Commuter Services

Even though you aren't always on campus, commuter students are a vital part of the Simmons community and we strive to make it easy to stay connected to everything going on at Simmons through students groups, electronic communication, and special facilities reserved for commuters to make your life a little easier.

Connect with a 1 on 1 Support Specialist

The REEF Support Center is here to support commuter students in accessing resources on campus. Please find commuter-specific resources below. Students are also welcome to schedule a 1 on 1 meeting with our Support Specialist to review campus resources and get connected by emailing [email protected].

Getting to Campus

Transportation resources, including discounted MBTA passes and limited on-campus parking are available to commuter students.

Commuter Dining Plans

Once you get to campus, you can dine at any eating venue; if you’re looking for a convenient and cost-savings way to dine on campus, consider a commuter dining plan that fits your needs.

Commuter Student Organization

The Commuter Student Organization (CSO) holds meetings in the lounge, which are open to the entire Simmons community. Since the organization is vitally important in keeping commuter students involved in College affairs, and students are encouraged to support its activities. For further information on the Commuter Student Organization, please email Commuter Students Organization.

The Commuter Lounge (A-075)

The Commuter Student/Dix Scholar Lounge, on the ground level of the MCB, is brightly furnished with comfortable sink-in chairs, and is the perfect place to relax with friends. Along with the Fens Cafeteria and the College Center, the Lounge is a meeting place for commuting students. Commuting students will find that they spend a lot of their time in the Lounge, the Fens and College Center talking, laughing, cramming, and of course, eating. It is a place where lasting friendships are made.

Commuter Lockers

Simmons offers Commuter Lockers in the basement of the Main Campus Building. Lockers are available to commuter students on a first-come, first-locked basis. We cannot hold or guarantee lockers for students if the locker does not have a lock on it.

In an effort to manage the lockers, we ask that all students register their locker with us each year. Once you have put a lock on an empty locker, please email the REEF Support Center and give us your name, contact information, year of graduation, and locker number to reserve a locker.

Students must clean their lockers and remove the padlock and locker contents at the end of the academic year. The University takes no responsibility for items left in the lockers.

Off-Campus Housing

Many of our students opt to live off-campus, but with students from over sixty colleges and universities in Greater Boston, there is a high demand for suitable housing. Learn more about off-campus housing and housing access resources.