Graduating Students

Congratulations! Here is the information you'll need to prepare for the big day. Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us

Caps & Gowns

All of your academic regalia for Commencement, such as caps and gowns, is available from the Simmons College bookstore.

Regalia Purchase and Rental

You may purchase or order your graduation regalia in the following ways:

For Bachelor's or for Master's Regalia
  • Purchase in the bookstore starting April 1st, OR
  • Submit an order online to have items shipped to you at www.oakhalli.com/simmons
For Ed.S. Regalia
  • Submit your order online at www.oakhalli.com/simmonseds by April 23rd, 2017
  • Rental components due back to the bookstore by June 2nd, 2017
For Doctoral Regalia
  • Submit your order online at www.oakhalli.com/simmonsdr for purchases and/or rental by April 23rd, 2017
  • Rental components due back to the bookstore by June 2nd, 2017
For Faculty Regalia
  • For rentals, submit your order online at www.oakhalli.com/simmonsfaculty by April 23rd, 2017
  • Rentals due back to the bookstore by June 2nd, 2017
  • For purchases, submit an order form to bookstore@simmons.edu by April 14th
  • Orders may be picked up in store or shipped to your home

For any additional information, please email us at bookstore@simmons.edu.

Class Rings and Personalized Announcements

To order, or for information about class rings and personalized graduation announcement packages, please visit the Balfour website. These items are not available for in-store purchase, and must be ordered directly through Balfour. Don't miss our Grad Fair on April 4th, 2017! A representative from Balfour will be available 11am - 3pm to take ring and announcement orders, help with ring sizing, and answer any questions you may have.

Questions

Please feel free to contact the bookstore by phone at 617-521-2054 or by email to bookstore@simmons.edu with any questions regarding regalia, rings, frames, and announcements. Congratulations again!

Commencement Day Schedule

Morning Ceremony (Undergraduate)
  • 7:30 A.M. Shuttle service begins leaving Simmons*
  • 8:30 A.M. Students report time
  • 8:45 A.M. Gates open for guests
  • 9:00 A.M. Students must be in lines
  • 9:30 A.M. Ceremony begins

Ceremony lasts approx. 2 hours


Afternoon Ceremony (Graduate)
  • 12:00 P.M. Shuttle service begins leaving Simmons*
  • 1:30 P.M. Students report time
  • 1:45 P.M. Gates open for guests
  • 2:00 P.M. Students must be in lines
  • 2:30 P.M. Ceremony begins

Ceremony lasts approx. 2 hours

*Shuttles are only for graduating students and volunteers

Shuttle Service

Degree candidates may utilize the complimentary shuttle from the Residence Campus to the Pavilion.

Morning Shuttle Schedule
7:30AM Avenue Louis Pasteur and Simmons Residence Campus at Bartol Hall Parking Lot
(Buses leave for the Pavilion at 7:45AM)

Candidates must report to the Pavilion by 8:30 a.m.

Buses will run as needed from these two locations
11:00AM - 12:00PM Buses will leave the Pavilion and return to Simmons
Afternoon Shuttle Schedule
12:00PM Buses leave from Avenue Louis Pasteur only. Buses will run as needed.

Candidates must report to the Pavilion by 1:30 p.m.
4:00PM - 4:30PM Buses will leave the Pavilion and return to Simmons

Diplomas

If you are not able to attend the ceremony on May 19, you will be able to pick up your diploma with photo identification in the Office of the Registrar (room C116 of the Main College Building) starting on Tuesday, May 23.

Any diploma not picked up by the student will be sent to the student's address in June. Learn more about diplomas and transcripts

Doctoral Hooding

The doctoral hooding ceremony will take place on the academic quad of the Simmons campus at 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 18.

Doctoral candidates receiving their degrees should report to the lobby of the Lefavour building at 2:00 with their hoods to prepare for the ceremony.