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New Home for the Growing Honors Program

Samantha Salem

Staff Writer

The 2015 fall semester will bear many exciting changes for the Merrimack community with the addition of the new North Campus buildings.

With the growth of the Honors Program over the past few years, the heart of the program is being relocated from its current home in the cozy Sullivan 101 to these brand new facilities in order to ensure that its space is accommodating to this influx of new students.

With access to a large space that can be utilized flexibly for conferences as well as activities, the bonds within the Honors program will only be strengthened as these shared spaces are what foster the close knit sense of community within the program.

Furthermore, the residence halls will be used for upper classmen Honors housing and will resemble the current Residential Village. The Honors Program LLC will now have a social and study space, known as the Honors Commons. The Honors Commons, resembling the current 47 Lounge, will be able to hold approximately 50 students, and will include a variety of soft furniture, small tables, flat screen televisions, a gas fireplace, and a fully functional kitchen.

This move is a milestone for the Merrimack Honors Program. Established in 2008, the program has been admitting more students with each academic school year. North Campus will allow students to comfortably learn and grow together in an environment that will sufficiently serve not only those within the Honors Program, but in the entire Merrimack College community.

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