Simmons undergraduate students are eligible to cross-register at Colleges of the Fenway (COF) schools, and many Simmons courses are open to registration for students from other COF schools.

Application submission for Spring 2022 courses will be open on November 29, 2021.

Colleges of the Fenway is a collaboration of five neighboring colleges in the Fenway area:

Some COF courses have prerequisites that must be fulfilled before a student is eligible to register for that course. These prerequisites will be noted on the COF website.

Instructions for Simmons students

Search the COF Online Course Directory and choose the courses you would like to take. Students are allowed to take two courses at other COF institutions per semester after their first semester at Simmons. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the Simmons University Office of the Registrar. Ensure you have taken equivalencies of the pre-requisites needed for the course you want to register for, as defined by the host institution.

Submit an application on the Colleges of the Fenway Cross-Registration site.

  • If you are requesting that the course fulfill a major or minor requirement, please obtain consent from the program director/department chair. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the COF course fulfills the requirement; approval from the department should be emailed to [email protected].
  • If you intend for the COF course to fulfill a key content area, please make a note of that on your application. Mode/KCA equivalents must be approved by the Simmons Office of the Registrar.

Your application will then be reviewed by both Simmons and the host institution, and you will receive confirmation of your registration via email. The course will appear on your schedule on Workday as "CR 101" or "CR 102" if you are taking two courses.

When grades at the COF school are calculated, they will be sent to the Simmons Registrar's Office and added to your student record promptly.

Instructions for COF Students

Search the Online Course Directory and choose the Simmons University course(s) you would like to take. You may take up to two cross-registered courses per term. Only courses listed on the COF course directory are open to cross-registration.

Submit an application on the Colleges of the Fenway Cross-Registration site, which will be reviewed by both your home institution and Simmons. You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.

Shortly after you have been registered, you may activate your Simmons account using the instructions below to access your Simmons email address, online learning account, and Workday to view your schedule, classroom location, and required books. Please contact the Registrar's Office at [email protected] to obtain your student ID#, which you will need to set up your account. Instructions for setting up your Simmons account are also available in the Student Success Memo.

Once Simmons grades have been posted, the Simmons University Office of the Registrar will send the grades to your home institution's Office of the Registrar.

Account Setup for First Time Users

  1. After receiving confirmation of your registration, please contact [email protected] to obtain your student ID# and set up your account.
  2. Be sure to click "next" after entering your personal information in order to set up a password.
  3. If you have difficulty setting up your account, please contact Technology at 617-521-2222 or via email.

Simmons Workday Student

In order to access your class schedule, please log into and follow the instructions on this guide. You can reach out to [email protected] if you experience any difficulty.


Workday: Used to view books needed for the semester; class schedules; contact information for professors; final grades; time and classroom where your class is held; and unofficial transcripts.

Email: Every COF student is assigned a Simmons Email account, which the University and professors will use to contact the student. It can be accessed through gmail. Be sure to check your Simmons email frequently for any communications sent to you by your professor or by the institution. Instructions for setting up email forwarding are also available.

2U Essentials Learning Management System: New COF students will receive an automated email to their Simmons gmail account from 2U with instructions for access and setup. The link to 2U is This email may go to your Spam folder, so please check there if you do not receive it within 72 hours of receiving confirmation of your COF registration. A guide to navigating our online campus can be found here.

Simmons Student ID and Library Services: Student IDs can be obtained in the Campus Card Office free of charge. Please bring a photo ID other than your home institution ID and your Simmons Student ID number, otherwise they will not be able to issue you your Simmons ID. With your Simmons ID, you can do the following:

  • Access the Academic Campus after business hours;
  • Access electronic course reserves;
  • Access your Library account online and renew items and place holds;
  • Access the Library building during finals period;
  • Borrow laptops from the Technology Desk; and
  • Request interlibrary loans

Course Offerings

Current course offerings at all COF institutions can be viewed here. Please note that some courses have prerequisites that must be fulfilled before a student is eligible to register for that course. These prerequisites will be noted on the COF website.

Note: Students follow the Academic Calendar of the host institution for all cross-registered courses.

Questions about courses should be directed to the Registrar's Office of the host institution:

Emmanuel College
Administration Building, Room 340
Phone: 617-735-9960
[email protected]

Mass College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave, Tower Building, 8th Floor
Phone: 617-879-7272
[email protected]

Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
179 Longwood Ave
Phone: 617-732-2855
[email protected]

Simmons University
300 The Fenway, Main College Building, Room A-200
Phone: 617-521-2111
[email protected]

Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Ave, Williston Hall
Phone: 617-989-4020
[email protected]