Returning Students

Returning students interested in housing for the 2019-2020 academic year, please familiarize yourself with our process and make sure to meet all dates and deadlines to be eligible for a priority lottery number.

In the event that there are more students that want housing than available spaces, we will issue lottery cards based on class status and random lottery number generation. Students who did not receive a lottery number will be placed on a waitlist to be housed pending availability.

Please be familiar with the University Housing License Agreement and the Damage Charges List before signing your housing application. You should also review room and board costs.

Returning student move-in will begin Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Office of Residence Life will be open on the following dates and times to distribute keys and check out carts and dollies:

  • Saturday, August, 31st, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, September 1st, 10am-4pm
  • Monday, September 2nd, 10am-4pm

To live on campus, please submit your:

You will need to have a housing deposit on file before a housing application will be honored. If you do not know if you have submitted a housing deposit, you may call Student Financial Service or the Office of Residence Life. If you are a returning resident, you most likely have a housing deposit on file. Students who have less than $250 in their deposit will be contacted by Residence Life and be directed to increase their deposit prior to housing selection.

Theme Community Applications

If you are interested in living in the Wellness or Arts & Activism Community, please submit one of the following forms:

Returning student theme communities are Arts & Activism in North Hall and Wellness Housing in South Hall. Returning students should apply by February 25, 2019 in order to attend Theme Community Selection Night on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 

Proxy Application

If you are studying abroad while Housing Selection is occurring, you must find someone you trust to act as a proxy for you. If you do not designate a proxy, the Office of Residence Life will place you in a room after Housing Selection. To designate a proxy, please fill out the Proxy Application.

Room Switch List

If you are unhappy with the room that you have selected on Selection Night, or are interested in changing rooms or Residence Halls, you may fill out the Room Switch List Request form. These requests will be met on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot guarantee that your requests will be met. Room Switch List Requests 2019-2020 will be posted during selection nights. 

Please note: this is not the waitlist for students who did not participate in Selection Night and are interested in on campus housing. To be on the waitlist for a room on campus, please complete the Returning Student Housing Application.

Returning Students

Commuter services

Commuter students are a vital part of the Simmons community. You'll be connected to everything going on at Simmons through students groups and special facilities reserved for commuters.

Counseling center

We are committed to the emotional, physical and spiritual development of our students

Health center

We support students in the pursuit of their academic and personal growth through promotion of healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices.

Students eating in dining hall.

Campus dining

Simmons offers a variety of dining options and meal plans for students. There are full-service dining halls and cafes on both the residence and the academic campuses, and students can choose from several full-service meal plans, point meal plans, or a la carte cash options.