Overnight Orientation Sessions

June Orientation Overnight Sessions

We are excited to welcome you to Merrimack’s campus for our overnight Orientation session! We have a full calendar of activities planned for you and your family. 

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Student Schedule: Overnight Sessions

We are offering two choices for June overnight, in-person sessions:

  1. Wednesday, June 12-Thursday, June 13 
  2. Monday, June 17-Tuesday, June 18

Please review the calendar below to guide you through the daily sessions where you’ll acclimate to campus, meet your fellow Warriors and have some fun. Please note that some of these sessions are done in rotations, so the group you are in will impact the exact timing of the afternoon sessions on Day 1 and the morning sessions on Day 2.

Additional Opportunities During Your Sessions
  • Engagement Showcase – 12-1:45 p.m. You and your family can see the various campus offices, including student employment, available to you when you return in the fall.
  • Academic Resource Fair – 2:30-5:15 p.m. Learn more about our academic resources, including the Academic Success Center where you can discuss changes to your schedule and/or major.
  • Decompression Zone On the Go You can take a break and practice some wellness activities before rejoining the Orientation sessions or groups.

Day 1 (June 12 or June 17)



9-10:30 a.m.

Check-In - Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby

Receive your room key, nametag and swag bag, and review MackTasks. Orientation Leaders and staff are here to answer any questions!

10:30-11 a.m.

Welcome - Rogers Center for the Arts

Orientation kicks off with a 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!                   

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lunch & Group Time with Orientation Leaders - Various Locations

Students will join their Orientation Leaders in small groups and have the opportunity to meet fellow classmates and become better acquainted with Merrimack.

1-1:40 p.m.

What does it mean to be a Warrior?- Crowe 107

This session will assist you in exploring who you are and the Merrimack College community you will be joining.

1:40-2 p.m.

Debrief in Groups

2-2:40 p.m.

Wellness Session - Crowe 127

This session will have you look at all of the ways wellness impacts you and start the conversation on how you can care for yourself now and when you arrive at Merrimack.

2:40-3 p.m.

Debrief in Groups

3-3:40 p.m.

Mission and Merrimack - McQuade Auditorium

Join the Office of Mission and Ministry to hear more about 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.

3:40-4 p.m.

Debrief in Groups

4-4:30 p.m.

Academic Preparedness - Rogers Center for the Arts

Learn how to read an academic schedule, understand how advising works at Merrimack and get prepared for a successful fall semester.

5-7 p.m.

Dinner/Group Time with Orientation Leaders - Sparkys

Students will join their Orientation Leaders in small groups and have the opportunity to meet fellow classmates and become better acquainted with Merrimack. They will also go over the schedule for tomorrow.

7:15-8:15 p.m.

Act It Out - Crowe Hall

Orientation leaders will role play various scenarios with their groups to work on communication skills, understanding differences amongst people and advocating for themselves.

8:30 p.m.

Block Party - St. Clare Court

This is the time for students to interact with each other and our Orientation Leaders. There will be various games, activities and food trucks.

Day 2 (June 13 or June 18)



8-9 a.m.

Breakfast with Groups - Sparkys

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Academic Breakouts - Crowe Hall

Opportunity to meet with staff within your school and understand more of what is like to be your major at Merrimack.                

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Residence Life Session - McQuade Auditorium

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

Commuter Session - Merrimack Club Dining Room

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

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Academic Cohort Meetings

Students involved in the following programs will have meetings with their individual program directors.

Austin Scholars - North Residential Village

Compass Program - Merrimack Club Dining Room

Honors Program - Honors Commons, Sakowich Campus Center

Connect With Us

Social Media

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

Campus Events Calendar

Programming throughout the fall to connect with your new classmates. View the Campus programming calendar

Mack Chat: Ask Me Anything!

Our chatbot, 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. Stay in touch – we can’t wait to see you in person! Meet the Team