Simmons Express

BusHop on the Simmons Express to Boston and see for yourself what Simmons University has to offer! In partnership with the President's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council, Simmons Express provides 100 high school seniors and juniors with a multicultural background with the opportunity to visit Simmons with all travel expenses paid. (If you decide to apply online after visiting, your application fee will be waived, too!) Simmons Express is a charter bus with stops at Penn Station in New York City and Union Station in New Haven, CT.

Participants will have the option to attend an Open House. During the open house, students will:

  • Meet current students, faculty, coaches, and other prospective students.
  • Talk with admission and financial aid staff about the application process.
  • Learn about academics, athletics, student life, and all of the resources that enhance the student experience.
  • Tour campus.
  • Get a feel for Simmons and the student community while school is in full swing.

Lunch and a departure snack will be provided.

Qualified Applicants Must:

  • Reside in any NYC borough, Westchester County NY, Long Island, CT, or Northern NJ
  • Have at least a 2.9 cumulative GPA (unweighted)
  • Have an SAT score of 1060 (Math & Critical Reading), a PSAT score of 110 (M&CR) or ACT of 23 or ACT Plan of 19

Documents do not need to be official copies. When possible please have guidance counselor send official or unofficial documents.

Simmons Express Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Photo Release Form
  • Parent/Guardian Release Form
  • $5.00 Refundable Deposit (to be submitted upon acceptance to the bus trip and refunded during your visit)

Application Deadlines:

  • Check back soon for the next Simmons Express trip!

*Our maximum capcity is 50 students per bus trip. Space is provided to academically qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly encourage early applications for both event dates.

Apply Today!

Travel Itinerary & Agenda

5:00am Bus Arrives @ Penn Station
Students & Chaperones arrive by 5am to board bus
5:15am Bus departs Penn Station to Union Station (1.5 hours, 79.8 miles)
6:45am Bus arrives @ Union Station, New Haven, CT
Students & Chaperones arrive by 6:45am to board bus
15 minute break for NYC group
7:00am Bus departs Union Station to Simmons University (2.5 hours, 137 miles)
9:30am Bus arrives @ Simmons
9:30am - 10:00am 5 minute Break & Welcome from Admission Staff
10am - 3:00pm Open House
3:00pm - 3:30pm Snack Bags, Board Bus and $5.00 refund
3:30pm Depart Simmons to Union Station
6:00pm Arrive @ Union Station for drop-off
15 minute break for NYC group
6:15pm Depart Union Station to Penn Station
7:45pm Arrive @ Penn Station for drop-off

Bus Stop Details

  • NYC Pick up: Penn Station (31st Street at 8th Avenue, New York, NY)
  • CT Pick up-: Union Station New Haven (50 Union Avenue New Haven, CT 06519)
  • MA Destination: Simmons University - 300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115
  • Total 1 way trip » 4 hours with stop in New Haven

Have questions? Contact:

Simmons Express Coordinators
Renee Gadsden & Rachel Jordan
Phone: 1-800-345-8468

Getting to Simmons