Orientation

June 2020 Family Virtual Orientation

New Student Orientation - Family Guide

 

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

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

Next up: Check out our My Mack in Action and MackLinks visits to campus. And stay tuned for more programming throughout the summer!

If your student was unable to attend an Orientation session, please email us at 
orientation@merrimack.edu and we will be in touch to coordinate another opportunity.

Family Recordings (below)

Go to Student 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.


Welcome

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!


Enlightened and Engaged Parent

In this live session, our Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and Dean of Student Success and Academic Support discussed how to stay close to students in college while allowing them to become independent students.


Campus Safety

In this live session, family members heard from the Merrimack College Police Department about the measures taken to keep students safe.


Mental Health Matters

In this live session, representatives from the Hamel Health and Counseling Center reviewed the most common ways that students’ mental health will be challenged in college and how to help them stay emotionally fit.


Mission and Merrimack

In this pre-recorded session, hear insight into the values upon which Merrimack was founded as expressed in the Mission and Vision Statement of the College, and the pivotal role that it plays on campus every day.


Program Meetings

Parents and family members of students enrolled in Compass and Promise programs were invited to learn about the program and its benefits via live sessions with their program directors. If you are not sure if your student is in Compass or Promise please encourage them to check their email or admission letter. When in doubt, email us at orientation@merrimack.edu and we can help!

Connect With Us

Social Media

Stay up to date on what’s happening at Merrimack!
Merrimack College Facebook
Merrimack College Instagram
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.
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


FAQs

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.

View FAQs


Watch Our Playlists

Academics at Merrimack College

Academics at Merrimack College
VIEW FULL PLAYLIST

Merrimack College YouTube video internship takeovers

Student Life Takeovers
VIEW FULL PLAYLIST

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Contact Us

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