January 2020 International Orientation 

Merrimack offers customized international student orientation sessions to help acclimate students academically, socially, and culturally to campus. These sessions are mandatory for new undergraduate and graduate international students 

Orientation will be held over two days, Tuesday, January 14th and Wednesday, January 15th. 

Students who will be living on campus should plan to arrive to Merrimack College by 6:00pm on Monday, January 13th.  

International Student Orientation Schedule 


All sessions are mandatory for Undergraduate students.

* Indicates mandatory sessions for Graduate Students, all other sessions are recommended.

Locations may change 


DAY ONE: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

9:30 am-12:00 pm       Check-In (First Floor, McQuade Library)*

9:30 am-2:00 pm         Wellness Lounge (Second Floor, McQuade Library)

9:30 am- 12:00pm       Campus Resources Fair (First/Third Floor, McQuade Library)

10:00 am- 12:30 pm     Brunch (Sparky’s)

12:30 pm-1:00 pm        Welcome (McQuade Auditorium)*

1:00 pm-1:45 pm          Campus Safety/Academic Success Center (Crowe Hall, 107 & 126) 

2:00 pm-2:45 pm        Campus Safety/Academic Success Center (Crowe Hall, 107 & 126)

3:00 pm -3:30 pm       O’Brien Center (McQuade Auditorium) 

3:30 pm-4:00 pm        Bursar & Financial Aid (McQuade Auditorium)

5:00 pm- 6:00pm       Dinner (Sparky’s)*

6:00 pm-7:00pm        Mack Acts Part I (Cascia Hall)*

7:00 pm-8:30 pm       Bruins Hockey Game Viewing Party (47 Lounge)

9:30 pm-11:30 pm       Movie Night (McQuade Auditorium)

DAY TWO: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9:00 am-10:00 am     Breakfast (Sparky’s Place)

10:00 am-12:00 pm    Maintaining F1 Visa Status (3rd Floor Lounge, Sakowich Campus Center )*

12:00 pm-1:00 pm      Lunch with International Student Support (Sparky’s Place)*

1:15 pm-2:45 pm         MackActs Part II (The Hub)*

2:45 pm-5:30 pm       Shopping (Shuttle) & Campus Tours

5:30 pm-6:30 pm       Dinner (Sparky’s Place)

6:00 pm-8:00 pm      New Graduate Student Welcome (Arcidi Center)*

7:00 pm-8:00 pm      Big Prize Bingo (Warrior’s Den)


For more information on getting to campus, feel free to contact iss@merrimack.edu


Pre-arrival Guide for international students