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Located in Boston's vibrant Fenway neighborhood, Simmons offers a welcoming community infused with urban benefits. Our beautiful, historic campus is literally surrounded by music and fine arts, medical care and research, and the resounding cheers of Red Sox fans at legendary Fenway Park. We share the neighborhood with more than a dozen other colleges and universities, as well as Boston's renowned teaching hospitals and research centers, restaurants, performance venues, libraries, and museums.
At Simmons, you'll find countless opportunities to get involved, express yourself, make a difference, and meet people. Here are some ways to get started:
Imagine spending a morning at the Museum of Fine Arts, eating lunch at a sidewalk cafe, taking in performances of live bands at the Central Square Music Festival, or spending an evening with friends at the theater or a comedy club — all within walking distance or a short T-ride from Simmons. That's what life is like at Simmons, located right in the heart of Boston.
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, our state-of-the-art sports center, the campus health center, and the student-run Quadside Cafe are located here. Dances, parties, and performances are held in Alumnae Hall.
Simmons has more than 50 student organizations and academic liaisons, plus plenty of intramural and just-for-fun activities to add zest to life outside the classroom. Prepare to balance the rigors of academic study with an active social life. You'll be invited to take part in student government, sports, cultural organizations, and a multitude of activities — including fitness programs, volunteer projects, and campus traditions.
Simmons has no sororities, but a number of new and old campus traditions provide an outlet for fun and help forge the bonds of Simmons sisterhood. Although our campus is sometimes likened to "one big sorority," there is NO hazing. The Simmons community is friendly and open-minded. It won't take long for you to make friends and feel at home.
At Simmons, women athletes are the top — and only — priority in the varsity sports program. Unlike coeducational institutions where women's teams often take a back seat to the men's programs, Simmons gives its "Sharks" the best practice times, outstanding equipment and facilities, funding, and the undivided support of nearly 1,900 students who cheer on the athletes and encourage them to succeed in a spirited environment.
Even non-athletes can participate in being athletic! Our state-of-the-art Holmes Sports and Fitness center houses a wide variety of training equipment, hardwood courts, an indoor running area, swimming pool, tennis courts, and much more. Regular classes — including Hip Hop Dance, Yoga, Core Training, and Spinning to name just a few — are offered throughout the year and are open to all students.