program matches a mentor for every Honors first-year student at Merrimack. Mentors are leaders within the Honors student community and are tasked with putting on special programming for Honors first-years each year. 
  • Honors Ambassadors are responsible for sharing the Honors experience with perspective students at information sessions, accepted student days, and other recruiting events. Meet our 2017-2018 Honors Ambassadors here
  • Honors Journalists are students that write for the “In the Company of Friends” newsletter.  They are called upon to research, write and document stories about the honors program, honors faculty or honors students. 

Off-Campus Excursions

  • Occasionally, the Honors Program will sponsor off-campus excursions to Boston and other surrounding areas of interest.
  • In the past Honors students have traveled to Symphony Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts, as well seen performances by the Boston Ballet and the Shakespeare Project, and the Boston Lyrical Opera.