Spring Orientation

At Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes, meet other new and incoming students, and attend important information sessions that will help ensure your success at Simmons.

All incoming students are expected to attend this Orientation, but please complete the registration form to confirm your attendance and provide us with additional information. If you are unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can work with you to make alternate arrangements.

Tentative Orientation Schedule

Spring Orientation is for all incoming first-years, transfers, and Dix Scholars who will be starting classes in the Spring Semester. Students will receive an email asking them to confirm their participation in the Orientation Program.

Thursday, January 17th

Residential Students

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. New Resident Move In (Residence Campus)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. New Resident Student Meeting and Dinner (Bartol Hall, TV Room, Residence Campus)

Friday, January 18th

New Student Orientation (First Year, Transfer and Dix)

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Orientation Check-In with Breakfast

9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. New Student Welcome

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Understanding the Simmons University Honor Code

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Technology at Simmons

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Student Lunch with Community Resources

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Title IX and you: A Primer for New Students at Simmons

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Involvement at Simmons and the COF

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Overview of PLAN

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Course Selection and Registration (if needed)

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Social at Thornton's

Registering for Orientation

  • Confirmations will be emailed directly to you from the online registration system if you complete the process in its entirely. If you did not receive this confirmation, you did not successful sign up.
  • As your Orientation approaches, we will email information to you with additional details about the orientation session.

Please Note

January in New England can be unpredictable, so we want you to be prepared! If Simmons is closed or has a delayed opening due to snow or ice, January Orientation will also be delayed. If this does not work with your schedule, or if inclement weather prevents you from attending, please notify us so that we can work with you.

Snow Closing Information will be posted on WBZ 1030 (AM) Radio and WBZ-TV Channel 4, on the Simmons Information Line (617-521-3463), and on the Simmons website.