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“I found all kinds of joy when I was in the company of my friends – talking, laughing and being kind to each other – reading, engaging books together – going from the lightest joking to talking of the deepest things and back again.” - St. Augustine, Confessions


Our Philosophy We believe in: • 

Learning in Community where intellectually curious, creative and hard working students inspire, challenge, and support each other

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Active Learning in small, dynamic classes and through exceptional co-curricular activities throughout the year

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Transformative Experiences focusing on the whole student – intellectually, morally, emotionally, and spiritually


Academics: • 

Special, small classes with some of the best teachers at Merrimack

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Advanced course registration and honors advising

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One-on-one research opportunities with your professors

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Senior capstone projects


Co-Curricular Activities: • 

Concerts, plays, dinners, museum tours

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Innovative service-learning component

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On-campus films, speakers, and presentations

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Group trips to Boston and beyond

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And maybe even a go-kart adventure!


Social Benefits: • 

Honors freshman housing

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Honors study lounge

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Trivia nights, fall foliage hikes, and more

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Being inspired and supported by your classmates, friends, and roommates!


Program Requirements • 

Students in the Honors Program take at least eight honors courses (usually one per semester) by the time they graduate.

• Students maintain a 3.4 GPA their freshman year and a 3.5 thereafter. Cumulative GPAs are reviewed at the end of each semester.


Learn more about the honors program  

Presentation given at the honors reception on 2/3/12.

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