Campus Life at Merrimack

With one of the most beautiful campus locations in New England and easy access to Boston, Merrimack is the perfect place to live and study.

Close to Andover and North Andover

Located in northeastern Massachusetts, the campus is walking distance from the picturesque town of Andover. With a rich history spanning hundreds of years, Andover is full of character and charm. The community is a safe and welcoming place to live and learn.

Get around for free

Ride the Warrior Shuttle, Merrimack College’s shuttle service to nearby destinations in North Andover, Andover and Methuen. This free service is provided for students, faculty and staff.

Student life that gives you more

As a Pre-Master’s student you will feel a part of Merrimack’s supportive campus community from day one. You will have the opportunity to forge new friendships, try new things, and get involved with on-campus activities.

Food and entertainment

You can watch movies and relax at the 47 Lounge, listen to live music at Augie’s Pub, grab a snack at the Warrior’s Den or Zime, or go for a traditional cafeteria experience at Sparky’s Place. 

50+ clubs

From writing for the student newspaper, "The Beacon", to building a concrete canoe with the American Society of Civil Engineers, there is a club to suit every interest. 

Sports and fitness

Merrimack’s intramural sports program offers more than fifteen leagues and tournaments. You can play a wide range of sports, including flag football, soccer, ice hockey, and dodgeball. The newly renovated fitness center also provides a variety of sports and fitness activities. 

Health services

The Hamel Health and Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services, from treating health issues and issuing medications to providing individual counseling support.

Nearby Andover

The classic American town of Andover is within walking distance of campus. The town has everything you need to live comfortably, from restaurants to independent boutiques, coffee shops and bookstores. There is also a range of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area, from golfing and hiking to cross-country skiing and canoeing along the beautiful Shawsheen River.

The nearby Harold Parker State Forest is ideal for fishing, camping, biking, and horseback riding.

International life at Merrimack

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Things to see and do

  • Explore shops and restaurants in downtown Andover
  • Discover arts and culture in nearby Boston
  • Enjoy the sun, sea, and sand at Hampton Beach
  • Go skiing or snowboarding in New Hampshire


Merrimack's beautiful, green and peaceful campus covers over 200 acres

Next start dates

Fall 2019

September 3, 2019

Your home away from home

As a student in the Pre-Master’s Program, you have an opportunity to in modern, apartment-style housing with students from around the world.*

Merrimack apartments at Royal Crest

Conveniently located across the road from Merrimack, Royal Crest apartments provide comfortable living spaces in a beautifully landscaped environment.

Up to four students (two per room) live in each fully furnished apartment that has a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a living room. Apartments also feature air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable, and laundry facilities.

In your room you will have your own twin XL bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet space. The kitchen space includes appliances, a table, and four chairs. Each living room is furnished with a couch.

As a Royal Crest resident you will have access to the on-site fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, walking trails, and parking facilities.

*Housing at Royal Crest is availble on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact your Study Group representative for more information.

Great food options

College meal plans provide the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. As a resident student you will be enrolled on a standard apartment meal plan, with five meals per week. Other dining plans offering more meals are also available.

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Take a trip to the Lake

There are many things to do on nearby Lake Cochichewick, including hiking / fishing / biking / cross-country skiing / snowshoeing + more

Top 10

Merrimack is a top 10 Regional College

US News & World Report

Next start dates

Fall 2019

September 3, 2019