Orientation FAQs

See below for some of the most common questions we are asked about Orientation. And if you have any additional questions, contact our team at orientation@merrimack.edu.

January Orientation

Adjustments are different for everyone, especially in college and especially as a transfer student. Merrimack has many support systems put in place to help all students adjust to their new lifestyle. Some of the support systems include Hamel Health and Counseling Center, the Academic Success Center, as well as Resident and Commuter Advisors. 

Getting to know your peers and the orientation staff is a great start to making connections with different student organizations and clubs! The Office of Student Involvement also holds an involvement fair during the first couple weeks of the semester which is a great place to learn about what Merrimack has to offer. 

Merrimack College prides itself on not being a suitcase school. Most students stay at Merrimack through the weekends and the Office of Student Involvement runs at least one program every weekend. 

Resident students can apply to have their cars on campus. The lot is filled on a lottery system and is based on seniority. Contact parking@merrimack.edu for more information.

New student Orientation will be held on January 14 and January 15. This includes new first year students and transfer students.

International students will also participate in new student orientation and have their own sessions. 

The housing selection process is run through the Office of Residence Life on campus. Students can make requests to live with other students if both parties agree to do so, otherwise Residence Life will place you in housing that is applicable to you as a student.

Sign ups are via MyMack under the student’s MackTasks.

All new students who participate in Orientation will receive their MackCard when they arrive on campus in January.  

To know these details students can visit their degree audit located on myMack as well as set up an appointment with their Advisors to go over these details. Every student at Merrimack is given an Academic Advisor in order to help with questions like this. You can find your Advisor’s name by also looking under Student Info on myMack.

There is no cost for January Orientation.

Yes! Merrimack College New Student Orientation is for ALL new students for January 2023. Orientation is mandatory for incoming students.