Parking Policies

Parking Policies and Regulations

Students, faculty/staff and visitors are all expected to abide by lot designations and pay attention to lot signage when parking.

  • Campus parking lots are designated by a letter. Students, faculty, staff and visitors may park only in those lots appropriate to their decal, placard or temporary visitor pass.
  • Merrimack College reserves the right to monitor lots to ensure campus-wide safety.
  • Vehicles parked in lots other than their designated area or assigned parking space at any time are subject to ticketing and towing.

Closing and Clearing Lots

The College also reserves the right to temporarily close and clear parking lots if needed to accommodate events taking place on campus, such as Homecoming and Commencement, and weather advisories. All students, faculty and staff should pay close attention to email updates from the the Office of Parking, Transportation and Campus Access and the Merrimack College Police Department for any last-minute changes. Students, faculty and staff are responsible for notifying their guests and any vendors of these temporary lot closures.

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Once issued a decal, placard or temporary visitor pass, students, faculty/staff and visitors agree to the parking policies and regulations of Merrimack College and will abide by them.

Parking Policies and Regulations

Please take note of the following parking policies and regulations. Vehicles in violation of these policies are subject to ticketing and towing.

  1. Vehicles must be parked in the parking lot designated by the parking decal, placard or temporary visitor pass assigned to that vehicle at all times. Temporary visitor passes include day and overnight passes issued at the guard booth as well as temporary passes granted to resident students under special circumstances
  2. Vehicles parked in assigned parking spots in Lot K without the corresponding decal will be subject to tow at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  3. Vehicles parked in lots anywhere on campus without the corresponding decal for that lot will be ticketed on the first offense. A second offense will result in the vehicle being towed.
  4. Do not drive or park on any sidewalk, service- and emergency- vehicle lanes, grassy areas or any other areas not designated for vehicle driving or parking.
  5. Parking passes must be correctly displayed on vehicles (decal stickers on the driver’s side as far to the rear of the vehicle as possible and hang tags from the rearview mirror facing the front windshield). Failure to correctly display parking passes will be subject to tow at vehicle owner’s expense.
  6. Students, faculty and staff will need their Merrimack ID to pick up their parking passes.

Parking Citation Appeals


Parking citation appeals may be submitted using the Parking Appeal Form. A copy of the citation must be uploaded and included with the form. Appeals received without the required information will not be considered.

Parking Appeal Form

For more information regarding parking citations and appeals, please contact the Merrimack College Police Department at 978-837-5555.

Parking Locations

All parking lots are designated unless otherwise communicated through the parking circulation updates sent to Merrimack email addresses. The community is to abide by the temporary changes and should any additional last-minute changes be made, the community should follow instructions from the Merrimack College Police Department or the Office of Parking, Transportation and Campus Access.

Note:  The designated lots listed below are subject to change.  If changed, an e-mail will be sent by the Office of Parking, Transportation and Campus Access to the Merrimack Community.

On-Campus Resident Student Parking Lot
Lot J, Lot K, and Royal Crest (through Merrimack Residence Life)

Commuter Student Parking Lots (Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Studies)
Lot E, Lot F, Lot G, Lot H, Lot M

Faculty and Staff Parking Lots
Lot B, Lot C, Lot E, Lot F, Lot M

Visitor Parking Lots
Lot B, Lot C, Lot E, Lot F, Lot M

Please see our campus map for reference.

Email Communication

Merrimack email is the college’s official means of communication. All members of the college community are responsible for reading materials sent via electronic mail. Lack of awareness of official email will not be accepted as a reason for failure to comply with information sent through the Merrimack email system.