Contributed by: Melissa Shannon
As you all know, Simmtober is a month long celebration of the foundation of Simmons College. Every year Founder's Day is celebrated on October 30th, John Simmons' Birthday. As part of our Celebration, we wanted to share with you 10 Fun Facts about Simmons and its history!
John Simmons in his last will and testament stated that his endowment should go to creating an institution called Simmons Female College.
In 1902 when the school first opened its doors to students tuition was $100 a year.
In the 1940's, when the majority of students lived on campus, residents had to check into their dorms before nightfall, and were not allowed out after dark.