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 80 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.

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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.

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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 Maralee

Our Woman on Campus, Maralee Mitchell ‘20 takes us around Simmons University giving a closer view of the undergraduate culture of Simmons!

The Simmons academic campus

Visit us

Deciding where to go to college is probably one of the more important decisions you'll ever make. The best way to tell if Simmons is right for you is to spend some time there, meet other students, attend a class, and walk through the campus.

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Apply to Simmons

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! 

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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. 

The residential campus in the fall

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 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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Eva Lynch '21, President of Simmons University's Girls Who Code Chapter, encourages computer science and math students to join Girls Who Code.

The Sustainability Club members during their retreat.

Grants from the Alumnae/i Association Executive Board fund new experiences for Simmons students. Creating a Climate Camp and getting students into the gym for Club Gymnastics are just two of the ways grants from the Alumnae/i Association are supporting new...

Life at Simmons

80+

clubs & organizations

We have over 80 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.

94%

of first-year students live on campus

Life in the heart of Boston is energetic and bustling, but on the Simmons Campus you'll find friendly faces, a welcoming atmosphere, and lots to do.