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The best advice given out on move-in day: Take advantage of every opportunity college has to offer.

Continue reading The journey begins.

The first year students are officially here! Yesterday, Sunday, August 29, was move-in day at Simmons College. The residence campus was buzzing with activity as new first year students and transfer students moved into their dorms and said goodbye to their families.

Continue reading Welcome, Class of 2014.


Well, you know summertime at Simmons is coming to an end when the students start returning to campus. We've already had some early arrivals including the athletes, international students, and the residence life staff. However, this Sunday marks the official Move-in Day and that means the Class of 2014 finally gets to call Simmons their home! Moving to college can be a major transition, so we asked around to see if anyone had some advice to help the first years get on their feet.

Without further ado, here's the Top 5 Words of Wisdom for the Class of 2014:

1. Don't be strangers! Meet as many of your classmates as you can and keep your doors open. Samantha '11 suggests making yourself uncomfortable a few times a day, just to strike up a conversation with someone you don't know. Chances are, you'll make friends fast.

Continue reading The first years are coming, the first years are coming!.

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I just got word from the admission office that they're packing their bags and hitting the road! Every fall, the admission counselors travel the country to speak directly with high school students about the amazing opportunities Simmons has to offer. So, if you have any questions you've been dying to have answered (for example, "what's it really like to live in Boston?") or know of a student who would benefit from meeting with a counselor, now is the time.

To follow their journey, click on the map above. You never know where they might show up next!

Simmons College 1st Annual Top Chef Challenge from SimmonsCollege on Vimeo.

Last wednesday the faculty and staff at Simmons had their own version of Top Chef. Three teams of two faculty/staff showed off their culinary skills to cook up their own creative versions of chicken alfredo.

Continue reading First annual Top Chef challenge.

This weekend, GreenFest was held in Boston and Simmons College was there to support the cause. Aside from receiving a Gold certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the new School of Management building, Simmons implements many green initiatives around campus. Take a look at some photos from the event and see why we are proud to say that Simmons is going green! For more information visit Green Simmons.

Mesick Hall makeover from SimmonsCollege on Vimeo.

Check out a quick sneak peek video of the Mesick Hall renovations. We spoke with Vice President of Administration, Janet Fishstein, and she gave us the run-down of what you can expect to see when you come back to campus. We cannot wait to see it when the project is complete - especially the flat screen TVs!

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Meet Caila, a 2010 Simmons graduate who plans to get her Ph.d. in neuroscience.

Hometown: Lancaster, Massachusetts
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior with a concentration in Neurobiology
Class: 2010
Simmons activities: Alzheimer's research lab, College Republicans

Resume builder: "As a first-year student, I was thrilled to work in Alzheimer's research lab. This is an opportunity that you do not get at most big colleges. Initially I did chores around the lab, but eventually I started doing my own experiments. I also learned how to use the UV spectrophotometer, do dissections, and make cell cultures."

Continue reading Spotlight on Caila.


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