Graduate Center

Graduate students sitting at tables.

Graduate Center: Resources, Space & Community

The Graduate Center at Merrimack College is dedicated to the success and engagement of our graduate students, both on campus and online.

Location & Hours

McQuade Library
Suite 208

Open during McQuade Library hours.

Email Us

About the Graduate Center

The Graduate Center offers you:

  • A comfortable lounge for studying and socializing.
  • A home base for daily life on campus with coffee and tea, a microwave and a fridge.
  • A venue for programs and services supporting graduate student success.
  • A warm and inviting place to connect with staff and other graduate students.
Graduate students talking at a table.

Our Goals

The Center is here to build a sustainable graduate culture for you by:

  • Establishing a community that fosters your belonging and inclusion, and holistic student flourishing.
  • Meeting your expectations of the College, including its resources, space and community.
  • Preparing you to meet faculty expectations.
  • Preparing you to meet the expectations of your future field.
  • Advancing a sense of responsibility among all faculty and staff for graduate student success.
  • Designing all programs, resources and services with a commitment to social justice and equity.
  • Identifying and cultivating resources to enable and support your growth.

The Grad Center also provides resources, community and space for students at Merrimack to develop according to four main pillars.

Our Team

The staff of the Graduate Center includes two full-time directors and a cadre of student coordinators working together to offer programming, resources and one-on-one assistance to graduate students. Email: gradcenter@merrimack.edu

Location & Hours

The Graduate Center is located in McQuade Library, Suite 208.

The Center is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

You also have access to the Center with a Mack Card swipe whenever McQuade Library is open.

Questions

The Office of Student Involvement is here to help you make the most of your time at Merrimack. For any inquiries please email gradcenter@merrimack.edu.

Additional Resources

Graduate Student Life

Merrimack College is here for our graduate students. We’ll help you prepare for the next steps of your personal journey through engagement, professional development and support.

Get Involved

Merrimack provides opportunities for graduate students to get involved through self-led student organizations to provide social, professional development and support to their peers.

Professional Development

Offering a wealth of resources, the O’Brien Center for Career Development provides graduate career services and is committed to your success.

Warrior One Stop

Questions about your financial aid, billing, registration or student records? Visit/contact the Warrior One Stop which brings together the offices of the BursarFinancial AidRegistrar & Task Force.

Four Main Pillars of the Graduate Center

The Grad Center provides resources, community and space for students at Merrimack to develop according to four main pillars:

Wisdom.

  • Intellectual Growth
  • Professional Development
  • Persistence (self-knowledge why are they here)

The Graduate Center is committed to the intellectual growth of students through individual meetings and connecting with program faculty and staff to provide support and resources. We aim to build an environment that fosters and enables self-knowledge which will in turn support persistence. As students navigate intellectual growth through academics, the Center will also provide opportunities for professional development designed to enhance the students’ preparedness for personal and professional success.

Awareness.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Self Awareness
  • Goal Setting

In its partnerships with faculty and staff and activities with students, the Graduate Center will build awareness of ourselves as individuals and as a part of larger communities. We will center on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate studies and the College at large. At the core of this effort will be opportunities for students to develop their own self-awareness, academically, professionally and personally. Based on our Augustinian values, the Grad Center will foster in students their relationships with the community, local and global, personally and professionally.

Connection.

  • Graduate students benefit & contribute
  • Build a sense of graduate culture and belonging
  • Alumni connection
  • Giving back

Through social events and collaborations with faculty and staff, the Graduate Center aims to engage students to build a sense of community and belonging which ultimately creates a graduate culture on campus. In alignment with the Augustinian values of Merrimack College, the Center also plans to engage graduate students to participate in volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to the community. Throughout students’ time, the Center will create pathways to connect and engage with alumni and to give back as an alumnus.

Wellness.

  • Mental Health
  • Financial
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Spiritually

In order to support students thriving, and to advance students in becoming successful professionals in their field, the Grad Center will incorporate wellness into programming. The Grad Center will connect graduate students with Merrimack and community resources to flourish mentally, physically and emotionally.