Family Orientation

Welcome to the Simmons family! We are delighted that your student has decided to attend the College and join the community this year. We know that you will continue to play an important role in your student's education, and we are committed to providing you with the resources and information you need to support their endeavors.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our 1 day Family Orientation, concurrent with your student's Summer Orientation Thursday, June 22nd or Saturday, June 24th. We look forward to partnering with you as parents and family members to help your student have a successful first year at Simmons.

Please read below for some important information.

  • Family Orientation is only on the 1st day of Orientation so there is no formal family programming planned on Tuesday and Sunday.
  • Garage Parking is covered during Orientation for students and families. If you are driving, you will enter the garage off of Avenue Louis Pasteur and pull up to the right-hand side gate and obtain a parking ticket; you will use this ticket to exit the garage. Complete driving and public transportation directions are available online.

We look forward to meeting you when you arrive on campus! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mailing or calling 617-521-2429.

Summer Orientation

Programming is planned for day one of Summer Orientation; students can sign their families up for Family Orientation when they registered for Summer Orientation. You can also register by emailing

View last year's 2016 Family Orientation Schedule.

Fall Orientation

Saturday, September 2nd  through Tuesday, September 6th will be the dates for Fall Orientation for students. We invite parents and families to join their students for the first day of Orientation - which is move-in day - and to stay for College Welcome and Lunch.

At the conclusion of the luncheon, parents and families will have an opportunity to walk through the Orientation schedule with Associate Dean Susan Antonelli and ask any remaining questions you may have. We will also take a moment to go over some tips for getting through the next few days and to congratulate you on getting your student this far.