Process and Timeline

Know The Process

All current resident students enrolled at Simmons College have the opportunity to participate in a housing selection process to pick a room for 2017-2018.

In order to participate in the selection, you will need to have a $250 housing deposit on file in Student Financial Services. This deposit should already be on file if you currently live on campus; however it is used to pay for charges associated with lost, stolen or unreturned keys, or damages to your room. If this deposit falls below $250, repayment of the difference will be necessary to participate in the housing selection. Students returning from study abroad or a leave of absence (LOA) most likely have a deposit on file, however students that withdrew to live off-campus will probably need to submit a new deposit. Please contact SFS at 617-521-2001 if you are unsure of your deposit amount.

The class statuses for housing selection are:

Status 1 87 or more credits Rising Seniors 
Status 2 57-86 credits Rising Juniors
Status 3 27-56 credits Rising Sophomores
Status 4 26 or fewer credits 2nd Semester 1st years

Please note: Residents that are seeking to live in Theme Communities must complete the Theme Community Application by Friday, March 31st at 11:59pm. All applicants will be notified no later than April 7th of the status in the community. All selected members must attend Theme Community Housing Selection on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00pm.

It is important to remember that statuses correspond to your Selection night. Statuses are based solely on credits and not on whether you are graduating or how many years you have been at Simmons or GPA. Transfer Credits are included; however, AP credits are not. Your credits/status will reflect current classes taken Spring 2017. Once a student has been placed in a status level, all numbers within that status are assigned at random. Students who fill out the undergraduate housing application by March 26th and students who moved into an expanded occupancy triple will be given priority lottery numbers.

Updates of open rooms will be posted online after each housing selection night. For example, all available rooms left after rising senior housing selection will be posted online the next day. Students who indicated in AARC that they would be graduating in May 2017, but will be returning for the Fall 2017 semester will not receive a lottery card through the mail. If this applies to you, please come to the Office of Residence Life to select a lottery half-number.

Housing Selection Timeline Deadlines

Please note: Students interested in Special Interest or Theme Communities must also complete the Returning Student Housing Selection application by March 26th, 2017.

Information Sessions for Students

Especially for students new to the process!

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Morse 1st Floor Lounge, 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Simmons Living Room/1st Floor Lounge, 7:00 - 8:00pm   

Information & Floor Plan Tabling

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017– Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, April 3, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Bartol Hall, 5:30-7:30pm

Pair Fair

  • Thursday, April 5, 2017 – Simmons Hall Lounge, 7:00-8:00pm
    Designed for second semester first-years and rising sophomores to find a roommate

Roommate matching group on Facebook

Housing Selection

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 — Alumnae Hall, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Special Interest & Theme Community - 6:00-7:00pm
  • Rising Seniors - 7:30-9:00pm

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 — Alumnae Hall, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Rising Juniors - 6:00-7:00pm
  • Rising Sophomores/2nd Semester First-Years - 7:30-9:00 pm