Pinning Ceremony

The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. During the Pinning Ceremony our new nurses are called to the stage individually and presented their nursing pin by the dean and faculty of Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Prior to this Pinning Ceremony, guests hear remarks from faculty members of the Simmons community as well as students who were voted to speak by their peers. Program awards are also giving to undergraduate students during the May ceremony. 


Friday, December 8, 2017:

Accelerated BSN Students @ 10:30am - Linda K Paresky 

Direct Entry MSN Students @ 1:00pm - Linda K Paresky

Thursday, May 17, 2018:

Traditional BSN Students @ 10:00am - Under tent on the Simmons College Quad


A reception will take place immediately following the Pinning Ceremony. Refreshments and desserts will be available. 

Parking & Directions 

Guests will park in the visitor’s parking garage on the Academic Campus of Simmons College. Visitor parking is available on Levels P1-P3 of the School of Management (SOM) Garage, accessible from Avenue Louis Pasteur. Parking in the Simmons garage is complimentary for guests of the Pinning Ceremony. Guests take a white ticket upon entering the garage and use that same white ticket to exit.

Contact Us

Please call 617-521-2532 if you have any additional questions.


For questions about Simmons College's Commencement Ceremonies, please visit the Commencement website.