On-campus housing for undergraduate and graduate commuter students is available for students who wish to stay overnight for academic, social, or emergency purposes. A multiple occupancy commuter room is offered on a limited and space-available basis at a cost of $25 per night. The quad style room is arranged to be able to house up to four students at a time. Students may take advantage of this space for no more than two consecutive nights and for no more than three nights per week. Exceptions may be made during exam periods or during special weekends. The commuter room is for female students only.
Room reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made through the Office of Residence Life via online form (found here). Advanced reservations are recommended, but not mandatory. If you do make a reservation for the commuter room and need to cancel it, you must do so 24 hours in advance of your stay or you will still be charged. Key pick-up should happen between 8:30am-7:00pm Monday-Friday at the Residence Life office, on the 2nd floor of the Health Center, unless arranged with our office ahead of time. We prefer payment through charging your student account; however, our office also accepts checks as payment. If you choose to pay by check, it must be brought with you upon check-in to the commuter room. Checks should be made out to Simmons College.
How do I reserve space in the commuter room?
If you are interested in staying in the commuter room, please fill out the Commuter Room Reservation Form. Be sure to read the Commuter Room Agreement. Please note that your reservation is not confirmed until you receive word back from our office. If you do not hear back within two business days, please be in touch with our office.
How is the commuter room furnished?
The Mesick Hall commuter room is furnished with a bed for each student, 1 dresser, 1 closet, and 1 desk. Students must provide their own bedding during their stay. A bathroom, vending machines, kitchen, and laundry facilities are available in the same residence hall in which the room is located for the convenience of the commuter students.
What should students bring?
Students should bring everything that they require for an overnight stay including alarm clocks, toothbrush/toothpaste, pillows, towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner, and sheets for a standard twin bed.
What if I am staying on campus several times throughout the semester, is there somewhere to store my bedding?
While we do not allow students to leave items in the room between their stays, you can check out a locker from the Holmes Sports Center to store your items.
What if it is my first time staying in the commuter room?
You will need to fill out a commuter housing application. By doing so, you agree to abide by all policies in the student handbook.
If I am currently a commuter and want to move back on campus, what do I need to do?
All current commuters should fill out a housing application and send in a $250 housing deposit. Commuter students are not guaranteed housing. We will try our best to accommodate commuter students once we have completed the resident student housing selections. Commuter students interested in submitting their housing deposit online via credit card should be in touch with our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.