Admitted Student Checklist
We are thrilled that you've decided to attend Simmons. The college application process is rigorous, and we congratulate you on making the important decision on where to attend school. You may be left wondering what comes next. We've compiled an admitted student checklist that takes you step-by-step through the process of enrolling at Simmons, from depositing to the first day of classes. Of course, if you're still left with questions don't hesitate to call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 800-345-8468 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help during this exciting time!
Admitted Student Checklist
Submit your deposit!
The only way to secure your space at Simmons is by depositing. You may send in a check by mail to The Office of Undergraduate Admission, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 or you can deposit through our secure online form.
Join the Class of 2017 Facebook page
The Class of 2017 Facebook group is a great way to meet your fellow classmates, share information, and maybe even find a roommate!
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 2017!
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 advisor and register for classes during Orientation. Your advisor will not necessarily be a professor within your major, but he or she is trained to advise first year students across departments. You will personally select an advisor within your major during your sophomore year.
You can get a head start on the registration process by browsing our online course catalog connection.simmons.edu. Use the same username and password that your were given for your Simmons email account to log in. Your advisor 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.
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Simmons Life Blog
What's happening at Simmons? You'll find it all on the Simmons Life blog!
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- Academic Calendar
- Campus Map
- International Students
- Commuter Students
- Honors Program
- Explore Student Organizations
What Should I Bring?
Things for your room, for your desk, for the bathroom and laundry ... check out this helpful list of what to bring to campus.
Still have questions?
The Office of Undergraduate Admission is here to help! Don't hesitate to call us at 800-345-8468 or email at email@example.com