Logistics

We are thrilled to welcome you back to campus for a week of celebration and reconnection. Below you'll find the latest on event capacity, health and safety, housing, and parking.

Capacity

Currently, the maximum number of people who can participate in outdoor, on-campus events is 100, according to mandatory COVID-19 guidelines issued by the City of Boston. To allow as many students as possible the opportunity to participate in at least one day of events, your advance registration is crucial.

Students will be able to register for the following:

Undergraduate Students

  • One college celebration (students with double-majors will need to select one college)
  • Affinity group celebrations (multiple tickets allowed)
  • One day of senior celebration activities (Wednesday, May 26 or Thursday, May 27) 

Graduate Students

  • One college celebration (students with dual-degree will need to select one college)

In addition, events will be ticketed to ensure compliance with the City of Boston’s health and safety guidelines.


Health and Safety

  • Students participating in on-campus events will be required to take a COVID-19 test up to 72 hours prior to the event, regardless of vaccination status. Negative test results can be submitted to [email protected]
  • Students may contact the Simmons University Health Center at 617-521-1020 to be tested at one of our COVID-19 testing sites up to 72 hours before the event. Testing is free. 
  • Undergraduate students attending multiple events over the week (i.e., a celebration on Monday and Thursday) will be asked to test again on Wednesday, May 26, with the Simmons University Health Center.
  • Student should review additional COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines.

Undergraduate Housing

Undergraduate students who are planning to participate in on-campus events can submit a housing inquiry to Request Housing for the week of May 23. The Office of Residence Life will contact interested students with more information.

In order to ensure the safety of residents during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the structure of on-campus life, including senior week, has been changed in several key ways:

  • Residents will be required to wear masks at all times on campus, unless eating/drinking, brushing teeth/showering, or alone in their assigned room. In addition, no guests are permitted on campus, and residents are not allowed to visit other’s rooms or buildings. 
  • Students who receive housing for the week will check in on Sunday, May 23, between 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (no exceptions allowed).
  • The rate for housing is $25 per night.
  • Interested students should review the additional Housing Information

All students who choose to reside on campus should familiarize themselves with our Residential Community Standards and Simmons Code of Conduct. Any violations of the aforementioned policies will result in immediate removal from senior week housing. 


Family Events

  • Families must check-in at the tent with the program host. You will check-in with the program host, and sign the self-certification form. You must wash hands with hand sanitizer upon entering the tent.
  • No testing or COVID Negative results required for participation.

Parking

There is limited parking available in the parking garage at One Palace Road. If you anticipate needing parking, please select the “parking” add-on for each event registration. 

There will be signage around campus and in the Palace Road parking lot directing attendees to the event location. Parking is not allowed on the residence campus.