Parents and Families

June Orientation Parent & Family Sessions

We are excited to officially welcome our newest parents of Merrimack Warriors to campus! You play such an important role as your student starts their Merrimack journey.

Looking for a different Orientation session?

About Orientation for Parents & Families

Parent and Family Orientation coincides with Student Orientation. The tentative schedule for the sessions is below to guide you through your day. Make sure you check your email for more communication from the Orientation team. It will provide specific instructions regarding coming onto campus, parking, check-in locations and more.

If you have any questions, contact Orientation at orientation@merrimack.edu.

How to Register as a Family Member

Your student will register you via MackTasks.

June 2024 Schedule of Events

Session 1: June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024
TimeEvent Details
8-9 a.m. Check In – Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby

Orientation Leaders and Staff are here to answer any questions!
9-9:30 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!

9:30-10 a.m.

Mission and Merrimack – Rogers Center for the Arts

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.

10-11:30 a.m.

How To Best Support Your Warrior in Their Success – Rogers Center for the Arts

This session will begin with a presentation by the Dean of Students Office to help share connections across our community that help to assist you to stay close to your students while encouraging them to be independent. We will then transition into a panel discussion and Q&A with the Academic Success Center, Intercultural Initiatives, Fitness and Recreation, O’Brien and Residence Life/ Commuter resources.

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Coffee Break – Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby
12-12:45 p.m.

Keeping Your Warriors Wellness and Safety A Priority Rogers Center for the Arts

Join our Counseling and Wellness Center and Police Department to hear about the most common ways that students’ mental health will be challenged in college, how to help them stay emotionally fit, and what we do on campus to keep your warrior safe. 

12:45-2:30 p.m.Lunch – Sparkys
2:30-3 p.m.

You Completed Orientation, Now What? – Rogers Center for the Arts

We will discuss what questions to ask, how to help your warrior prepare for the fall, and what the first six weeks will look like for your student.

3 p.m.

Campus Business and Area Exploration

Campus offices will be available for individual appointments to answer any questions that might remain.

3:30 p.m.Athletics Parents Meeting Rogers Center for the Arts
4 p.m.Family Reception Monica’s Patio
Session 2: June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024
TimeEvent Details
9-10:30 a.m.

Check In – Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby

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!

11-11:30 a.m

Mission and Merrimack – Rogers Center for the Arts

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

11:30-11:45 a.m.Coffee Break – Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

How To Best Support Your Warrior In Their Success – Rogers Center for the Arts

This session will begin with a presentation by the Dean of Students Office to help share connections across our community that help to assist you to stay close to your students while encouraging them to be independent. We will then transition into a panel discussion and Q&A with the Academic Success Center, Intercultural Initiatives, Fitness and Recreation, O’Brien and Residence Life/ Commuter resources.

1-2 p.m. Lunch – Sparkys
2-2:45 p.m.

Keeping Your Warriors Wellness and Safety A Priority – Rogers Center for the Arts

Join our Counseling and Wellness Center and Police Department to hear about the most common ways that students’ mental health will be challenged in college, how to help them stay emotionally fit, and what we do on campus to keep your warrior safe.

2:45-3:15 p.m.

You Completed Orientation, Now What? – Rogers Center for the Arts

We will discuss what questions to ask, how to help your warrior prepare for the fall, and what the first six weeks will look like for your student.

3:15 p.m.

Campus Business and Area Exploration

Campus offices will be available for individual appointments to answer any questions that might remain. 

3:30 p.m.Athletics Parents Meeting Rogers Center for the Arts
4 p.m. Family Reception – Monica’s Patio
Session 3: June 17, 2024
June 17, 2024
TimeEvent Details
9-10:30 a.m.

Check In – Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby

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!

11-11:30 a.m

Mission and Merrimack – Rogers Center for the Arts

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

11:30-11:45 a.m.Coffee Break – Rogers Center for the Arts
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

How To Best Support Your Warrior In Their Success – Rogers Center for the Arts

This session will begin with a presentation by the Dean of Students Office to help share connections across our community that help to assist you to stay close to your students while encouraging them to be independent. We will then transition into a panel discussion and Q&A with the Academic Success Center, Intercultural Initiatives, Fitness and Recreation, O’Brien and Residence Life/ Commuter resources.

1-2 p.m. Lunch – Sparkys
2-2:45 p.m.

Keeping Your Warriors Wellness and Safety A Priority – Rogers Center for the Arts

Join our Counseling and Wellness Center and Police Department to hear about the most common ways that students’ mental health will be challenged in college, how to help them stay emotionally fit, and what we do on campus to keep your warrior safe.

2:45-3:15 p.m.

You Completed Orientation, Now What? – Rogers Center for the Arts

We will discuss what questions to ask, how to help your warrior prepare for the fall, and what the first six weeks will look like for your student.

3:15 p.m.

Campus Business and Area Exploration

Campus offices will be available for individual appointments to answer any questions that might remain. 

3:30 p.m.Athletics Parents Meeting Rogers Center for the Arts
4 p.m. Family Reception – Monica’s Patio
Session 4: June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024
TimeEvent Details
8-9 a.m.

Check In – Rogers Center for the Arts Lobby

Orientation Leaders and Staff are here to answer any questions!

9-9:30 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! 

9:30-10 a.m.

Mission and Merrimack – Rogers Center for the Arts

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.

10-11:30 a.m.

How To Best Support Your Warrior in Their Success – Rogers Center for the Arts

This session will begin with a presentation by the Dean of Students Office to help share connections across our community that help to assist you to stay close to your students while encouraging them to be independent. We will then transition into a panel discussion and Q&A with the Academic Success Center, Intercultural Initiatives, Fitness and Recreation, O’Brien and Residence Life/ Commuter resources.

11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.Coffee Break – Rogers Center for the Arts
12-12:45 p.m.

Keeping Your Warriors Wellness and Safety A Priority – Rogers Center for the Arts

Join our Counseling and Wellness Center and Police Department to hear about the most common ways that students’ mental health will be challenged in college, how to help them stay emotionally fit, and what we do on campus to keep your warrior safe.

12:45-2:30 p.m.Lunch – Sparkys
2:30-3 p.m.

You Completed Orientation, Now What? – Rogers Center for the Arts

We will discuss what questions to ask, how to help your warrior prepare for the fall, and what the first six weeks will look like for your student.

3 p.m.

Campus Business and Area Exploration

Campus offices will be available for individual appointments to answer any questions that might remain.

3:30 p.m.Athletics Parents Meeting Rogers Center for the Arts
4 p.m.Family Reception – Monica’s Patio

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