Move-In

We can't wait to welcome you to Simmons!

If you have any questions leading up to move-in day, feel free to send us an email.

Move-In Dates

August 23: International Students

August 24: First-Year Students

August 25: Sophomores/Transfer Students

August 29-31: Juniors/Seniors

Move-In Times

First-year students: August 24

Mesick Hall9:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
11:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
Morse Hall9:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
11:00 a.m. - 2nd Floor
12:00 p.m. - 1st Floor
Simmons Hall
Brookline Avenue Wing (rooms ending in 00-15)
12:00 p.m. - 3rd Floor
1:00 p.m. - 2nd Floor
Simmons Hall
Pilgrim Road Wing (rooms ending in 21-38)
9:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
11:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
1:00 p.m. - 1st and 2nd Floors
South Hall10:00 a.m. - 4th and 5th Floors
11:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
12:00 p.m. - 1st Floor

Sophomores & Transfer students: August 25

Arnold Hall9:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
12:00 p.m. - 1st and 2nd Floors
Dix Hall9:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
10:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
11:00 a.m. - 2nd Floor
12:00 p.m. - 1st Floor
Evans Hall9:00 a.m. - All room
Mesick Hall9:00 a.m. - 3rd and 4th Floors
11:00 a.m. - 1st and 2nd Floors
North Hall9:00 a.m. - 1st and 5th Floors
10:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
12:00 p.m. - 3rd Floor
1:00 p.m. - 2nd Floor
Simmons Hall
Brookline Avenue Wing
1:00 p.m. - 4th Floor
South Hall9:00 a.m. - 1st and 5th Floors
10:00 a.m. - 4th Floor
11:00 a.m. - 3rd Floor
12:00 p.m. - 2nd Floor

Junior/Senior residents: August 29 - 31

Juniors and Seniors must sign up for a move-in time slot between August 29 - August 31. Move-in sign up forms must be submitted by Monday, August 23.

Setting Up CoVerified

CoVerified is the platform that Simmons uses to track and schedule COVID testing on campus. You will need to set up your account in order to schedule your regular testing during the semester. Please follow the instructions outlined in this document to activate your account.

COVID Vaccination Reminder

Remember that your housing assignment is contingent upon successful submission of one of the following:

Housing contracts will be cancelled for any resident not in compliance with one of the above criteria upon arrival.

For questions regarding immunization requirements, please contact the Health Center at 617-521-1020 or [email protected].

Pre-Arrival COVID Testing

With the rise of COVID Delta variant cases in the nation, we are strongly recommending that students complete a rapid antigen COVID or PCR-based test within three (3) days of their scheduled move-in day. Students who receive a negative test result are ready to come to campus, and will participate in the testing protocol upon arrival. Students who receive a positive test result would need to stay home to isolate until cleared by the Simmons Health Center.

Move-In Day Reminders

Please remember the following requirements to ensure your safety and others':

  • Each resident may only have two (2) individuals assisting them during the move-in process
  • Due to parking limitations, each resident may only have one (1) vehicle to unload for move in
  • All individuals must wear a mask indoors at all times; unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor spaces as well

Unloading and Parking on Residence Campus

First Year and Sophomore/Transfer Move-In Days (August 24 & 25)

  • When you arrive on the Residence Campus at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road, you will be directed by a Public Safety officer to an unloading zone.
    • Please reference this campus map to learn more about the Residence Campus layout.
  • Pull your vehicle up to the unloading zone. You will be greeted by one of our Street Team volunteers. They will help you obtain a cart for your belongings if one is available. Carts are first-come, first-served. Unloading your belongings into a cart should take no more than 5 minutes.
    • Once you are finished unloading, you will be directed to move your vehicle to either the MASCO Parking Garage (located behind the Residence Campus) or the Simmons University Parking Garage (located on the Academic Campus) based on the current parking capacity at the time.
  • Street Team volunteers will help you bring your items to a supervised drop zone near your residence hall entrance.
  • Proceed to the Orientation table to check in before continuing on to Alumnae Hall for your COVID test.

Junior/Senior Move-In Days (August 29-31)

  • Juniors and Seniors will move in on the date and time they selected via the Junior/Senior Resident Move-In Sign Up form.
  • When you arrive on the Residence Campus, drive up to the Smith parking lot entrance. You will be directed by a university staff member to use Smith lot, Bartol lot or an open parking space on Pilgrim Road.
  • Pull your vehicle into the specified unloading zone. Unloading your belongings into a cart should take no more than 5 minutes. Once you are finished, move your belongings to the supervised drop zone.
    • Juniors and Seniors will move in on the date and time they selected via the Junior/Senior Resident Move-In Sign Up In the lot, there will be a cart check-out table and a drop zone for belongings. Carts are first-come, first-served.
  • Next, get a blue parking pass from the cart check-out table and relocate your vehicle to the Simmons Parking Garage on Avenue Louis Pasteur.
  • Then walk back to campus and proceed to Alumnae Hall for your COVID Arrival Test.

First Year, Sophomore, and Transfer Orientation Check In (August 24 & 25)

First Year, Sophomore, and Transfer residents will proceed to the lawn in front of Bartol Hall to check in for Orientation immediately prior to going to Alumnae Hall for COVID Arrival Testing. At the Orientation table, students will receive a copy of their Orientation schedule, but you can also find your schedule outlined in the links below:

If you have questions about Orientation, please reach out to [email protected].

COVID Arrival Testing

All residential students will be tested upon arrival. After unloading, you will go to Alumnae Hall (located on the Residence Campus) where PCR-based testing will be facilitated by our Health Center team. This is how and where you will be tested weekly throughout the year. Students who have a positive arrival test result will be contacted by the Health Center about the diagnosis and will receive instructions from Student Affairs about isolation expectations.

Isolation beds are limited. Students who test positive for COVID and live within 200 miles of campus will be expected to isolate at home. If a student is unable to isolate at home, due to housing insecurity or because they live more than 200 miles from campus, they will be housed in an isolation space on the residential campus. They will be expected to remain in isolation until they have been cleared by the Health Center as meeting the following criteria:

  • At least 10 days since the onset of symptoms
  • At least 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications
  • Improvement of all other symptoms

Residence Hall Check In

After you complete your arrival test, you'll continue to the Residence Life check-in area at the back of Alumnae Hall. There, you will receive your:

Moving Items into Your Room

First Year and Sophomore/Transfer Move-In Days (August 24 & 25)

You will return to the drop zone where your belongings will be waiting for you. You can then begin moving your items into your room. Street Team members will be available to help you. They help by providing directions, answering questions, pushing carts, or helping to carry lighter weight objects. Street Team members are student volunteers and for liability reasons are not allowed to move expensive, fragile, or heavy items. Please be prepared to carry items up the stairs to your floor. Elevators are only located in the following buildings:

  • Simmons Hall
  • Smith Hall

Junior/Senior Move-In Days (August 29-31)

You will return to the drop zone where your belongings will be waiting for you. You can then begin moving your items into your room. Please be prepared to carry items up the stairs to your floor. Elevators are only located in the following buildings:

  • Arnold Hall
  • Evans Hall
  • Smith Hall

Mandatory Community Meeting

All First Year, Sophomores and Transfer students are required to attend one community meeting on the day that they move into their residence hall. Residents will meet the staff, learn about residence hall services and policies and discuss how to successfully become part of the residence hall community. Community meetings will be offered in the Holmes Sports Center at the following times:

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm

All Junior and Senior residents must attend a floor meeting hosted by their RA. Opening floor meetings will occur on August 31 between 6-8pm. RAs will notify their floor communities of the specific time and location of their meeting.

Resources

Residence halls

Simmons's nine residence halls, Bartol Dining Hall, the Holmes Sports Center and the campus health center are all located on the Simmons Residence Campus a short walk from the main campus. 

Microfridge rental

Interested in renting a Microfridge for the academic year? Reserve one now! The Microfridge will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival on campus.