January Orientation

January 2024 Orientation

Merrimack College’s January Orientation program is designed for all new incoming students to help them get settled before classes start.

Winter Orientation is Monday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024

  • Our program offers various activities, presentations and opportunities for you to get to know your classmates and available campus resources.
  • You’ll meet with our student staff of Orientation Leaders while settling into life as a Merrimack student.
  • You are required to participate if you are a new resident or commuter student and can register via MackTasks.

Select Your Orientation

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If you will be attending January Orientation, please Register in MackTasks. All new students including commuter students are expected to attend.

A final schedule for each of these populations is linked above.

Orientation Highlights

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion session
  • Review of campus safety and policies
  • Academic preparedness session
  • Commuter sessions
  • Residence hall floor meetings
  • Group time with Orientation Leaders and fellow incoming students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates for January 2024 Orientation?

Winter Orientation is Monday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2023. This is for new first-year students and transfer students. International students will also participate in new student orientation and have their own sessions. 

How do I sign up for January Orientation?

Sign-ups are via myMack under 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?

Please visit your degree audit located on myMack and also set up an appointment with your advisor to go over these details. Every student at Merrimack is given an Academic Advisor 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.