The start of your first semester here at Thomas More College is just around the corner! We welcome you as new members to our community of learners. As you begin to make preparations for your departure we want to provide you with some useful information.
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We are looking forward to seeing you on campus here on August 26th! Wishing you and your family safe travels – in Christo rege,
Dean of Students and Fellow
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A few days before the beginning of each academic year, the faculty and entering students of Thomas More College make a pilgrimage to the majestic White Mountains of northern New Hampshire as part of the orientation program for the new freshman class. The trip is an occasion for physical and spiritual refreshment, as the new students meet one another and are introduced to the College’s academic and community life. The students’ experience of the mountains, terrain and wilderness, its rhythm of ascent and descent, serves as a fitting metaphor for and as a rite of passage into the students’ every day itinerary as they embark upon that most challenging and most rewarding ascent toward truth and the possession of wisdom.
New Hampshire promises cold winters and hot days, especially in September and May. Bear that in mind as you pack for Merrimack. You might also like to know that the New England area offers plenty, from the White Mountains to sandy beaches, to the lovely town of Portsmouth and the apple orchards of neighboring Hollis.
Dormitories are not air-conditioned. The purchase of a fan is recommended. The laundry rooms are equipped with irons and ironing boards as well as washers and dryers. Laundry cards can be purchased ($1.25 per cycle).
A limited number of computers are available but we strongly recommend you bring your own laptop. Internet connection is provided in the library and study halls only. Printers are available in the study hall. There is no internet available in the dormitories. Please note that electronics are not permitted in the classroom or to be used in the cafeteria at meal times.
|Pens and Pencils|
Students are expected to dress modestly, respectfully and appropriately for each occasion. For chapel, class, and meals, ladies may wear dresses, blouses/formal shirts and skirts or trousers (not beach clothes or sportswear). Men may wear trousers (not jeans) and collared shirts. More formal, dressy wear is appropriate for special occasions such as feast days and lectures.
For sports and hiking trips as well as day trips, especially during orientation, students may wear t-shirts, trousers and jeans or shorts, and appropriate footwear. Having a backpack is very helpful.
|Men’s Necessary Items||Ladies’ Necessary Items|
|Collared shirts (button-down/polo)||Blouses|
|Activewear (hiking, sports)||Activewear (hiking, sports)|
|Winter coat, hat, gloves, scarves, boots||Winter coat, hat, gloves, scarves, boots|
|Rain Gear||Rain Gear|
|Recommended Items||Recommended Items|
|Suit||Floor-length formal gown|
|Modest swimwear||Knee-length formal dress|
Books may be sent to the College’s address and can be collected upon arrival.
The College’s Address: 6 Manchester St. Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054
Directions from Boston and Manchester Airports and Information
Please let the Admissions Department know of your travel arrangements so we can coordinate the shuttle service. The college will provide two shuttles for arrival in Boston (both Boston Logan Airport and Boston South Station (train station)) and frequent shuttles for arrival at Manchester Airport and Nashua Exit 8.
Should you arrive in Boston, we encourage you to use the Boston Express, which runs conveniently and frequently from both Logan Airport and South Station to Nashua, Exit 8. (Cost $17; see http://www.bostonexpressbus.com/)
Please feel free to contact Admissions or Student Life with any questions.
Manchester – Boston Regional Airport MHT
Boston Logan International Airport BOS
Sunday 8/26: New students arrive
Monday 8/27: Departure to Pine Mountain
Tuesday 8/28: Hiking in the White Mountains
Wednesday 8/29: Return to Merrimack, registration
Thursday 8/30: registration
Friday 8/31: classes begin
If you know who you would like to room with you may make a request by emailing email@example.com. Please understand that we cannot guarantee that you will room together but will do what we can.
Banking (close to the college)
While other carriers also work, Verizon provides the best coverage on campus. The closest Verizon store is at:
258 Daniel Webster Highway , Nashua, NH 03060
Phone number: (603) 888-2000
Hotels (within a few miles of the College)
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