About the Campus
The College of Arts and Sciences is housed in the historic Main College Building at 300 The Fenway on the Simmons main campus. We share four floors of office and classroom space with the undergraduate college, as well as the Common Grounds Café student lounge, Fens Cafeteria, conference facilities, and the Trustman Gallery. Students have access to the College's centers for information technology, career education, and academic support. The Simmons Library offers laptop loans, sophisticated online library service, and an "Ask Now" after-hours reference service. In addition, our many technology resources include electronic classrooms, high-speed and wireless Internet access, multimedia services, and online coursework. Graduate students may use the Holmes Sports Center on the nearby residence campus. On-campus housing also is available.
Boston — a City of Ideas and Ideals
Boston is an historic city replete with fine museums, colleges and universities, an exciting sports scene, great restaurants, parks, theater, and architecture. It is a city with a wealth of agencies, hospitals and schools, providing an exciting setting for social work training.
Simmons's location — bordering the Emerald Necklace, a string of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmstead — places it along a green stretch frequented by walkers, joggers, and nature lovers. Its neighbors include two of the finest cultural resources: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Nearby attractions include the Charles River and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Beyond the Fenway, the city's other neighborhoods — Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Cambridge, the North End, the South End — are attractions in themselves.
The "T," or Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, takes College of Arts and Sciences graduate students — and the nearly three million people who live and work here — all around town on 69 miles of track. Several T stops are near the campus, and Simmons College runs a regular shuttle service to make travel more convenient.