Thank you for your interest in attending an Admission event!  Please note that the following events are geared towards prospective students who are interested in our master's degree programs. If you are interested in a post-master's or doctoral program, please contact our office to schedule an individual appointment. Throughout the year, the SLIS Admission Office holds information sessions at our Boston campus, at Mount Holyoke in South Hadley, MA, and at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA. In the fall, we travel to various graduate fairs to meet with prospective students. Please check the second chart on this page for our travel schedule.

Information Sessions

The Admission Office holds monthly information sessions to provide an opportunity for prospective students to engage with admission representatives, faculty, students, and/or alumni. To see more details or to register for an information session, please click on the location of the event. This will bring you to a page with information about that particular event, as well as a "Register Now" form to fill out.

Information session attendees will receive a $65 application fee waiver. The waiver is only valid for applications for future terms - it cannot be used toward applications already submitted.

Date Time Location
December 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am LIS at Mount Holyoke
December 10, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm LIS at Boston Campus
December 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm Children's Literature at Boston Campus
December 14, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm Children's Literature at The Eric Carle Museum
January 8, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm LIS at Mount Holyoke

There are currently no admission events available. Please check back here soon.

Other Admission Events

Throughout the year SLIS representatives attend many professional conferences; we also hold events that may be of interest to prospective students. Please see the event descriptions on the right side of the table for more information about each event. The table below includes our travel schedule as well as dates for live Twitter chats when Admission staff will be available to answer questions. If you'd like to speak with an admission counselor while they're in your area attending an event, please email us at

Date Time Event
September 23, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Idealist Fair Philadelphia, Drexel University, Creese Center, 3210 Chestnut Street
September 29, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Idealist Fair Boston, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
October 15, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Idealist Fair Houston, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road
October 16, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm Live #SLISchat on Twitter @simmonsgslis
October 23, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Idealist Fair Chicago, University of Illinois, 725 W Roosevelt Road
October 28, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Idealist Fair Washington, D.C., Washington Convention Center, Hall D, 801 Mount Vernon Place
November 6, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Idealist Fair San Francisco, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park