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How can you tell if Simmons is the right school? Visit! You'll be able to meet faculty and students, learn more about Simmons programs, check out the campus and activities, and get admission and financial aid information. You'll also have an opportunity to take a guided campus tour. We hold admission events throughout the year for you and your family, or you can schedule a individual visit.

View upcoming Admission events

Check the Campus Tour schedule


Schedule an Individual Visit

If you can't make it to one of our admission events or you just want a more personalized look at Simmons, we can create a customized individual visit for you. Just let us know the dates you would like to visit (make sure to give us at least two weeks' notice) and we'll coordinate an unforgettable program for you.

Here are some of the activities that can be arranged for an individual visit:

The Campus Tour

Go on a tour of Simmons led by Simmons student ambassadors, who will answer your questions about everything from academic demands and social activities, to what it's like to attend a women's college or intern with a professional organization. Tours start at the admission office in the Main College Building and include the College Center, Trustman Art Gallery, Beatley Library, the residence halls, Bartol Dining Hall, and the Holmes Sports Center.

The College Interview

While Simmons doesn't require an interview for admission, we do encourage you to schedule one. It's the best way for you to get to know Simmons, and for us to get to know you.

Classroom and Faculty Visits

Academic life is taken seriously at Simmons. The best way to get a sense for it is to sit in on a class. See what it's like to study in a college where women are expected and encouraged to voice their opinions. Tell us what subjects interest you and we'll arrange for you to attend a class. If you wish, we'll also set up a personal meeting with a faculty member, so you can discuss your intended area of study and learn about programs at Simmons.

Financial Aid Interview

Financial aid is an important component in the college decision-making process for many prospective students. You can meet with one of our financial aid counselors to learn more about financial aid at Simmons. Let us know if you would like us to arrange a meeting with a Student Financial Services counselor during your visit or you can call them directly at 617-521-2001.

Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities

Want to row on the crew team? Sing with the Simmons Sirens? Participate in community service projects? We can arrange for you to meet with athletics coaches, program directors, and students who are involved in activities that interest you.

Overnight Stays

Have you been wondering what it's like to live in a residence hall? How you'll manage your new time schedule? If there's a social life at a women's college? An overnight stay will give you a chance to experience college life firsthand and get answers that only another student can give. Overnight visits are open to current seniors only.

Sign up for an individual visit


Self-Guided Tour

Want to explore on your own schedule? Download our self-guided walking tour as a PDF and take a look around!


Nearby Hotels

Note: Hotels fill up early, especially in the fall, so make reservations well in advance.

Hungry? Check out the nearby restaurants »

A list of hotels near Simmons, organized nearest to farthest from the main campus.
Distance Hotel
0.6 mi Best Western – The Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-731-4700
www.bestwestern.com
Mention that you are visiting Simmons College in the Colleges of the Fenway and receive a 20% discount
0.7 mi Howard Johnson Inn, Fenway
1271 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-267-8300
E-mail: www.hojoboston.com
Mention that you are visiting Simmons College and get a special $149 per night rate, subject to availability
0.8 mi Boston Hotel Buckminster & Suites
645 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-236-7050
www.bostonhotelbuckminster.com
0.9 mi Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
www.hotelcommonwealth.com
1.0 mi
Beacon Inn
1087 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02146
617-566-0088
1.1 mi The Beech Tree Inn
83 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446
www.thebeechtreeinn.com
1.2 mi Inn at St. Boltoph
99 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.innatstbotolph.com
Mention that you are visiting Simmons College and you can negotiate a discount, usually 10%
1.2 mi Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
www.colonnadehotel.com
1.2 mi Holiday Inn Boston Brookline
1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-277-1200
www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/brookline/bklma/hoteldetail
1.2 mi The Samuel Sewall Inn
143 St. Paul Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-713-0123
www.samuelsewallinn.com
1.2 mi Sheraton Hotel Boston
Prudential Center
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
www.sheraton.com
1.3 mi The Bertram Inn
92 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446
617-566-2234
www.bertraminn.com
1.3 mi The Eliot
370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-267-1607
www.eliothotel.com
1.5 mi enVision Hotel Boston
81 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
617-383-5229
www.envisionhotelboston.com
Mention that you are visiting Simmons College and receive a 10% discount, subject to availability. Guests should ask for the rate code LCOL when making a booking to receive the discount.
1.6 mi Hotel 140
140 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-585-5600
www.hotel140.com
1.6 mi Hyatt Regency Cambridge – Overlooking Boston
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.cambridge.hyatt.com
1.7 mi The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St. James Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.fairmont.com/copleyplaza
1.8 mi Courtyard by Mariott
40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
www.brooklinecourtyard.com
1.8 mi Hampton Inn & Suites
811 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
www.bostonhamptoninn.com
1.8 mi Radisson Hotel Cambridge- on the Charles River
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.radisson.com/cambridge
2.0 mi The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
64 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.bostonparkplaza.com
2.1 mi Four Season Hotel Boston
200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.fourseasons.com
2.2 mi The Ritz-Carlton-Boston
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02117
617-536-5700
www.ritzcarlton.com
2.3 mi Doubletree Hotel – Downtown Boston
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-956-7900
www.doubletree.com
2.5 mi Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
617-912-1234
www.bostonfinancial.hyatt.com
2.6 mi Beacon Inn
1750 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02146
617-566-0088
3.0 mi Best Western University Hotel
1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135
617-566-6260
www.bestwestern.com/universityhotelbostonbrighton
College discount includes guest parking and continental breakfast.
3.1 mi The Langham Boston
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-451-1900
boston.langhamhotels.com
3.5 mi Friend Street Hostel
234 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-934-2413
www.friendstreethostel.com
4 mi Millennium Bostonian Hotel at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
617-523-3600
www.millenniumhotels.com
4 mi Wyndham Boston Hotel
89 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-556-0006
www.wyndham.com
6 mi Hyatt Harborside at Boston's Logan
International Airport
101 Harborside Airport
617-568-1234
www.harborside.hyatt.com
6.3 mi Crowne Plaza Boston Newton
320 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458
866-257-7857
www.crowneplaza.com/bostonnewton
Request the Simmons College rate - $159