What We Do
During the year, our team provides safety awareness and emergency preparedness training for student, faculty, and staff orientations, self-defense programs, and security surveys. We can also provide specialized presentations, trainings, and workshops as requested.
We believe public safety is an inclusive community responsibility built upon our commitment to community policing and by working diligently to cultivate and maintain meaningful campus-wide partnerships. I ask for the support of every member of the Simmons community. Join us in keeping our campus a safe place to learn, work, live, and visit, and remember, if you see something, say something.
The Simmons University Public Safety team stands ready to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need assistance.
617-521-1111 or 911
The Simmons University community is generally a safe and secure area. We provide safety escorts in the event a student, faculty member, or staff member does not feel safe. Simmons Public Safety provides walking escorts to Simmons University Community Members to/from the Academic and Residence campus, during evening hours. To request a walking escort, please contact Public Safety at 617-521-1112.
Lost and Found
The Public Safety Administrative Office oversees the Simmons University Lost and Found Property. We are located in the Palace Road Building suite B-104.
Please have a form of identification when you come to retrieve found property.The Public Safety Department regulates lost and found inventory for the university. Items turned into Lost and Found Property are stored in our locked facility. All good-faith efforts will be taken to identify and contact the owner of found property.
Please note that found perishable items and soiled linens will not be accepted by the Simmons University Police Department. This includes items that are found that contain perishables. Items of this nature will be disposed of as trash for health reasons.
In order to prevent overload on the property management system, the Department will dispose of unclaimed property after a period of six months. Owner identified items shall be maintained in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth. Provisions may be made for persons that can't retrieve the property.
The Simmons University Police Department offers free fingerprinting to members of the Simmons community, by appointment only.
Persons needing fingerprints should contact the Simmons University Police Department to make an appointment at 617-521-1112 or send Public Safety an email.
Contact to hire details for events. Please provide at least fifteen or more business days' notice if you require a police detail.
Call 617-521-1112 or send Public Safety an email.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors. R.A.D. offers a free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates. For more information about R.A.D. please visit their website.
R.A.D. at Simmons: Courses are available to all female students, faculty, and staff. R.A.D. is easy to learn, easy to retain, and easy to employ during confrontational situations. The course consists of approximately 12 hours of awareness, prevention, risk-reduction strategies, and physical self-defense. All of this culminates in the final session where students participate in a realistic simulation exercise and are able to practice what they learned. To learn more about RAD, please send R.A.D. at Simmons an email.
Access to Campus
Open Access Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Card access only after 7:00 P.M.
7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Card access only after 5:00 P.M.
Card access only
You will need to use your Simmons ID to gain access to all of the Main Campus Buildings outside of open access hours. Visitors will need to be accompanied by a Simmons community member to access any buildings outside of the open access hours.
Faculty and Staff may request changes to access schedules and permissions by submitting the forms below. Students may contact their faculty or staff sponsor to submit a request on their behalf. When planning an event that requires special building access arrangements, please contact Public Safety at least 5 days before the change is needed, when possible. Public Safety will evaluate the request and inform the requestor of the status of his/ her request.
Request Building Schedule Change
* Faculty/Staff login required
Requesting access for a sponsored individual
To request building, residence hall, or room access for a sponsored individual. When requesting access, please contact Public Safety at least 5 days before access is needed, when possible. Please note that an individual cannot request changes to their own access — faculty or staff sponsors must complete and submit the form on behalf of the individual.
Request Access for Individual
* Faculty/Staff login required
The Beatley Library has different access hours. View the library's hours here.