Main Campus Resources

Academic Support Center

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented physical, sensory, systemic, cognitive, learning and psychiatric disabilities. If you have a disability and anticipate that you will need a reasonable accommodation during class, it is important that you contact the academic support center at 617.521.2474 early in the semester. Students with disabilities who receive accommodations are also encouraged to contact their instructors to discuss their individual needs.

Beatley Library

Beatley Library is the main Simmons College Library. It houses the bulk of the more than 280,000 volumes and over 2,000 periodical subscriptions owned by Simmons, as well as a rapidly expanding collection of media materials. A comprehensive reference collection, plus special resources in areas such as women's studies and juvenile literature, are major assets of the Beatley Library.

The Libraries also include the Simmons Archives, a specialized library for the Graduate School of Library and Information science, and special collections devoted to business and women in management housed in the School of Management.

Bookstore

Simmons College has its own bookstore located on the lower level off of the Fens Lobby in the MCB. In addition to all course related books and materials, the bookstore carries a wide variety of merchandise and offers many services. Pen out of ink? Office supplies can be purchased and charged to your office's budget number. Hankering for an afternoon snack? The bookstore carries a variety of candies and snacks that should hit the spot!

In addition to all course related books and materials, the bookstore carries a wide variety of merchandise. From baseball caps and sweatshirts to fine pens and clocks, all Simmons emblematic merchandise can be purchased through the bookstore. Traditional items such as backpacks, school supplies and dorm accessories are also available.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center serves the entire Simmons student population, the range of issues and concerns brought by students is as diverse as the range of ages, ethnicities, and spiritual and life choices of our students. No matter what level of education or academic program, worries and anxieties can surface for students:

  • Family, peer, and personal relationships
  • Academic performance
  • Homesickness
  • Isolation
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Coming out
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Partner violence
  • Cultural identity
  • Child care
  • Eating problems/body image

Following an initial evaluation, your counselor will make recommendations about your options in managing these stressful concerns. On occasion, short-term counseling may be sufficient for problem resolution, in other cases a referral for more extended care may prove the most beneficial for you. Your counselor may also recommend group counseling. In either case, your counselor will assist you to find the type of counseling most appropriate for your individual situation.

If you have any additional questions or concerns or would like to talk to a member of our staff call (617) 521- 2455.

Student Financial Services

If you are interested in applying for financial aid and have not done so already, access the Graduate Student Financial Services Webpage, at http://www.simmons.edu/financialaid/. Student Financial Services can provide you with information about deadlines, requirements and rewards. To qualify for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled for at least 5 credits. Students who have tuition as an employee benefit should sign up for the Employer Reimbursement Payment Agreement (ERPA). The tuition payment plan allows you to pay your tuition in installments.

Health Center

The Health Center, which is located on the Simmons Residence Campus, offers health care to Simmons undergraduate and graduate students, and is a provider of health services to students at other area colleges as well. Services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day during the academic year either at the Center, or when the Center is closed, by telephone contact with the provider on call. The Simmons Health Center also manages Wentworth Institute of Technology Health Services, which is available to Simmons students as well. The Wentworth center is open during the academic year, and during the summer when the Simmons Health Center is closed.

Both health centers are staffed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. All physicians are Board Certified and have appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which is directly across the street from the Simmons residence campus.

The detailed information on this site will tell you about Health Center hours of operation, services available and how to receive after hours care, as well as information on immunizations and insurance. The staff at the Health Center welcomes the opportunity to answer your questions and concerns. Please visit our website or call us at (617) 521-1002.

Holmes Sports Center

As an MBA student, you have access to the sports and exercise facilities located on the Simmons Residence Campus. Students are encouraged to explore the Lifelong Exercise and Activities Program (LEAP) opportunities offered on a semester basis. Facilities include racquetball and squash courts, free-weight room, swimming pool, sauna, and spa.

MBTA PASSES

If you plan to use the public transportation system of Boston (the MBTA, commonly known as the "T"), Simmons College offers a discounted T-pass program. Discounted MBTA Student passes are available to all Simmons students. One semester's worth of monthly MBTA passes may be ordered through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. Please note ALL orders mustbe received no later than Sunday, August 3, 2014.

There are several benefits you receive when purchasing your T-Pass for the Office of Student Leadership and Activities which includes:

  • 4 monthly passes at an 11% discount from the normal MBTA cost (including: September, October, November and December).
  • If you should lose your LinkPass/Buss Pass (exclusing zone passes), the Office of Student Leadership and Activities can request a replacement pass at no cost.

If you would like to purchase a semester pass, please review pass information at http://www.simmons.edu/campuslife/boston/mbta/ to determine which pass best fits your commute.

Please note that the MBTA has raised prices effective July 1st, 2014.

You may select and purchase your Semester Pass from our secure online payment system from the link above with your credit card or checking account. If you feel uncomfortable making your payment online, you can use the order form also located on this site and mail your pass selection with a check payment to: Office of Student Leadership and Activities & Residence Life, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, W-002, Boston, MA 02115 P: 617-521-2447 | F: 617-521-3148

Public Safety

The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe and secure environment in which Simmons College Community members may learn, work, and live and to do so as part of a collaborative effort within the surrounding community. Simmons College, as a community of scholars, depends upon mutual trust among its students, faculty, and staff, fundamental respect for their rights, dignity, and worth of each other, and their full commitment to the highest level of quality and integrity of academic work. These expectations are embodied in Simmons’ Policy on Nondiscrimination, the Honor Code of Responsibility, the General Standards of Conduct, and the Harassment Policy.

At Simmons the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always at the top of our agenda. We work hard to provide a secure campus, and we make available information and resources to members of the campus community to advise and educate them on making and keeping the environment safe. All members of the Simmons community should take an active role in their own security. If we can help you out in anyway please contact Public Safety at extension 1112.

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for campus security at Simmons College including the College Buildings, the Residence campus, and the Graduate School of Management. This Department operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The full time sworn police staff includes a Director of Public Safety, an Assistant Director, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Corporals, Police Officers, and the department also employs civilian dispatchers. The Director of Public Safety reports to the Director of Business Affairs. Public Safety also retains security personnel that are contracted by Simmons College from Securitas Security, Inc., the largest security company in the nation.

Registrar's Office

Simmons offers a wide variety of exceptional undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. At Simmons you'll find a small-college environment where everyone cares about your future combined with the sophisticated resources of a large university.

If you have any questions about Simmons' course offerings, please call the Office of the Registrar at (617) 521-2111. If you have questions about specific departments or programs, or about admission to Simmons, please call (617) 521-2000 and ask to be connected to the appropriate office.

Student Activities

For a listing of all student activities, including special interest groups, committees, clubs, religious affiliations, listservs, and bulletin boards, click here. For a list of SOM-related clubs and organizations, click here.