Transfer Student FAQs
What is Merrimack’s community like? Is it easy to fit in?
Merrimack College is a very inclusive community and has so many different clubs and organizations on campus that there is something for everyone at the college. Students also have the freedom to start their own club if it is something they would like to see on campus.
What is the adjustment like when you arrive at Merrimack?
Adjustments are different for everyone, especially in college and especially as a transfer student. Merrimack has many support systems put in place to help all students adjust to their new lifestyle. Some of the support systems include Hamel Health and Counseling Center, the Academic Success Center, as well as Resident and Commuter Advisors.
Is it easy to find a job on campus?
Every Merrimack student is set up with a Handshake account and can use their Merrimack login to access the site. Most on campus jobs are posted here.
How can I get involved on campus?
Getting to know your peers and the orientation staff is a great start to making connections with different student organizations and clubs! The Office of Student Involvement also holds an involvement fair during the first couple weeks of the semester which is a great place to learn about what Merrimack has to offer.
What are the weekends like?
Merrimack College prides itself on not being a suitcase school. Most students stay at Merrimack through the weekends and the Office of Student Involvement runs at least one program every weekend.
Can I have a car on campus?
Resident students can apply to have their cars on campus over the summer. The lot is filled on a lottery system and is based on seniority. If an underclassmen needs to have their car on campus, they can reach out to the parking office. firstname.lastname@example.org
How does housing selection work for transfers?
The housing selection process is run through the Office of Residence Life on campus. Students can make requests to live with other students if both parties agree to do so, otherwise Residence Life will place you in housing that is applicable to you as a student.
What kind of entertainment/restaurants are located off campus?
Merrimack is located next to many great food places. Right along Route 114 there is Bertucci’s, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Fuddreuckers, and Howling Wolf Taqueria. Click here for a list of places Merrimack College has deals with while using your MackCard! Merrimack is also near the Methuen Loop which is home to a movie theater, shopping centers, and grocery shopping. The Warrior Shuttle runs to these locations.
Are there any events that happen on campus during the year?
Merrimack has events throughout the entire school year but the two main events that happen on the entirety of the campus are Homecoming in the fall and Spring Weekend in the spring.
What are my dining options?
Resident students can choose from a variety of meal plans as well as commuter students. To learn more visit the Sodexo website here.
How do I know if my credits transfer over to Merrimack and if classes count towards my major?
To know these details students can visit their degree audit located on myMack as well as set up an appointment with their Advisors to go over these details. Every student at Merrimack is given an Academic Advisor in order to help with questions like this. You can find your Advisor’s name by also looking under Student Info on myMack.