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Spring Semester COVID-19 Updates

We hope this message finds you well. As you know, the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has continued to meet and monitor the latest public health guidance and data – including the significant rise in COVID cases in the Boston area, Massachusetts, and around the nation. The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff continues to be our top priority during this pandemic. We write today with several important COVID-19 updates for the spring semester related to return to campus and remote learning, masks, and testing.

January 6, 2022

Your Questions Answered on Accommodations, Access, and the ADA

CFE and OAS recently held a session with panelists Lisa Bauer, Director, OAS and Sara Simberg, Esq. Institutional Equity Investigator, General Counsel’s Office to answer frequently asked questions by faculty regarding the guidelines, processes, and legal mandates of the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). View the video recording to learn more. 

November 17, 2021

Community Read Nominations

The Simmons Community/First Year Read program is accepting book nominations for next fall’s read until November 29! Fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all accepted. Visit the Community Read page for more information and submit a book nomination. Questions may be emailed to [email protected]

November 10, 2021

Free Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff

Stay healthy this flu season by getting a free flu shot on Wednesday, September 29 in Suite A250 of the Main Campus Building. You must pre-register for an appointment. You do not have to be a participant of a Simmons BCBS Medical Plan to get the flu shot, but if you are a participant please bring your ID card to your […]

September 22, 2021

Employee Vaccine Requirement

After careful consideration by the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, Simmons is requiring all campus-based employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1, 2021. Instructions on how to record your vaccination status in Workday will be sent in the coming weeks. If you are not yet vaccinated, you should aim to get your first shot by August 20, 2021. To secure […]

August 10, 2021

Virtual Shark Week 2021

Yesterday marked the start of virtual Shark Week 2021. Dive in throughout this week for course and research presentations, panels with alumnae/i, a Finding Dory movie night, and a Flat Stormy activity with your family. Fishing for more? How about adopting a shark?

August 10, 2021

Return to Campus Scheduling

The Return to Campus Steering Committee would like to get a better idea of when employees are returning to campus in order to make sure we have enough staffing and amenities to serve employees.  Staff and Welcome Back Ambassadors will be distributing keys and answering questions in Common Grounds from 8 am to 12 pm […]

July 29, 2021

Google Calendar: Introducing Virtual or In-Person RSVP

As offices around the world prepare for a post-pandemic normal, Google Calendar is introducing a new option that lets users specify whether they’ll be attending a meeting on their calendar virtually, or in-person. The new RSVP option will appear directly in your Google Calendar invite, allowing users to select “Yes, in a meeting room” or “Yes, joining […]

July 23, 2021

Key Takeaways from the “What to Expect this Fall” Panel

View the key takeaways from the “What to Expect this Fall Panel” featuring Renique Kersh, VP for Student Affairs; Alicia LaPolla, Assistant Dean for First-Year Programs; and Kelly Hager, Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education. Watch the recording to hear their discussion of what incoming first-year students can expect this summer and during their first semester […]

June 17, 2021

Nominations for Staff Advisory Committee Members

The Staff Advisory Committee (SAC), formerly Staff Council, is seeking nominations for members. The SAC collaborates with HR and other departments on university-wide projects and initiatives, providing a staff perspective to the administration. The Committee meets monthly, holding additional meetings as needed. If you are interested, please submit a nomination form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 2.

June 17, 2021
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