Commuter Services

Even though you aren't always on campus, commuter students are a vital part of the Simmons community and we strive to make it easy to stay connected to everything going on at Simmons through students groups, electronic communication, and special facilities reserved for commuters to make your life a little easier. Read on to find out what we offer.

Commuter Student Organization
The Commuter Student Organization (CSO) holds meetings in the lounge, which are open to the entire Simmons community. Since the organization is vitally important in keeping commuter students involved in College affairs, and students are encouraged to support its activities. We encourage commuters to keep their representative informed of their interests and concerns. For further information on the Commuter Student Organization, please e-mail the Commuter Students Organization at
The Commuter Lounge
The Commuter Lounge, on the ground level of the MCB, is brightly furnished with comfortable sink-in chairs, and is the perfect place to relax with friends. Along with the Fens Cafeteria and the College Center, the Lounge is a meeting place for commuting students. Commuting students will find that they spend a lot of their time in the Lounge, the Fens and College Center talking, laughing, cramming, and of course, eating. It is a place where lasting friendships are made.
Getting to Campus

Discounted MBTA Student Passes are available to Simmons students. Learn more about discount MBTA passes

Limited on-campus parking is available for commuter students. Learn more on the Commuter Parking page

Off-campus housing

Many of our students opt to live off campus, but with students from over sixty colleges and universities in Greater Boston, there is a high demand for suitable housing. Coupled with the fact that the Boston housing market is one of the most expensive in the nation, finding off-campus housing can be challenging, so we created the Off-Campus Housing site to make it a little easier.

Visit the Off-Campus Housing section »

Moving back on campus

If I am currently a commuter and want to move back on campus, what do I need to do?

All current commuters should fill out a housing application if they are interested in moving back to campus. Commuter students are not guaranteed housing, and will automatically placed on the housing waitlist and will be housed pending availability. We will try our best to accommodate commuter students once we have completed the resident student housing selections.

Due to the fewer number of available spaces on campus than in years past, commuter students on the housing waitlist will not need to place a $250 housing deposit unless they have been assigned and accepted a space on campus.

Contact Residence Life at for details.

Commuter Lockers

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities coordinates the Commuter Lockers in the basement of the Main Campus Building. Lockers are available to commuter students on a first-come, first-locked basis. We cannot hold or guarantee lockers for students if the locker does not have a lock on it.

In an effort to manage the lockers, we ask that all students register their locker with us each year. Once you have put a lock on an empty locker, please either come to our office (W-002), call x2423, or email and give us your name, contact information, year of graduation, and locker number.

Students must clean their lockers and remove the padlock and locker contents at the end of the academic year. The College takes no responsibility for items left in the lockers.

Good to Know
  • Check your e-mail regularly for important info & announcements!
  • College closings due to weather are announced on WBZ radio 1030AM and WBZ Channel 4.
  • Call the Info Line for recorded info on events, news, class cancellations, etc: 617.521.3INF.
  • Commuter activities are posted on the boards in the Fens lobby and the Commuter Lounge.
  • All students may use the Holmes Sports Center on the Residence Campus at no cost. For more information see the Holmes Sports Center website.
  • The Health Center on the Residence Campus offers health care to ALL Simmons students - 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. See the Health Center website for more information.
  • MASCO (Medical, Academic, Scientific Community Organization) has resources for Commuters which can be found at the MASCO website.
  • The MBTA website can help you figure out your commuting options using the T. Visit
  • Your ID will give you free admission to the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum and can get you discounts at many other museums around town.