Internal - Current Students

Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life itself will be partially remote for the Fall 2020 semester. This means that, while we will not be answering our main office line, we will still be responding to emails that come to the [email protected] address.

To speak to a member of the professional staff, please call Public Safety and ask to speak to the Prostaff on Call.

Locked Out of your Room? Please call the RA on Duty, 24/7 at 617-521- 3827


Area Coordinators

You can also reach out to your Area Coordinator for additional support. For your convenience, their contact information is listed below:

Katie Kidwell, Smith Hall AC

You Can Book Me
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-521-1103
Office Hours: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Additional meeting times by appointment (follow You Can Book Me link above)
Zoom Link for Office Hours

Marcus Hill, Evans Hall AC

You Can Book Me
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 617-521-1101
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Additional meeting times by appointment (follow You Can Book Me
link above).
Zoom Link for Office Hours


Fall 2020 Residents

As a member of the residential community, we’d like to highlight the
following resources to assist you while on campus:


Interested in Spring 2021 Housing?

As the majority of courses will remain online, Simmons is pleased to offer on-campus housing for up to 500 students during the Spring 2021 semester.

Simmons has prioritized housing based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Need
  • Enrolled in required on-the-ground courses and/or a clinical/practicum placement
  • International Students
  • Hardship Exemptions
  • General Interest/Housing Lottery
  • Priority based on class year

Hardship Exemption Process

We understand that for some members of our community, it may not be possible to remain at home and there may be no safe place for you to go during the spring semester. We understand that this may impact some of our most vulnerable communities, and the fear of having nowhere to go may be very real. For that reason, full-time enrolled students can petition for an exemption to return to the residential campus for Spring 2021 if they are not a part of the group of students who have been identified to return.

The hardship exemption criteria include:

  • Simmons is your legal residence
  • Travel restriction to your permanent address
  • Essential employee status at area hospital or agency
  • Unstable internet
  • Home environment isn’t conducive to successful online learning
  • Do not have reasonable alternative housing options, including:
    • You do not have a home to go to, or
    • Returning or staying at home would be unsafe, or
    • You are financially independent, or
    • You are housing and/or food insecure

Major Changes to the Residential Experience

  • All students will be assigned to single rooms to adhere to physical distancing requirements as set by the CDC.
  • Room assignments will be conducted by the Office of Residence Life
  • Students will be assigned to rooms based on class year. If you selected a room in May, you may be assigned to a different space than what you originally chose.
  • All students will be required to complete a daily attestation, disclosing potential COVID related symptoms.
  • All students will participate in twice-weekly COVID testing, organized by Simmons University Health Center.
  • Dining will be exclusively grab and go. Traditional dining at Bartol and main campus eateries will be closed.
  • Laundry use will be scheduled to ensure that proper physical distancing guidelines are met.
  • No guests are permitted on campus, including other residential students, parents and family members.

FAQs

To help aid in your decision making process, we’ve created a robust Frequently Asked Questions Guide to outline specific questions and provide additional information.

Picture Yourself on Campus

The Office of Residence Life in collaboration with Marketing presents a Spring 2021 Residential Living video which outlines how changes to campus for the spring semester. We encourage you to take a look and picture yourself on campus while viewing.

Cost

The cost for Spring 2021 on-campus housing is $7,790, which includes both a single accommodation room and unlimited meal plan for the Spring 2021 semester. The charge for spring housing will only be added to the accounts for students who chose to live on-campus.

Opt in/Opt Out of Housing by November 30, 2020

All students who selected housing in May 2020 or submitted a housing deposit via Admission as an incoming first year or transfer student are asked to state their intention for on-campus housing by Monday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59pm by completing our Spring 2021 Residential Intention Form.

Opting In to Housing?

All students who opt in to housing will also need to complete our Spring 2021 Housing Application. Following the deadline, our office will communicate additional information including housing assignments, move-in details, and more.

All interested students must read and review the following as they outline specific changes to the residential experience and student responsibilities:

Opting Out of Housing?

All students who decide to opt out of housing will receive a communication in early December with additional information regarding mail forwarding and potential refund of their housing deposit. Stay tuned!

Questions?

Attend our Spring 2021 Housing Webinar!

To assist students and families when considering on-campus housing for Spring 2021, the Office of Residence Life is offering a webinar on Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm. All interested parties must register for the webinar by Tuesday, November 17th at 12pm to receive Zoom Link. Please note, you must be signed into your Simmons account to register.