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Residence Life

Welcome to Residence Life at Simmons! The Office of Residence Life manages all Simmons housing, room selection, and arranges many on-campus events. This page lists the latest news and announcements, and you can learn more about Campus Housing, Communities, and Move-in for New Students throughout this section.

Important Dates (for current student residents)



 August 28, 2014  International Student Move-In
 August 30, 2014 Street Team & Graduate/Dix student move in begins
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
 August 31, 2014 Residence Halls Open
8:30 a.m. for new residents
1:00 p.m.- 5:00p.m. for returning residents
 September 1, 2014 Labor Day, Office of Residence Life is Open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
September 4, 2014 First Day of Classes
October 13, 2014 Columbus Day (College Closed)
November 11, 2014 Veterans Day (College Closed)
November 14, 2014 Final day to register for Thanksgiving Break housing (free)
November 26, 2014 Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Break at noon
November 30, 2014 Residence Halls re-open at 8:30 a.m.

December 1, 2014

Final day to request approval for Winter Break Housing (with fees)
December 18, 2014 Residence Halls close for Winter Break at noon
January 16, 2015

Residence Halls open for spring semester
8:30 a.m. for new residents

January 18, 2015

Residence Halls open for spring semester
10:00 a.m. for returning residents

Welcome, Class of 2018 and Transfer Students! We can't wait to see you on campus this fall, but in the meantime, make sure that your Housing Application is updated. If needed, fill out any roommate requests or changes in the Housing Application Change Form by July 1, 2014. Want more information? Check out our New Student FAQ for answers to all your questions.

Want to see more of the Residence Campus and your new home? Browse through our residence hall description and pictures to get a feel for the campus!

If you have any questions for Resident Advisors, Residence Life staff, Orientation Leaders, current students, and incoming first years, be sure to join the Class of 2018 Facebook page.

Did you apply for a themed community? Take a look through what each community does during the year and past events on the Theme Community page.

We are Hiring!

The Office of Residence Life is hiring a Graduate/Dix Scholar Office Assistant (OA). If you are a graduate student or Dix Scholar, enjoy adminstrative work and projects and have 15-20 hours a week of availability the Graduate/Dix OA could be for you. All interested applicants should submit their application here.

Application review will be on going and all qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application are due Friday, September 26th, 2014.

Questions? Please contact Amelia McConnell, Assistant Director of Residence Life at

Are you finding what you need?

  • For information about any services that are offered at the residence campus (mailroom, work requests, microfridge rental), see Residence Campus Services.
  • Students with any questions, concerns, ideas, or recommendations are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Residence Life at, 617-521-1096, or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of the Health Center.

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm 


Phone: 617-521-1096
Fax: 617-521-1110