Thomas Lanzoni ’15 Staff Writer
Ten students, including three graduate students, have realized that the Marriott Hotel, located in Andover at 10 Campanelli Drive, is where they will be spending their year. The number has dwindled since the beginning of the school year, as Merrimack made room for several additional students to live on campus.
There are several other off-campus housing options, including Royal Crest. The students still residing at the Marriott based their decision to stay there based on some of the accommodations provided by the hotel, which include a full kitchen and living room with a flat-screen TV in each unit.
The hotel also provides them with cleaning services twice a week and a continental breakfast daily. A Merrimack staff member who lives at the hotel as well serves as both a resource and support to the students living there, just as a resident director/resident advisor would on campus.
Amanda Unis, residence life’s off-campus housing coordinator, said living off campus allows students to be self-sufficient and have more freedom. Although some students have enjoyed off-campus housing, others still want to ensure they will be granted campus housing for their future endeavors at Merrimack.