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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend Orientation?

All first-year, transfer, and new Dix Scholar students should attend Orientation. You will attend important presentations and meetings and get to know many students, staff, and faculty at Simmons.

What is an Orientation Leader?

An Orientation Leader (OL) is an upperclass student who is here for you to make the transition to Simmons as easy as possible.  She can answer your questions about what it means to be a Simmons student, direct you to resources that will help your transition, and help you connect with other students.  She will be in touch with you over the summer, and then you will meet her when you come to campus inthe Fall.  Incoming transfer students will be matched with an OL who was also transfer student.

Which Summer Overnight session should I attend?

Both overnight sessions are identical, so it does not matter which session you wish to attend. We encourage you to choose the session that best fits your schedule.  Course registrations are finalized following Summer Orientation, which means that students who attend the second session of Summer Orientation are NOT at a "disadvantage" when it comes to choosing their classes for the Fall.

Where can family members stay during Fall Orientation?

Family members are invited to attend Family Orientation on Sunday, September 4. If families are planning on staying in Boston for a few days they may want to stay at a hotel in the area. For your convenience, we have listed a few local hotels, or you may choose to find another hotel.  Please note that the student's Orientation shedule may be very busy during Fall Orientation, and we request that families make plans that allow their students to attend their Orientation activities.

I have other questions not answered here. Who can I talk to?

Please contact us at or (617) 521-2429 if you have other questions. We look forward to making your experience at Simmons Orientation a great one.