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. 

Getting to Campus

Discounted MBTA Student Passes are available to Simmons students. Limited on-campus parking is available for commuter students. 

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. For further information on the Commuter Student Organization, please e-mail the Commuter Students Organization at cso@simmons.edu

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.

Commuter Lockers

Simmons offers 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 leadership@simmons.edu 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.

Commuter Rooms

On-campus housing for commuter students is available on a first-come, first-served basis for for those who wish to stay overnight for academic, social, or emergency purposes. A multiple occupancy commuter room is offered on a limited and space-available basis at a cost of $30 per night. The quad style room is arranged to be able to house up to four students at a time. Students may take advantage of this space for no more than two consecutive nights and for no more than three nights per week. Exceptions may be made during exam periods or during special weekends. Read the Commuter Room Agreement and fill out the Commuter Room Reservation Form.

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. Learn more about off campus housing available to Simmons students.

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.