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Jessica Looney and Beth Solomon-Residence Life

To follow up on the October 9th article: “Registered Parties on Campus”, the Office of Residence Life wanted to provide updated information to students regarding registered events.

In order to host a registered event, you must reside in the Apartments, New Hall, O’Brien or the Townhouses. At least half of your space must be 21 or over, at least half must be in good conduct standing, meaning not on Residence Hall Probation or higher, and all residents must attend a Registered Event Planning Course. In addition to this half of the residents must agree to be present during the event.

Registered Event Planning courses are hosted through the Office of Residence Life. Area Coordinator Jessica Looney and Resident Director Beth Solomon teach the classes. Classes contain information on expectations from the Office of Residence Life, the Merrimack College Police Department and how to host a successful registered event. You should expect the class to last no more than 45 minutes. The list of Spring semester classes can be found at the bottom of this article. If you cannot make it to a scheduled class, please contact either Jessica (looneyj@merrimack.edu) or Beth (solomonb@merrimack.edu) to set up a time for an individualized session.

One alternative to the “typical” Registered Event is the Mini-Registered Event. The total number of attendees is fewer than allowed at a Registered Event. The residents of the room submit a guest list with no more than 20 names of those students who they have agreed may be present during their event.

Once you have attended the Registered Event Planning course you simply submit a completed contract to the Office of Residence Life by noon on the Friday of the weekend you are looking to host your event. After you submit your contract you will receive confirmation of your event by 5pm on Friday. In addition to this, the RAs on duty are available be a support network throughout your Registered Event. If you still are unsure if the Registered Event is the right option for you, or you have questions, please contact Jessica or Beth. Happy party planning!

Save the Date for these Upcoming Registered Event Planning Courses:

January 23rd 5pm
January 28th 7pm
February 5th 7pm
February 10th 5pm
February 18th 4:30pm
February 26th 6pm


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