Housing

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.

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.

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 Infinity 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 section for apartment listings, tips, and information.

Break Housing
Thanksgiving Break: November 22 - November 25, 2017

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 20th, 2017 in order to be approved for staying through this break.  

Please note: Residents of 1023 Beacon, if approved to stay on campus during the break, will be relocated to a temporary space on the Residential campus.

Winter Break: December 20, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Between December 20th and January 13th limited housing is available for International students at no charge and few special accommodations are made for undergrad, domestic students.

From January 3rd to January 13th, winter break housing is available to all students for $25 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 1st, 2017. Notification of approval status will be sent by the first week in December. Any student who applies for Winter break housing after the deadline is subject to a $30 late charge. 

Please note: Residents of 1023 Beacon, if approved to stay on campus during the break, will be relocated to a temporary space on the Residential campus.

Spring Break: March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018

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.

Summer Break: May 13, 2018 - Fall Opening

Summer housing is available on a per week bases 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 2017-2018

If you are interested in living off campus or will be graduating, studying abroad or taking a leave of absence you must complete the withdraw 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. The deadline to withdraw from Spring 2018 housing for returning students is November 10th at 11:59PM. Fill out the 2017-2018 withdrawal form.

First-year students looking to commute from home
Those seeking exemption for the full year must fill out the housing exemption request form located on our website to request an exemption from the first-year residency requirement.

Students looking to withdraw from housing for spring only must complete the housing withdrawal request form . 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. After receiving your request, you must schedule a meeting with a member of the Withdrawal Committee. Our office will contact you to coordinate this meeting.

Students going on Study Abroad, Domestic Exchange, or Transferring
You must fill out the 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; if you are accepted, 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 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 to be eligible to receive a refund on the deposit when you return to Simmons. 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.

Other Reasons for Withdrawal
You must fill out the housing withdrawal request form to inform the Office of Residence Life of your intentions. 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 College Housing License Agreement; your request will be reviewed by the Simmons College withdrawal committee and a response will be sent to you via email.

As stated in the College 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 have any questions, please contact us by phone at 617-521-1096 or via email at reslife@simmons.edu.