Life in the heart of Boston is energetic and bustling, but on the Simmons Campus you'll find friendly faces, a welcoming atmosphere, and lots to do. From our nine residence halls to our state-of-the-art athletic facilities to our variety of dining halls and cafes, you'll feel right at home, whether you live on campus or not.

Dorm Life

On Campus Housing for Undergraduates 

A short walk from the main campus, Simmons's gated residence campus offers a private refuge in the heart of the city. Nine brick residence halls enclose a grassy quad where students relax or study on sunny days. Bartol Dining Hall, Holmes Sports Center, and the campus health center are located here.

Simmons's residence halls offer special-interest housing, including a foodie floor, sports pride floor, arts floor, and wellness areas that emphasize holistic health. Handicapped accessible rooms are available, as well as rooms for visitors and commuter students needing the occasional overnight stay. All first-year students are guaranteed housing.

All students should familiarize themselves with the Residence Halls Policies and Procedures as found in the Student Handbook.

Fast facts:

  • Most rooms are doubles, some quadruples, singles, and triples
  • Free Campus-wide Wifi and high-speed internet access is available in each room
  • Access to Xfinity online streaming
  • The Simmons phone system offers local service, voice mail, and reduced long-distance rates
  • Additional amenities include laundry facilities, student kitchens, lounges with TVs, pianos, study rooms, a multi-faith prayer room, and a computer lab.

Learn more

If you are planning to live off-campus, check out the off-campus housing website for apartment listings, tips, and information.

Break Housing

Thanksgiving Break: November 21 at noon - November 25, 2018 at 8:00am

Staying in your hall during this break is free of charge for all students. You must fill out the Thanksgiving Break Housing form by November 19, 2018 in order to be approved for staying on-campus over the break.

Winter Break: December 21, 2018 at noon - January 20, 2019 at 8:00am

Between December 21st and January 20th limited housing is available for International students at no charge. A few special accommodations are made for undergraduate domestic students.

From January 3rd to January 20th, winter break housing is available to all students for $30 a night. If you are returning to Boston during this time period for work or an internship, the charge is $50 for the two week period. Students returning to campus for classes are able to do so free of charge. If you wish to stay on campus during this break you must fill out the Winter Break Housing form for approval by December 3, 2018. Notification of approval status will be sent by the second week of December. Any student who applies for Winter break housing after the deadline is subject to a $30 late charge.

Spring Break: March 2, 2019 at noon - March 10, 2019 at 8:00am

Residence Halls will close Saturday, March 2nd at 12:00pm and remain closed until Sunday, March 10th at 8:00am. Staying in your hall during this break is free of charge for all students. You must fill out the Spring Break form in order to be approved for staying through this break. Please complete the Spring Break form by Thursday, February 28th at 11:59pm.

Summer Break: May 13, 2019 at 3:00pm - Fall Opening

Summer housing is available on a per week basis and begins on the last day of residence and continues until residences halls open in the fall. For more information about summer housing please visit the summer housing page.

Withdrawal from Housing

Withdrawal 2019-2020

If you are interested in living off campus or will be graduating, studying abroad, or taking a leave of absence you must complete the withdrawal form. If you withdraw from housing prior to the advertised deadlines, your housing deposit refund will be mailed to the address you have on file with AARC 6-8 weeks after the end of the semester. Please make sure your address is up to date. If you withdraw after the deadline, your housing deposit will be forfeited. Fill out the 2019-2020 withdrawal form here.

Students going on Study Abroad, Domestic Exchange, or Transferring

You must fill out the 2019-2020 housing withdrawal request form to inform the Office of Residence Life of your intentions. If you will not be notified of your acceptance into a program or school until after the deadline, please still fill out the form and select "pending" as the reason for withdrawal. If you are accepted to your program, a copy of your dated acceptance letter must be given to the Office of Residence Life. This form is required in order to receive a refund or place your deposit on hold.

Taking a Leave of Absence, Withdrawing, or Graduating from Simmons

You must fill out the 2019-2020 housing withdrawal request form  to inform the Office of Residence Life of your intentions. Only then will you have your housing deposit placed on hold or be eligible to receive a refund on the deposit. If you are graduating in December, you must also fill out the withdrawal form by the deadline in order to receive a refund on your $250 deposit.

Spring 2019 Withdrawal

If you decide you'd like to withdrawal for Spring 2019, you must fill out the 2018-2019 housing withdrawal request form by Friday, November 9, 2018 to inform the Office of Residence Life of your intentions. If your reason for withdrawal is different than studying abroad, transferring, taking a leave of absence, or graduating, please include a description of what has changed between the fall semester and spring semester that is causing you to request to withdraw from housing. Your request does not automatically guarantee removal from the University Housing License Agreement; your request will be reviewed by the Simmons University withdrawal committee and a response will be sent to you via email.

As stated in the University Housing License Agreement, the $250 residence hall deposit – minus any deductions for lockouts, lock recores, or damage to your room – will be refunded if and only if you request withdrawal by the deadline. Please note that it takes 6-8 weeks after the end of semester to process your housing deposit refund. If you withdraw after the above deadline, please be aware that late fees will accrue incrementally the later you submit your request. 

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 617-521-1096 or via email at reslife@simmons.edu.