Student Life

You’ll study and live in our small college environment while enjoying all the resources of a major academic hub. You’ll also have easy access to internship possibilities throughout the city (and beyond)!

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Our residential campus in the heart of Boston

At Simmons, you’ll join 300,000 college students who call Boston home. Our tree lined campus is close to public transportation and a quick walk to Fenway Park, museums, theaters, restaurants, concert venues, and shopping districts, including lively Newbury Street. In your first semester, you’ll take a Boston Course that helps you engage with the city through an area of interest like art, politics, food, or news. 

We have over 70 different clubs and organizations you can join to meet people with similar interests. Simmons is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a consortium of five neighboring schools. Being a member means our students have access to student organizations, study abroad opportunities, and social events like ski trips, carnivals, and block parties. 

Contact Information

Curious about life at Simmons University? We're happy to answer any questions you have!

  • 300 The Fenway
    Boston, MA

  • (617) 521-2124
  • (617) 521-3049
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Around Campus

Our academic and residential campus are located in Boston's vibrant Fenway neighborhood.

Our Campus
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Housing & Dining

From our nine residence halls to our athletic facilities to our variety of dining halls and cafes, you'll feel right at home.

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Clubs and Organizations

Simmons students are serious about keeping active and getting involved. With our wide variety of student groups on campus, there's something for everyone.

Get Involved
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Undergraduate Online Program for Adult Learners

Discover an empowering, fully online undergraduate experience for adult learners and transfer students where you can connect to the energy and activity of our campus community, no matter where you are.

Online Student Experience
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Student Support & Resources

You'll find everything you need on campus — from medical resources to keep you healthy to technical support to keep your computer running.

Student support & resources

Your Simmons

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Why Simmons

Can’t decide between a small, close-knit college or a bustling, big-city university? Good news — at Simmons, you can have both!

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Meet Saloni

Our Woman on Campus, Saloni Kumar ‘23 takes us around Simmons University giving a closer view of the undergraduate culture of Simmons!

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Athletics and fitness

We offer a wide variety of health and fitness programming to ensure that our students are healthy and happy.

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Orientation

Orientation will help you begin your Simmons journey by guiding you through all the academic and student life opportunities you'll encounter during your time here. 

Accessibility Services

Students who are interested in receiving accommodations at the University level must self-disclose and register with the Accessibility Services Office.

Student Code of Conduct

Simmons University is a community founded on the values of respect, integrity, inclusion, honesty, and trust. All students should familiarize themselves with the Student Code of Conduct, which serves as our guide to expectations of behaviors by our students and student organizations. 

Campus & Community

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The Passionate Leaders Project supports undergraduate students seeking to enrich their academic and professional interests by funding learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.

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In 2016, Research & Instruction Librarian Stacy Collins ’16MS, ’16MA created the Anti-Oppression LibGuide to educate and support the Simmons community. Today, this guide is cited in books, articles, and online. We spoke with Collins about why this guide is considered an essential resource.

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The student research group, CyberBits, provides undergraduate students with cybersecurity research opportunities, industry experiences, and specific exposure to different agencies actively involved in global cybersecurity concerns.

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Dr. Gary Bailey, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice at the College of Social Science, Policy, and Practice, Professor of Practice of Social Work, and Director of the Urban Leadership Program, was named co-chair of the new President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Life at Simmons

70+

clubs & organizations

We have over 70 different clubs and organizations you can join to meet people with similar interests. Simmons is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a consortium of five neighboring schools.

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10 division III varsity sports

At Simmons, women athletes are the top — and only — priority in the varsity sports program. On the field or in the pool our Simmons Sharks are high achievers in athletics and in the classroom.

100%

of Simmons students complete internships, clinicals, fieldwork or research projects

With Boston as our backyard, our students have easy access to learning opportunities in the city (and beyond!)