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 email@example.com.
What is the adjustment like when you arrive at Merrimack?
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.
How can I get involved on campus?
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.
What are the weekends like?
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.
Can I have a car on campus?
Resident students can apply to have their cars on campus. The lot is filled on a lottery system and is based on seniority. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What are the dates for January Orientation?
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.
How does housing selection work for transfers?
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.
How do I sign up for January Orientation?
Sign ups are via MyMack under the student’s MackTasks.
When will I receive my MackCard?
All new students who participate in Orientation will receive their MackCard when they arrive on campus in January.
How do I know if my credits transfer over to Merrimack and if classes count towards my major?
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.
Is there a cost for January Orientation?
There is no cost for January Orientation.
Do commuters attend orientation?
Yes! Merrimack College New Student Orientation is for ALL new students for January 2023. Orientation is mandatory for incoming students.