August 2019 International Orientation Schedule

Merrimack offers a customized international student orientation to help acclimate students academically, socially, and culturally to campus. This comprehensive two-day orientation is mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate international students.

Students should plan to arrive in Boston by 6:00pm on Tuesday, August 27. 


Wednesday, August 28 

8:00am - 11:30am        Check-in with International Student Support

                                     Sakowich Campus Center                            

11:30am - 12:30pm      Lunch with International Student Support Staff

                                     Sparky’s Place 

12:30pm - 1:30pm        Library Services Tour

                                     McQuade Library  

1:30pm - 1:45pm          Writing Center Tour

                                     Writing Center, McQuade Library

1:45pm - 2:00pm        Tutoring & Math Center Tour

                                     Tutoring & Math Center, McQuade Library 

2:00pm - 3:30pm        SEVIS Compliance Session

                                     McQuade Library, First Floor Conference Room 

3:30pm - 4:30pm        Campus Tour                                 

4:30pm - 5:00pm        JCMR and Campus Ministry Info Session

                                         McQuade Library, First Floor Conference Room 

5:00pm - 5:30pm        Student Panel

                                        McQuade Library, First Floor Conference Room 

5:30pm - 6:30pm        Unity House Bash

                                       Unity House 

6:30pm                          Trip to Richardson’s Ice Cream                              


Thursday, August 29 

8:00am - 9:00am         Breakfast

                                          Sparky’s Place 

9:00am - 10:00am       Health, Community and Safety Session

                                          Crowe Hall, 209 

10:00am - 11:00am      UNDERGRAD: Academic Success Session

                                      GRAD: Meet with Your Adviser

                                      Crowe Hall, 209 for UG

                                         GRAD: Advisers’ offices 

11:00am - 12:00pm      Lunch with International Student Support Staff

                                     Sparky’s Place 

12:00pm                        Drive to Boston for Day Trip 

1:00pm - 2:30pm        Freedom Trail Tour 

2:30pm - 3:45pm       Free Time & Shopping at Faneuil Hall  

4:00pm - 4:45pm      Codzilla at Boston Harbor 

4:45pm - 5:45pm       Take the Subway to Dinner                                 

5:45pm - 7:00pm       Dinner at Fire+Ice

7:00pm                         Drive back to campus

*Locations subject to change


Pre-arrival Guide for international students