Novel Coronavirus Information

Simmons University is closely following the latest news and updates related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We will continue to update this web page to keep our community informed of the University’s efforts related to this disease and to provide additional resources and guidance.

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Return to Simmons

Simmons University looks forward to a vibrant reopening of campus as we welcome back students, faculty and staff. We are excited about a transformational learning experience as we prepare for in-classroom learning, at-capacity residence halls, and participation in on-campus events and activities this fall.

Federal CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.

Simmons University has signed and returned, to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement related to the CARES Act and will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received to provide emergency financial aid grants to eligible students.

Details on the amount received, the number of eligible students as well as the methodology for determining which students received grants can be found in our latest 30 Day Fund Report.

30 Day Fund Reports

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting - Institutional Portion

The University has been awarded $1,111,221 from the Department for institutional support pursuant to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Formula Grants Authorized by Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds are being used by the University to help cover additional costs that have been incurred as a result of the significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. The below report represents a summary of those costs that have been incurred during the period from July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

The University was awarded $1,996,674 for Institutional support from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II), as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act).   

These funds are being used by the University to replace lost revenue for room and board services that were interrupted due to the coronavirus. The below report represents a summary of the University’s use of these funds during the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

The University was awarded an additional $2,709,949 for Institutional support from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III), as authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP).   

The below report represents a summary of the University’s use of these funds during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

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Contact Information

Student Health Center
617-521-1020

Center for Global Education
617-521-2206

Public Safety
617-521-1112 (non-emergencies)
617-521-1111 (emergencies)

Counseling Center
617-521-2455

Campus Preparedness