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Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life itself will be partially remote for the Spring 2021 semester. We will answer the phone lines during business hours, 8:30am-4:30pm as well as  responding to emails that come to the [email protected] address. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Need assistance after-hours? To speak to a member of the professional staff, please call Public Safety and ask to speak to the Prostaff on Call.


2021-2022 Housing Application

The Housing Application for 2021-2022 deadline has passed. Late applications will be considered as space becomes available over the summer, but is not guaranteed. We encourage students who applied after the deadline to explore off-campus housing options. If you would like to withdraw your housing application, please submit a “Request to Cancel Housing” via the StarRez Portal.

Housing License Agreement

Before applying for 2021-2022 housing, you must read through the terms laid out in the Housing License Agreement. Please note that applying for housing is like signing a lease; the Housing License Agreement is a contract between yourself and the University with regards to on-campus housing. And as with a lease, there are charges associated with withdrawing. The Withdrawal Charges Schedule is excerpted below for your reference:

Application Withdrawal Charges Schedule

  • Withdrawal between April 16th – May 3rd:
    Forfeit $250 housing deposit
  • Withdrawal after May 3rd:
    Forfeit housing deposit + $400 administrative fee
  • Withdrawal after June 11th:
    Forfeit housing deposit + $600 administrative fee
  • Withdrawal after July 2nd:
    Forfeit housing deposit + $800 administrative fee
  • Withdrawal after July 30th:
    Forfeit housing deposit + $1000 administrative fee
  • Withdrawal after September 3rd:
    80% room and board refunded
  • Withdrawal after September 10th:
    60% room and board refunded
  • Withdrawal after September 17th:
    40% room and board refunded
  • Withdrawal after September 24th:
    20% room and board refunded
  • Withdrawal after October 1st:
    No refund issued

The full cost of Room and Board for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will be $7,946 per semester. This cost includes the meal plan, which is a required element of the Room and Board plan. Students will be able to select their specific meal plan type over the summer before arrival.

*All students who withdraw after the semester begins will also have their $250 Housing Deposit retained by the University.


Off-Campus Housing Resources

There will be no on-campus housing this summer. Looking for off campus housing? Residence Life has compiled a list of  Off-Campus Housing Resources students can use to find temporary housing options for the summer in the Boston area. There is also the Simmons Off-Campus resource specifically for Simmons students seeking apartments in the Boston area. You can also learn about apartment hunting, budgeting, renters’ rights, and more by viewing this Off Campus Housing How-To Webinar. The passcode is gIq4gM&B.


Accessibility Accommodations

If you will need to request accommodations for accessibility for 2021-2022 academic year housing, please visit the Office of Accessibility Services website. Applications for residential accessibility accommodations must be submitted by May 5th. If you have any questions about applying for accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at [email protected].