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Simmons students talk about life at college

Going to college for the first time can be both an exciting, and intimidating experience. Add to that the decision to attend a women's college and live in a big city, and the questions only multiple.

But what is life really like as a Simmons student? We chatted with current undergraduate students to get the all details!

OL's in mesick-2-.jpgWhat is it like living with a roommate?

One of the biggest anxieties for the majority of college students is living in a dorm and sharing a room. "I have found Simmons residence halls are a very relaxed, clean, safe, and a comfortable place to unwind after a busy day on the Academic Campus," says Kendall Bauer '16. The most important aspect of living at Simmons is that students feel they are part of a community. "The residence halls here have a homey feel, and Resident Advisors really work to foster a sense of community amongst their residents," says Molly Maidman '13.

studentsoutside copy.jpgWhat do you do for fun?

Since Simmons is located in the heart of Boston, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities on and off campus. Some of their favorite things to do include going out for dinner with friends; exploring the city; shopping on Newbury Street; going to the movies (students get discounted tickets!); and attending different concerts and shows. "I love exploring new areas of Boston I've never been to," says Chelsea Keyes '14. "I also enjoy visiting friends at neighboring colleges since there are so many nearby."

6310248930_460f6858c1.jpgWhat do you like about living in Boston?

Although the greater Boston area is home to 4.5 million people, Boston is a "city of neighborhoods," and many students say it's easy to get around. "Everything here is very accessible, so I can get almost anywhere I need to either by walking or taking the T," says Molly '13. "I feel comfortable walking around the city, and I know I can always stop someone on the street if I need help with something." With all that Boston has to offer, it's no surprise that many students stick around to find jobs and internships. "I can see myself staying here after I graduate because the city has so much to offer," says Kendall '16. "The longer I am here, the more I want to stay!"

225137_1429609615370_7840996_n.jpgHow would you describe the Simmons community?

As a Simmons student, you are a member of a tightly-knit community of current students, faculty, staff and alumnae who are there to support you throughout your career. "At the beginning of my college experience, I wasn't sure where I fit in the Simmons community," says Kendall '16. "But now I feel I belong here at Simmons because of the guidance of women leaders, faculty, and friends who all care about my personal well-being and success."

connectionscarnival.jpgIs it easy to get involved on campus?

At the beginning of each semester Simmons hosts the Connections Carnival, which gives students the opportunity to learn about and sign up for different organizations and groups on campus. "It is so easy to get involved," says Nerissa Chan '14. "With the right organization you can really find yourself having the time of your life in college." There are more than 70 organizations on campus and if students can't find exactly what they are looking for, they can create a new organization. "I think that getting involved was the best thing I could've done as a first-year," says Kendall '16. "People who are the most involved feel a connection to the Simmons community right away, which will lead to their success and overall happiness."

Still have questions about what it's like to be a Simmons student? Check out the Woman on Campus video series, visit the Simmons Life blog, or tweet to @SimmonsCollege.

Content for this post was contributed by:

Kendall Bauer '16, Public Relations/Marketing Communications

Nerissa Chan '14, Communications and Business Management

Chelsea Keyes '14, Public Relations/Marketing Communications

Molly Maidman '13, Psychology and Sociology

Posted by Amanda Voodre
Category: Student Stories
Topics: campus, student life, students

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This page contains a single entry by Amanda Voodre published on January 23, 2013 11:01 AM.

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