Residence Campus Services

Copy and Mail Center and Residence Campus Mailroom

The Copy and Mail Center is located in the basement of the Main Campus Building, room E-002. The center provides copy, mail, poster printing, binding services for the Simmons community. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payment can be made by cash, check, Fenway Card, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Copy and Mail Center 617-521-2428
The Residence Campus Mailroom 617-521-1078

A mailroom for resident students is located on the Residence Campus in the basement of Smith Hall, and is open during the academic year Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hours may vary on holidays and during vacation periods. During the summer the Residence Campus Mailroom is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Residence Campus Mailroom offers mail services as well as discounted shipping through the UPS Student Shipping Program. Payment can be made by credit card or Fenway Card.

Students' mail should be addressed as follows:

Name
Simmons College MSC#
54 Pilgrim Road
Boston, MA 02215

Please give your correspondents the complete address format above to ensure your mail is distributed efficiently. Mail sent to "Simmons College" with your name will not be delivered to the Residence Campus and will result in a delivery delay of 1-2 business days.

During all vacation periods and the semester break, student mail will not be forwarded to the student's home, but will continue to be available for distribution through the Residence Campus mailroom. During summer vacations, mail will be forwarded periodically if a forwarding address card is left with the mailroom, or if an online mail forwarding form is completed. No mail will be held for students over the summer. Students are encouraged to notify all correspondents, magazines, and newspapers of address changes to avoid delays in receiving forwarded mail. Due to limited storage space, the College will not accept any packages for students prior to their arrival on campus. For more information, stop by the mailroom and pick up a mail services brochure.

Telephones

Each bedroom on the Residence Campus is equipped with at least one phone jack. Students in most halls will share one telephone number per room. Upon arrival, if a student wishes to have a landline in their room, they should contact the Technology Service Desk at servicedesk.simmons.edu.  Technology will their name, Hall and room number to fulfill the request.  Residents are required to provide and are responsible for their own analog phone.

Residence Hall Internet Access

For resident students, Internet access is available via Ethernet or Wireless in all Residence Campus buildings. Students must provide their own computer with an installed and configured Ethernet card and cat 5 Ethernet cable. Computer use at Simmons College is governed by the Acceptable Use Policy and the Student Honor Code. More information about this policy, as well as information about recommended computer hardware and software, is available here: http://www.simmons.edu/technology/.

Furniture

Each room contains one standard bed and mattress (72" x 36"), window blinds or shades, one chest of drawers, one desk, and one desk chair per occupant. Depending on the type of frame in the room, beds may be able to be bunked. If a student would like their bed to be bunked, they should place a work order with the Facilities Service Center online at. fixit.simmons.edu or by calling 617-521-1000.  Furnishings provided by the College for student rooms must remain in a student's room for the entire academic year, unless removed by the College. Lofts provided to students in expanded occupancy rooms will be removed by the College upon de-tripling. Removal or damage will result in a charge to the student's account equal to the cost of replacement. In addition, no lounge or common area furniture belonging to Simmons College may be moved into individual student rooms. Damage to student rooms is billable to the student. See the "Undergraduate Housing License Agreement" for details.

 

Lofts, beds on cinder blocks, air conditioners, microwaves, space heaters, halogen lamps, irons, or other electrical or heating equipment for the preparation of food or beverage are not permitted in student rooms. The only cooking appliance permitted is a MicroFridge unit, which can be rented by calling 1-800-637-7567 (option 3) or visiting the MicroFridge website here: http://www.collegerefrigerators.com. Students may bring their own mini fridge as long as it is no larger than 3.5 cubic feet and is energy star rated.

 

In addition to College-provided furnishings, bookshelves, curtains, and rugs, all provided by the student, add warmth to the setting. Televisions, stereos, and posters also give color and life to the rooms. Each student has a different tolerance for noise, and earphones are therefore recommended when using stereos and televisions. If earphones are not used, low volume is required (please refer to the "Quiet Hours Policy").

Common Areas

There is a kitchenette available in each hall, for student use, supplied with a stove, microwave oven, sink and refrigerator. Students are required to clean up after using this facility. Kitchenettes may be closed to students if clean up is not done sufficiently and in a timely manner. The College housekeeping staff cleans bathrooms and other public areas. However, students are responsible for cleaning any area that is unreasonably dirty, above and beyond "normal wear and tear."

Televisions and DVD players are available in each hall and may be used while observing quiet hours. Residence life staff should be consulted for DVD operating procedures.

 

Vending machines and laundry machines are available in each hall. Questions about the machines may be directed and refunds may also be obtained by visiting the Office of Residence Life during business hours.

 

Building Maintenance & Housekeeping

The College's housekeeping staff cleans bathrooms and common areas on a daily basis. Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and providing their own cleaning supplies.

 

Routine maintenance problems should be reported to the Facilities Service Center immediately by submitting a work request form at fixit.simmons.edu Students should contact Public Safety if they become aware of a maintenance issue that is dangerous or constitutes an emergency. See https://www.simmons.edu/offices/finance-administration/administrative/facilities-service-center/ or call 617-521-1000 for additional information.

 

Linens and Wastebaskets

Students must furnish the following items: pillows, sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets, and wastebaskets.

Hall Access

Students are required to carry their Simmons ID card and keys at all times in order to gain access to the campus and their rooms. Students who are locked out of their room may gain access by calling the Office of Residence Life between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm at 617-521-1096 and Public Safety at 617-521-1112 after those hours. There is a fee payable to obtain lock out service between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. and on weekends and holidays. Failure to pay the fee may result in disciplinary action or loss of lockout privileges. Any keys to residence hall rooms that are lost during the academic year will result in a lock change. For individual and community safety, all lost Simmons ID cards and keys should be reported immediately to a residence life staff member. The cost of a lock change, inclusive of new room key(s) is $50.

 

Storage

There is no storage available for student belongings. The College will invite a storage company to campus to assist with mailing belongings home, and storing students' personal belongings in their bonded facilities for the summer. Information will be made available to students prior to the end of the academic year.

 

Bicycles

Simmons is located in a perfect area for bike riding; therefore, bike racks are provided in the 'bike park' located next to Bartol Hall or the Holmes Sports Center. Bikes may not be left in hallways, lounges, or other public places because they create a fire hazard; bikes left in unauthorized places will be considered abandoned and turned over to Public Safety. Bikes may not be locked to handrails or fences, or gates on the Residence Campus. Storing bikes in student rooms during the academic year is discouraged, and must be agreed upon by both roommates. Heavy-duty "U-locks" are recommended for securing all bicycles. Hubway bicycles are available for rent at many locations near both of the Simmons campuses. Please visit their website for pricing and location information: www.hubway.com.

 

Items Left Behind

The College is not responsible for any personal items left by students anywhere in the residence halls over the summer. Items left in closets, rooms, stairwells, trunk rooms, and basement areas will be discarded at the conclusion of the academic year move out period in May.