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. 

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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

Common Grounds

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 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. 

The Simmons Academic Ampus

Accessibility Services

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

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Student Handbook

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

Campus & Community

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Simmons Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Dix Scholars Program

This year marks the 60th anniversary of adult education at Simmons. Renamed Dix Scholars in 1993, this program enables adult undergraduates to pursue their educational and professional goals at any point in their lives. We spoke with Simmons’ staff and Dix alumnae/i about the uniqueness of this program and the students that animate it.

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Trans & Non-Binary Living-Learning Communities at Simmons Offer Residential Support and Allyship on Campus

The Trans & Non-Binary Living-Learning Communities (LLC) are for students who identify anywhere within the transgender and non-binary spectrum, as well as active allies. We spoke to students, staff, and Resident Advisors about how the LLC supports trans undergraduate students on campus.

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Leading With Compassion and Empathy

In a letter to the community, President Lynn Perry Wooten reminds us of our responsibility to unequivocally condemn hate and violence, to ensure our community feels safe and respected, and to use our learning and leadership to build new pathways that further understanding.

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Founder’s Day Award-Winning Essay by Sonia Vader ’27

Simmons undergraduates are invited to participate in an essay contest each year on Founder's Day. This year, contestants wrote about how their experience at Simmons realizes John Simmons' vision for educating what President Lynn Perry Wooten calls "everyday leaders" for their life's work. This year's winner was neuroscience major Sonia Vader '27.

The Cupola

Supporting Our Community During the Crisis in Israel and Gaza

In a letter to the community, President Lynn Perry Wooten expresses care and concern for those impacted by the ongoing tragedy.

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Welcoming the Simmons Community Back to Campus

On Wednesday, September 6, the Simmons community gathered on the academic campus for words of welcome from President Lynn Wooten. Watch the video.

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Meet Your Orientation Leaders: Shayla Melanson ’24 and Maggie Wettergren ’26

This year’s Orientation Captains and Leaders exude a palpable enthusiasm as they help their fellow students transition into on-campus life. Two of the Leaders, Shayla Melanson and Margaret (“Maggie”) Wettergren, spoke with us about their role at orientation and their love for Simmons.

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Meet the Class of 2027

We are delighted to welcome new Sharks to the Simmons community!

Life at Simmons


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.

Get involved

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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.

The Simmons Sharks


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