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

The residential campus in the fall

Welcome to the Residence Campus

A short walk from the main campus, Simmons's gated residence campus offers a private refuge in the heart of the city. Nine brick residence halls enclose a grassy quad where students relax, study and engage in fun events. The Bartol Dining Hall, Holmes Sports Center, Health Center, Residence Campus Mailroom and Office of Residence Life are all located here.

All first year students are required to live on campus. Sophomores, juniors and seniors, including those in the 3+1 program, are also eligible to live in the residence halls.

Gender Inclusive Housing Statement

When you sign up to live in Simmons University Housing, you are signing up to live in a gender inclusive space. Students eligible to live on-campus may choose, or may be assigned by Residence Life, to room with other eligible students who were assigned a different sex at birth than you, or who are a different gender(s) than you. University Housing is a combination of traditional corridor-style residence halls with community bathrooms and suite-style residence halls with in-suite bathrooms. Since University Housing is gender inclusive, you may share community or single-use bathrooms with individuals who were assigned a different sex at birth than you or who are a different gender(s) than you. Our residence halls are home to individuals who wish to celebrate and explore their identities; as a resident in University Housing, you will live in a space that is supportive and celebrates individuals as they embrace and develop their identity.

Fast facts:

  • Most rooms on campus are doubles, with some triples and a few quads. Single rooms are limited and reserved for students who are eligible for housing accommodations
  • Free campus-wide Wifi and high-speed internet access is available in each room
  • Additional amenities include laundry facilities, student kitchens, lounges with TVs, pianos, study rooms, a quiet meditation room, and a computer lab.
Students sitting on the quad

New Students

Learn about housing options, how to apply, and what to pack!

Students sitting together

Returning Students

Returning students interested in housing for the academic year should familiarize themselves with the housing selection process.

Father and daughter hugging

Parents and Families

Residence Life values parents and families as partners in supporting their student and their student's success at Simmons.

Parents and Families

Housing at Simmons


Counseling services

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

Housing accommodations

Any student requiring a special housing accommodation of any type should send the request and documentation to Simmons University Accessibility Services.

Residence campus services

Learn about the Residence Campus mailroom, MicroFridge rentals and vending and laundry services.

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.

Street in Boston

Off-campus housing

The Simmons Off-Campus website is a great resource to find affordable apartment listings in the Boston area and the Simmons REEF Support Center provides housing access and off-campus living resources and support for students.

The Simmons academic campus

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.

Policies and Procedures

All students should familiarize themselves with the Student Handbook and Residence Hall Policies and Procedures.