Athletics and Fitness

We know that our students thrive when they're healthy and active, which is why we offer a wide variety of health and fitness programming.

Students rowing crew on the Charles River

Ready to get moving?

Athletic activity at Simmons centers around the Holmes Sports Center, located right on our residence campus. Whether you’re stretching it out in a yoga class or educating our community on health and wellness best practices, there are endless opportunities for students to get involved.

As members of the Colleges of the Fenway, a consortium of five neighboring schools, we have access to even more health and wellness student organizations – and intramural sports from tennis to rugby. 

We’re also home to the Simmons Sharks, members of the Great Northeastern Athletic Conference (GNAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). Many of our Sharks train at Daly Field, our environmentally sustainable athletic complex which features NCAA standard-sized tennis courts, softball diamond, field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse fields. 

Student athletes on the field

Simmons Athletics

Ten NCAA Division III varsity intercollegiate teams form the core of the Simmons University athletics program.

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Student playing lacrosse at Daly Field

Athletics Facilities

Our environmentally sustainable athletic complex, Daly Field, features NCAA standard-sized tennis courts, softball diamond, field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse fields. The Holmes Sports Center houses our training equipment on our residential campus.

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Health, Wellness and Recreation

Our health and wellness programming is designed to promote the well-being of Simmons students in support of their academic success.

Athletics at Simmons

Simmons Swimming and Diving Team at NEISDA championship

The Sharks placed first in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship. The Simmons Swimming & Diving team celebrated their first-ever win at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship on Sunday, February 18 at...

Headshot of Cristina Samaniego

As a child, Cristina was captivated by her grandfather's stories of helping others. At Simmons, she's proud to follow in his footsteps. On pursuing nursing When I was younger, my grandfather would captivate me with his stories about volunteering at...

Daly Field

With the ribbon officially cut — Daly Field is now open! This weekend, after five years of planning and construction, we celebrated the grand opening of Daly Field — the new home of the Simmons field hockey, lacrosse,...

Community Services

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Health services

We maintain and enhance the health of the Simmons student body through comprehensive and accessible primary health care. 

On-campus nutritionist

Simmons students are eligible for free nutrition counseling & education provided by Registered Dietitian, Amy Cantor. Appointments can be made over the phone at (617) 521-1020 or in person at the Health Center on the residence campus.

Students at an event on the residential quad

Colleges of the Fenway

As members of the Colleges of the Fenway, a consortium of five neighboring schools, we have access to even more health and wellness student organizations – and intramural sports from tennis to rugby. 

Counseling services

Our counselors are committed to helping you accomplish your goals and supporting you throughout the counseling process. 

Accessibility services

Simmons University is committed to the full participation of all students in its programs and activities.

Violence prevention & education

Our violence prevention and educational outreach program works to educate and spread awareness around forms of gender-based violence.