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Welcome to Simmons College! While your student is at Simmons, this site will serve as your homebase for useful information, upcoming and annual events information, and important announcements throughout the year. Let us know if there's something you would like us to include in this site... it's here for you!

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Important Dates

  • New Student Orientation
    Residence halls open
    August 31, 2013
  • Classes begin for the Fall Term
    September 5, 2013
  • College closed for Thanksgiving
    November 26 - December 1, 2013
  • Final day of classes
    December 10, 2013
  • Final examinations
    December 13-18, 2013
  • Residence hall closed for Winter Break
    December 19, 2013  
  • College closed for Winter Break
    December 24 - January 1, 2014
  • Residence halls re-open for returning students
    January 10, 2014
  • Classes begin for the Spring Term
    January 14, 2014
  • Spring break. No classes.
    March 11-15, 2014
  • Final day of classes
    April 29, 2014
  • Final examinations
    May 1-4, 2014
  • Residence halls close, except for graduating students
    May 5, 2014
  • Commencement
    May 9, 2014
  • Residence halls close for all students
    May 11, 2014

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Frequently Asked Questions

With your student away from home for the first time, you're likely to have a lot of questions, ranging from "What is my student's mailing address?" to "What happens if they get sick?" so we've put together a list of the most frequently asked questions that parents and families ask us. If there's something you don't see on the list, let us know! We're here to help you and your student in any way we can.

Visit the FAQ page

Family Events

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities plans many events for parents and families throughout the year. Some of the most popular events are:

  • Family Orientation (late August)
  • Family and Friends Weekend (mid-October)

Learn more about upcoming Family Events

Visiting Your Student

Simmons students always enjoy the occasional visit from their parents, especially when it means getting a little extra TLC or the chance to eat away from the dining hall. Need help booking your stay and navigating Boston? Use the links below to plan your visit.

Financial Services

Navigating payments, billing, health insurance, and tuition tax deductions can be confusing. Luckily Student Financial Services can answer many questions that you may have on their Financial services & student account FAQs. If you are left with further questions, please don't hesitate to contact your financial aid officer or visit the Student Financial Services website:

Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid website

Useful Links

Contact Us

Office of the Dean for Student Life
Susan Antonelli, Assistant Dean for Student Life

Valerie Filiberto, Assistant to the Dean for Student Life

Office of Residence Life Front Desk
Phone: 617-521-1096

Office of Student Leadership & Activities/Orientation
Phone: 617-521-2423

Support Simmons

To keep tuition costs as low as possible, Simmons subsidizes almost a quarter of a student's education through donations to The Simmons Fund. The Simmons Fund relies on gifts from alumnae/i and friends like you.

Volunteering is another wonderful way to give to the Simmons community. You can participate on parent panels for prospective student events, where you answer questions and talk about your sudent's and your own experience with Simmons (contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission), or if you would like to learn about the many other ways you can volunteer, please contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations & Annual Giving, 800-831-4284 or