Congratulations on your acceptance to Simmons! We hope you're as excited as we are. We're here to help you as you take the next step in making your final decision. We've compiled a helpful list that provides you a step-by-step guide for enrolling at Simmons, from depositing to the first day of classes. Of course, if you're still left with questions don't hesitate to reach out to your admission counselor. We're happy to help during this exciting time!
Admitted Student Checklist
Submit your deposit!
Once you've chosen Simmons, you will need to submit a $500 deposit. You can do this online or by returning your Admitted Student and a check.
Join the Class of 2019 Facebook page
Meet your future classmates, share information about your college search, and maybe even find a roommate in our group!
Check your Simmons email account
You should be checking your Simmons email account regularly throughout the summer because all official emails will go to your Simmons email account. You will receive your username and password in your deposit packet. If you do not have this, you can call the Simmons Help Desk (617-521-2222) and they will provide you with this information. Note: You will need to provide your Simmons ID number when you call. You can access your email at connection.simmons.edu.
Register for Summer Orientation
During orientation you will meet with your advisor, register for classes, meet other admitted students, and learn important information about attending Simmons! While it's not mandatory, it is HIGHLY recommended that you attend Summer Orientation.
Submit your housing application
Housing assignments will be emailed to your Simmons account throughout the summer, beginning in mid-July. More information about the housing options can be found on the Residence Life Website.
Please note that the Office of Residence Life will not be able to consider your residence application until the admission office has received your deposit.
Schedule a complete physical with your doctor
It is important to see your doctor before attending Simmons so that you can fill out your health center forms and make sure that you have all of the required vaccinations. You may download the forms and send these to the Simmons Health Center, 94 Pilgrim Road, Boston, MA, 02115 or by fax: 617-521-3467.
Take online placement tests (optional)
The Center for Academic Achievement offers online placement tests for chemistry, French, and Spanish. The chemistry placement test is only for students who plan to take a chemistry course either as part of her major, or to fulfill a science requirement. All students must take a language placement test. This can be taken at orientation or online. Please note that only French and Spanish placement tests are offered online at the moment. Learn more about placement tests and access them online.
Order a fall semester T-pass
One semester's worth of monthly MBTA passes may be ordered through the Office of Student Leadership and Activities at MCB-W002. Through this program, students receive four monthly passes at a discount from the normal MBTA cost. The deadline for the Fall Semester T-pass orders is August 3rd. You can download an order form or order directly online.
Get ready for Fall Orientation and Move-in Day!
Move-in Day and the first day of Fall Orientation is Saturday, August 31st. Need help with your packing list? We've got you covered. Click here to see a list of suggested items to bring.
Good luck, Class of 2019!
Once you secure your space at Simmons by depositing, Orientation should be at the top of your priority list. During this time, incoming students meet with their academic advisors, register for classes, take foreign language and math placement tests, explore Boston, and most importantly, get to know their fellow classmates!
Advising & Registration
All students meet with their adviser and register for classes during Orientation. You will be matched with a professional adviser who will devote all of his/her time to ensuring that your scheduling and academic needs are met. You will personally select an adviser within your major during your sophomore year.
You can get a head start on the registration process by browsing our online course catalog. Use the same username and password that you were given for your Simmons email account to log in. Your adviser will help you choose appropriate classes that fulfill the required courses for a Simmons degree and your intended major.
Living on Campus
Simmons has a beautiful gated residence campus with nine halls, a variety of rooming options, theme communities, and special interest floors. Many activities and events occur on the residential campus as well. Visit the Campus Life site to learn about your housing options and see photographs of Simmons halls.
Your Simmons ID
Accepted students receive ID numbers in their acceptance letter or can request it from the admission office. Students receive IDs at Fall Orientation, or soon after.
You can now submit your photo for your Simmons Student ID online. When you submit your photo online, your ID will be ready for pick up at the Campus Card Office at the start of the semester.
Accessing your Simmons Email
Once you submit a deposit you will be sent a packet of information about enrolling at Simmons. Within this packet will be information about accessing your Simmons email account. It is important to regularly check this account before coming to Simmons, as information about orientation and registration will be sent here. If you do not have your login information please call the Help Desk (617-521-2222) to request it. You must have your Simmons ID number available when you call.
Computers & Technology
If you are going to purchase a computer before you come to school, we recommend you buy a desktop or laptop meeting the Simmons minimum computer specifications. Technology also recommends that you purchase the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Simmons students are eligible for discounts on computers and software through select retailers.
Other useful items to purchase include:
- USB flash drive to use to carry files around
- Surge protector
Living in Boston
Boston is "America's College Town," and Simmons is located in the Fenway area, right in the heart of the city. This area is home to Fenway Stadium, as well as many other colleges, a variety of restaurants, easy access to public transportation, the Muddy River, and the Back Bay Fens, a large picturesque park and urban wild. Click the links below to learn more about the neighborhood, Boston weather, and purchasing a discounted MBTA (public transportation) pass.
Secure your space in the Class of 2019 by depositing online »
Accepted Students Day
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Simmons Life Blog
What's happening at Simmons? You'll find it all on the Simmons Life blog!
- Wanna be an RA?
- 10 WAYS TO: REDUCE STRESS
- 3 Tips for Post-Thanksgiving Finals Domination!
- A Night in Heaven
- Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards
- Student Financial Services
- Academic Calendar
- International Students
- Commuter Students
- Honors Program
- Explore Student Organizations
Still have questions?
Contact your admission counselor.