June 2020 Student Virtual Orientation

New Student Orientation - Student Guide


Thank you to everyone who tuned in for virtual Orientation!  We hope it got you excited for your first semester at Merrimack! We’ve created a comprehensive playlist of all the sessions. See below for various content featured throughout the day.

Families: Head over to the Family Orientation Webpage - we’ll be posting videos there as well.  

Student Recordings (below)

Go to Family Recordings

Open Office Hours with Resource Fair Partners
  1. Watch the videos: Click on a department below to see a quick video introduction.  

2. Office hours: We enjoyed meeting many of you during our virtual resource fair! Departments that were available included: Austin Scholars, Discover, Global Education and International Student Support, Multicultural Initiatives, Music Initiatives, O’Brien Center, Parent and Family programs, Office of Student Involvement and the Writing Center. If you have any follow up questions for any of our campus partners, email orientation@merrimack.edu and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Transfer Student Session

Transfer students had the chance to meet their student support staff and learn how to get the most out of Orientation in order to hit the ground running this fall. Students could also ask questions specific to being a transfer student.


Orientation kicked off with a live session welcome from College leadership and our Orientation Leader staff! Become immersed in the Merrimack culture and community and learn why every day is a great day to be a Warrior!

Residence Life Session

Resident students learned more about the benefits of the Merrimack College residential experience via a live session with members of the Residence Life Staff.

Commuter Session

Commuter students learned the ins and outs of being a commuter via a live session with commuter student support staff and fellow commuters.

Make It Your Merrimack

Learn about Warrior pride and get enthusiastic about what it means to be a part of the Merrimack community. Recent alumni addressed incoming students to speak about their Merrimack experience via a live session.

Program Meetings

Students enrolled in the following programs - Honors, Compass, Promise, Dean’s Forum, Drive - were invited to learn about the program and its benefits via live sessions with their program directors. If you are not sure if you are one of these programs, check your email or admission letter. When in doubt, email us at orientation@merrimack.edu and we can help!

International Student Meeting

International students had the opportunity to connect with current international students as well as support staff on campus regarding their transition.

Connect With Us

Social Media

Get to know your future classmates and stay up to date on what’s happening at Merrimack.
Class of 2024 Facebook group
Office of Student Involvement Instagram

Summer Events Calendar

Programming throughout the summer to stay in touch. Meet and Greets, trivia nights, etc!
View the Campus programming calendar

Mack Chat: Ask Me Anything!

Our chat bot, Mack, is your go-to for any questions you have. You ask! We’ll answer! (Tip: look at the bottom right corner of this page.)

Meet the Team

Our Orientation team is here for you all summer long. Stay in touch - we can’t wait to see you in person!
Meet the Team

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In Case You Missed It

Explore our on-demand video library covering academics, student support and the Academic Success Center. Watch them at your leisure.

Academic Success Center Panel 
Recorded Webinar

Student Success Panel
Recorded Webinar 

School of Education & Social Policy
Recorded Webinar | Burning Glass Demo | Highlight Reel

Girard School of Business
Recorded Webinar | Burning Glass Demo | Highlight Reel

School of Health Sciences
Recorded Webinar | Burning Glass Demo | Highlight Reel

School of Liberal Arts
Recorded Webinar | Burning Glass Demo | Highlight Reel

School of Science & Engineering
Recorded Webinar | Burning Glass Demo | Highlight Reel

Nursing Program
Recorded Webinar | Highlight Reel


We’ve answered key questions related to Orientation and will continue to share updates and information directly with the campus community via email. If a question you have is not answered, please email orientation@merrimack.edu.

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Watch Our Playlists

Academics at Merrimack College

Academics at Merrimack College

Campus Life at Merrimack College

Campus Life

Merrimack College YouTube video internship takeovers

Student Life Takeovers

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