Graduate and Dix Scholar Housing

Housing Options for Graduate Students and Dix Scholars

Graduate Assistant Live-In Position

We do not yet know the number of open GA live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position for the 2018-2019 academic year.  We will post the position on WorkDay once a determination has been made mid-April.

General Information:

Simmons College graduate students and Dix Scholars are eligible.  This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for a full time Residence Life Coordinator staff member.  GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing around 350 students and between 8-12 RAs.

Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life.  GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week.  Compensation includes $15 an hour (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on-campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,000.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.  A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered college experience.  Enrollment in a graduate program at Simmons College or enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar.  Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position.  GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their graduate program.  Students must be in good standing with the college.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.


For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online job description. The priority application deadline is typically due in May/June.

Graduate and Dix Housing Availability

Is there space available on the residence campus for graduate students and Dix Scholars?

Spaces available vary each academic year. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Office of Residence Life at to express interest.

What are the benefits of on campus living?

Students who live on campus love the short commute to campus, easy access to the gym, computer labs, and other campus resources. A dining plan is also a fantastic benefit for students who don’t wish to spend lots of time on meal preparation. However, if you love cooking, you are also welcome to use one of our many community kitchens. Wifi and Xfinity On Demand streaming are provided for all on campus residents.

What types of spaces will be available?

The single spaces available on the residence campus will be dependent upon where we receive our resident withdrawals. This means that we could have graduate students in any one of our 9 residence hall spaces. Graduate students will not be consolidated to one floor or one building. All residence hall spaces will be single rooms off of a shared corridor with a shared bathroom. All student rooms will have a bed, dresser, desk, shelf, and drawers. Some graduate students may be offered double rooms as singles, however, please note, due to storage limitations we will be unable to remove extra furniture from the space.

How long can I stay on campus?

Graduate and Dix Scholar housing is offered as spaces become available, therefore students will sign a contract for one full academic year (if arriving in the Fall).


Contact the Office of Residence Life at 617-521-1096 or