Summer Orientation provides you with the opportunity to make the most of your Simmons experience. Throughout the Orientation, you will meet other new students, create an academic schedule, and learn about opportunities and resources that you can utilize during your time at Simmons.
- First-Year students can choose between attending a Summer Orientation Session on Monday, June 17 -Tuesday, June 18, 2013 and Thursday, June 20- Friday, June 21, 2013. The fee for the Summer Orientation is $149, and includes lodging, meals, an evening trip into Boston, and your registration materials.
Transfer students have the opportunity to choose which type of Orientation experience you wish to have.
- If you wish to have a more traditional undergraduate Orientation experience, we encourage you the two-day Orientation session on Thursday, June 20- Friday, June 21, 2013. The fee for attending this Orientation is $149, which includes your lodging, meals, an outing into Boston, and your Orientation materials.
- Transfer students who want to attend an abbreviated Orientation can choose to attend the Transfer and Dix Scholars Orientation on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The fee for attending this Orientation is $49, which includes your meals and your Orientation materials.
- Dix Scholars' Summer Orientation will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The fee for this Orientation is $49, which includes your lunch, registration materials, and an afternoon outing with other incoming students.
We are delighted that you will be joining the Simmons community and look forward to seeing you at Summer Orientation!
Registration for Summer Orientation 2013 is now open.
Can't make it to Orientation? Please let us know by completing our decline form »Please note, if the reason that you cannot attend Summer Orientation is because of the fee, before you decline, request a fee waiver. Fee waivers will be granted based on financial need as determined by the Student Financial Services Office.
Please read below to find out more about what will happen during Summer Orientation.
Overnight Orientation (First-Years and Transfers)
Orientation will begin around 9:00 a.m. on Day One and end around 3:00 p.m. on Day Two. A more detailed schedule will be available in May.
The first day of Summer Orientation begins with a meeting with your Orientation Group. Your Orientation group will be led by an Orientation Leader, who is an upperclasswoman trained to serve as a mentor and guide to you during Orientation and your first semester at Simmons. Following this meeting, you will have the chance to take the Mathematics Competency Exam, a Language Placement Exam, or attend information sessions or area tours.
Lunch will provide you an opportunity to connect with resources on campus while also further meeting and getting to know other incoming students. Following lunch will be a second opportunity to take exams, attend information sessions, or area tours. The afternoon will consist of presentations by Faculty and the College Registrar designed to prepare you for your Advising Appointments on the second day.
In the evening, relax on the Quad for a BBQ and then embark on an outing into the city with your Orientation Group! Then, return to campus for an evening social before returning to your residence hall.
Day Two begins with breakfast and advising and registration appointments and information sessions on topics such as "How to Find a Job", "Getting Involved", "Being a Student Athlete at Simmons", "Living on Campus," and more. The day will conclude with a Student-Faculty Luncheon followed by a final check-in with your Orientation Group.
One Day Orientation (Transfers and Dix Scholars)
A more detailed schedule will be available in May.
The one-day Orientation session for Transfer Students and Dix Scholars is an abbreviated version of the overnight for traditional first-years and transfers. You will have a chance to complete the Mathematics Competency Exam or Language Placement Exams, meet with an Orientation Group led by a Transfer Student or Dix Scholar, and attend information sessions that will prepare you for your registration appointment in the afternoon. In the afternoon, you will meet with an academic adviser and attend information sessions on a variety of topics. The day concludes with a dinner on the town with other incoming students, which will help you to further connect with your future classmates and start forming the connections that will be so important to you during your time here.