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About Us


Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts, and empower lives.

Inspired by the Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue, our vision is to:

  • Prepare students to adapt creatively to tomorrow’s realities through excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and the professions;
  • Build a community of scholars welcoming and respecting a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives;
  • Cultivate the intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical, and personal awareness needed to make wise choices for life, career, and service;
  • Encourage and support scholarly work that contributes to the wisdom on which society bases its decisions;
  • Engage other educational institutions, industry, and agencies of social change in collaborative efforts fostering a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

A Renewed Mission and Vision for Merrimack College

Merrimack College has renewed its mission and vision for the 21st century. In December 2008, the Board of Trustees approved a more clear and compelling mission statement that guides us in our strategic planning. 

Chaired by Rev. Ray Dlugos, O.S.A., vice president of mission and ministry, a 20-member committee comprised of faculty, students, staff and administration worked to elicit involvement and input from our entire college community. They were charged with refining the mission of Merrimack College to better express the true spirit of the College. 

Our entire community has had the opportunity to provide their thoughts and to help shape the future of Merrimack College. This will continue to be very important as we embark on our strategic planning process. This mission and vision statement is our guiding beacon for the future.