Summer Orientation

During Summer Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet other new students, create your academic schedule, learn about co-curricular opportunities at Simmons and begin to explore the city of Boston. The Summer Orientation dates for 2019 are listed below.

Programming is planned for two full days of Orientation. Due to materials, meals, and outings, there is a fee of $59.00 to attend this program.

First-Year and Transfer Students

Please choose between two overnight sessions:

  • June 20th - June 21st, 2019
  • June 22nd - June 23rd, 2019

Dix Scholars

Orientation for non-nursing and 2-year nursing Dix Scholars will be held on: 

  • Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Check-in begins at 9:40 a.m.
  • Optional campus tour for Dix Scholars at 9:00 a.m. beginning at the Undergraduate Admission Office, Main College Building, First Floor

Feel free to send an email with any questions you may have about Dix Scholars Orientation.

ABSN Students (16 month ONLY)

  • June 13th, 2019

Questions? All questions or concerns should be directed to Charlene J. Berube.

Registering for Orientation

Registration opens on March 11th, 2019 and closes on June 16th, 2019.

Registration can ONLY be made by completing the orientation form online.

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

Register for Summer Orientation

Can't make it? You can decline Orientation and someone will be in touch with you over the summer.

Summer 2019 Orientation Schedule & Important Notes

Check in: Will be held on the Residence Campus in Alumnae Hall between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on the morning of the first day of your Orientation. If driving, you will park on the Academic Campus (instructions below) and either walk over or take the shuttle. Orientation will be completed around 4:30 PM on the second day.

Orientation Program

Open Office Hours: A select number of offices will be open from 10:30 a.m. prior to the day's activities. The Admissions Office (W102), Student Financial Services (W105), Accessibility Services (Center for Student Success) and Student Affairs Office (C210) staff will be available to answer any lingering questions or help direct you to the correct resource.

Athletics/Health Center Appointments: If you are participating in a Fall sport you are required to have a physical. Please Contact the Health Center at 617-521-1020 to arrange a morning appointment before Orientation kicks off.

Transportation: A shuttle bus will be located outside of the Management and Academic Building and will take you to the Residential Campus for our check in and kick off. If it is a nice day, you can choose to walk (it is about a 7-minute walk). Don't forget to bring your student's luggage with you!

What to Bring: You'll be staying in Simmons or Morse Hall during your time at Simmons for Summer Orientation. We will supply you with a pillow, linens, washcloth and towel. You should bring a blanket (in case it gets chilly) and any toiletries you might need for the night (tooth brush, tooth paste, face wash, etc.) You may also wish to bring flipflops to serve as shower shoes. Orientation dress is casual.

IDs: You will not receive your ID at Summer Orientation. We strongly encourage you to upload a photo online for your Fenway Card, prior to Orientation. You must login with your Simmons login and password (this is the same that you use for your Simmons e-mail).

Outings During Orientation: For your evening activity, you will be going on an outing in Boston with your Orientation Leader and group, followed by an on-campus social. You should plan to bring a pair of good walking shoes for the outing into Boston. If you have any concerns, please let your Orientation Leader know before the outing.

Meals: All of your meals and snacks will be provided. On your registration form please inform us of any accommodations.

Please Note

If your family is planning to attend Family Orientation please advise them that check in is between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the same location as yours. Their day will end around 4:30 p.m.

While we cannot offer housing for families during Orientation, we have a list of area hotels on our website. Your family/friend members should have received an email with additional information pertaining to their orientation.