We celebrate Simmons as a campus community all year round!
Traditions are part of what makes Simmons so special. From Founder's Day to the Simmons Soiree, our campus celebrates its legacy in fun and exciting ways. Check out a few of the ways we celebrate our Simmons pride!
Traditions at Simmons
This 100-year-old tradition meets the modern age with the senior and sophomore classes working together. Why use a flower crown filter when you can have the real thing
Catch the holiday spirit with res-hall decorating, themed dinners, and an ugly sweater party hosted by first-year students.
Like prom, but fancier! You and your date spend the night dining and dancing at one of Boston’s finest hot spots, like Park Plaza or the State Room
Seven days of swimming in Shark pride through events like casino night, scavenger hunts, laser tag, cake decorating, and more
Every October 30th, we celebrate the birthday of Simmons’ founder, John Simmons with an essay contest, sparkling apple cider, and cake!
Every year friends and families of our students come to experience Simmons for themselves.
There are tons of fun events at Simmons including Spring Carnival, Field Day, Colleges of the Fenway Block Party, Senior Week, and Commencement Ball.
President Wooten shares her thoughts on the state of higher education, the global pandemic, systemic racism, and more.
The webinar "Life After Simmons" discussed the challenges of job searching in the midst of a recession.
Four Massachusetts nonprofit human services agencies commission study by Simmons University and African Bridge Network.
In Fall 2019, a group of 11 Simmons undergraduate students began researching the lost West End. Supported by a “Humanities Research for the Public Good” grant from the Council of Independent Colleges, the students created a series of exhibits, including one for the West End Museum, one on Simmons’ campus, and a digital exhibit.
Moving a university from a real campus to a virtual one isn’t easy, but Simmons’ decade-plus of experience in online graduate education helped the University and its students ease the transition.
Congratulations to Anastasia Maher '20, Jessie Andrew '20, and Lindsay Berube '22!
The bi-annual Healthcare Forum convened online to discuss drug costs in the U.S. Moderated by Professor of Practice Robert Coulam, the forum invited two of the nation’s leading drug policy experts to discuss this critical issue.
Diane Valle ’02MBA, founder of Marathon Daffodils distributes thousands of daffodils to the Boston area participating hospitals in a tribute to the medical community, and a gesture to Boston Strong.