March 20: Advising, Academic Support and Academic Calendar Changes
Dear Undergraduate Students,
As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, we are working hard to continue all of our support services and processes. The College is planning for the reality of remote advising in preparation for registration for Fall 2020 classes.
Remote Advising and Registration
Your advisor will be reaching out to you about how your remote advising will take place. Each school and department does advising in different ways and for the most part, the same process will continue with the exception that it will happen remotely. We have adjusted the dates for the start of registration as follows:
- Monday, April 6: Juniors and non-graduating seniors registration for Fall 2020 (original date was March 26)
- Thursday, April 16: Sophomore registration for Fall 2020 (original date was April 2)
- Tuesday, April 21: Freshman registration for Fall 2020 (original date was April 14)
In the coming days, you will receive messaging from the Office of the Registrar regarding registration, including information about what time you will be eligible to register. In addition to your academic advisor, additional support will be available remotely by your School Office staff, the Registrar Office and the staff in the Academic Success Center. At every point during the registration cycle, multiple campus professionals will be available to assist you.
The list of available fall courses is now available and you will register using MyMack exactly the same way that you have in the past. If you have any initial questions about registration please email the Academic Success Center at ASC@merrimack.edu.
Midterm Grade Due Date
Given the extended Spring break, we have moved the date for submitting midterm grades. Midterm grades are now due from faculty on March 31.
The last date to declare a course pass/fail has been extended to May 7.
(All rules that apply to pass/fail classes remain in place. Faculty are currently considering policy changes that would allow more students to avail themselves of the pass/fail option. More information will be shared in the coming days. For the current pass/fail policies, please consult the undergraduate or graduate catalog or contact your academic adviser.)
The last date to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” is May 7.
Last Day of Classes
May 7 is now the last date of classes.
Final Exam Dates - Check MyMack for your updated Final Exam Schedule
Reading day will now be Friday, May 8
Final Exams will start on Saturday, May 9
Final Exams will end on Friday, May 15
We have moved two forms online so you can continue to fill them out as needed:
Change of Major/Minor Form
- Course Withdrawal Form (Note that the deadline has been extended to May 7 so please consult with your faculty member and/or advisor before completing this form.)
The Academic Success Center and Academic Support
The Academic Success Center Team is ready for remote support. Students can access a success coach by sending an email to ASC@merrimack.edu. We will be meeting with students one-one-one with Zoom. Please consult our new Remote Learning for Students web page to help you navigate this new environment.
Support from the Writing Center, Tutoring and Math Center, Study Partners and Campuswide Tutoring is available remotely through various online interfaces.
All writing tutoring will take place synchronously online. If you have questions or concerns about access, please email email@example.com.
All Math related tutoring will take place synchronously online. Instructions and video support for access to those spaces will be provided on the Tutoring and Math Center webpage, located at. If you have questions about Math Tutoring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Partner Program – a new program started last year to help students with non-subject-specific tutoring support – will continue as usual using Zoom. If you have questions about Study Partners, please email email@example.com.
Campuswide tutoring will continue using a variety of media. If you have specific questions about tutorial offerings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrimack will continue to support all students who are signed up with the ASO. The expectation is that all current accommodations will continue - with some changes to adjust for the remote learning environment. If you have questions about a specific student, please email the ASO at accessibilityservices@
Please visit the library’s continuity page to see all the options available for you to talk with our librarians. You may set up an appointment with them or submit questions via chat, email or phone and more.
Counseling services from our staff at Hamel Health will be available to students for teletherapy appointment scheduling will begin, Monday, March 23rd. Please call Hamel at 978-837-5441 to schedule an appointment via Zoom.
As a reminder, there are a host of resources posted to the Student Remote Learning Website daily. For example, Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device:
com and use your school credentials to sign in.
If prompted, select ‘School Account’ and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen.
From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.