Student Life

With a dynamic community of more than 4,000 students, Simmons University is always moving forward. Our commitment to the success of our students guides our vision and reflects our core values.

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At Simmons, you’ll work, discover, and evolve

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university that has established a model of higher education that only today are other colleges and universities beginning to adopt: the rigorous intellectual foundation of the liberal arts combined with education for leadership in high-demand professional fields.

To support our students in their success, we provide a state-of-the-art learning and living environment that integrates in-classroom learning with the social, emotional, and ethical development at the core of all higher education.

The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life —a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.

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The Student Experience at Simmons

Discover an empowering undergraduate and graduate student experience at Simmons University.

Student Resources

Commitment to Inclusivity

We are committed to embracing students from all backgrounds and all forms of human uniqueness.

Community Engagement

Simmons Community Engagement facilitates and promotes community-based learning.

Spiritual Identity Support

We work to facilitate spiritual development and meet the spiritual needs of students.

Campus Safety

The Public Safety Department provides police and security services to the Simmons University community.

Career Development

The Career Education Center helps students and alumnae/i develop the skills they need to make informed decisions about their careers. 

Accessibility Services

We are dedicated to the full participation of all students in our programs and activities.

Writing Support

The Writing Center fosters academic excellence by providing resources that meet the needs of our students

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center assists students in becoming independent and successful learners.

Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity

The Division of Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity is dedicated to empowering students to engage in transformative and meaningful experiences that foster community, career readiness, self-efficacy, and a sense of purpose.

Health Center

The Health Center is staffed by registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians, and a registered dietitian.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center staff is made up of licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists. 


Home of the Sharks, Simmons participates in 9 NCAA Division III intercollegiate varsity sports.

Additional Resources

We support students through investment in services, academic support, mentorship, and our campus.

The Simmons academic campus

The Simmons Campus

As the University changes to meet the evolving needs of our students, we are ensuring that our physical space also meets those needs.

Our Campus

The city of Boston

Experience Boston

While attending Simmons, you'll have Boston as your backyard, with access to museums, internship opportunities, and more!

Experience Boston

In the Heart of Boston

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Boston: The Best College Town

Our location in Boston offers endless internship, research, and career opportunities. Simmons draws on many of the city’s cultural, historical, economic, scientific, and educational resources to offer an unparalleled student experience.

Experience Boston


Clubs and Organizations

We have over 70 different on-campus clubs and organizations you can join to meet people with similar interests. Simmons is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a consortium of five neighboring schools where you can also join in.

Get involved


Complete Internships, Clinical Placements, Independent Research, or Field Work

With Boston as our backyard, our on-campus students have easy access to learning opportunities in the city (and beyond!)

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My Simmons

Already a student at Simmons University? Log onto our internal site and find resources designed just for you.

My Simmons

Campus & Community

MCB Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Boston

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Boston offers a variety of ways to celebrate, involving art, music, dance, food, and a shared remembrance of the history of slavery and freedom.

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Reunion 2024 for Jubilee Classes

A celebration for all Classes celebrating 50 years or more since graduation, the Reunion weekend featured campus tours, visits to the Gardner, a Red Sox game and a night at Boston Pops, in addition to on-campus programming with Simmons University staff and faculty.

Senator Elizabeth Warren participates in the 2017 Boston Pride Parade. Photograph by ElizabethForMA, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Creative Commons.

Explore Boston’s LGBTQ+ Events, Advocacy, and Support Networks

Throughout June, Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and commemorates the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, the presumed birthplace of queer activism in the United States. For Pride Month 2024, we are spotlighting local organizations dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ individuals. (Note: this is not an exhaustive list of available resources in the Boston area).

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Getting Ready for Orientation 2024

Orientation Leaders Katelyn Fox ’25 and Maggie Wettergren ’26 share the inside scoop on First Bite Orientation, June 13 and 14.

Dean Morocco with Student

In Memoriam: Dean Emerita Charlotte Mae Morocco (1941–2023)

Since 1996, the Office of Student Life has bestowed the Charlotte Mae Morocco Award upon an exceptional graduating senior. This particular honor recognizes an individual “who has shown a strong commitment through positive contributions to the Simmons community. The award recipient is successful in their academic and co-curricular efforts; is sensitive to the value of diversity within the Simmons community; and is self-confident, skillful, creative, and compassionate.” Psychology major Caitlin P. Curry ’24 is this year’s awardee.

A collage of book covers from Asian, Indigenous Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander authors

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024 with Inspiring Literature, History, and Film

We have curated a list of books (including novels, memoirs, poetry collections, non-fiction works, academic monographs, and youth literature) and films that recognize the significant cultural contributions of Asian, Indigenous Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander individuals and communities.

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Simmons University Celebrates the Class of 2024

On Friday, May 17, 2024, Simmons University celebrated the 119th Commencement Ceremonies at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway. These events honored the many accomplishments of the Class of 2024. Simmons awarded over 500 baccalaureate degrees and nearly 2,100 graduate degrees during these ceremonies.

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Honoring National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2024, offers a time to reflect with respect and gratitude on the work of nurses. In recognition of the week, here is a round-up of recent stories on the School of Nursing at Simmons.