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Health & Wellness

New COVID-19 Testing Location

Starting on Monday, February 21, the COVID-19 testing site will be located in the Special Functions Room (A-070, located on the ground floor of the MCB, near Fens Dining) for the remainder of the spring semester. The SFR testing site will open at 10am on Monday, February 21, to allow staff the time to set up in the new area. Testing hours will otherwise remain the same: Monday through Thursday 9am to 6pm, and Friday from 9am to 5pm.

KN95 Masks Available at Testing Site

Simmons has received a new order of KN95 masks, which can be picked up at the current testing site in the Linda K. Paresky Center. There is a limit of two masks per person due to limited supply.

COVID-19 Dashboard

From February 3-9, Simmons conducted 3,061 tests on campus, with 15 positives (8 residential students and 7 commuter students) for a 0.49% positivity rate. Simmons also received 4 positives reported from off-campus testing (1 residential student, 1 commuter student, and 2 employees).

Health & Wellness Book Club

Simmons' Health & Wellness Book Club invites you to join a discussion on their February read -- The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People, by Rachel Wilkerson Miller. Register to receive a copy of the book, and join a discussion meeting:

  • Monday, February 21, 4pm (student led, for students only)
  • Monday, February 28, 4pm (students, faculty, staff welcome)

Caring for our Minds

The College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice is thrilled to introduce a bi-weekly Mindful Monday offered by Elise Brenner, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Public Health, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator.


Some of us may not really be taking care of our minds as much as we are taking care of our body – or even our cell phone. We worry more about where our phone is than where our mind is. We check to make sure our phone hasn’t been harmed, that it’s fully charged, and so on. But when it comes to our minds, we may not be doing much to care for it on a regular basis.


Mindful Mondays will take place via Zoom 11:30am to 12pm every other week, and is open to all Simmons University students, faculty, and staff.

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Student Experience

Upcoming Events

Registration Deadline Today: Jade Simmons “On A New Note”

Today is the deadline to register for “On A New Note,” a 45-minute piano performance by world-class concert pianist and powerhouse activational speaker Jade Simmons. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i of Simmons University, Bunker Hill Community College, Emmanuel College, Suffolk University, and University of Massachusetts - Boston.

Tuesday February 15, 2pm | Register

REEF Support Team Coffee Shop Hour

Join the REEF Center on February 14 from 12-1:30pm outside of the Fens Cafe and Commuter Student/Dix Scholar Lounge (A-075)! Grab a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and some snacks. This is a "grab and go" event, but we welcome you to schedule a meeting with us to discuss on and off-campus resources for support at [email protected]. We can't wait to see you there!

Monday February 14, 12pm - 1:30pm

Worldly Love Program

Join the Multicultural Center and Simmons Wellness in destigmatize the romantic connotations surrounding valentine's day and centering self-love and other meaningful relationships.

Monday February 14, 3pm - 4:30pm | Multicultural Center

BIOPOC Paint Night

Join the Multicultural Center in the Trustman Art Gallery - Main Campus Building (MCB) 4th Floor for a night of centering BIPOC individuals through art and paint!

Open to: students (undergraduate and graduate) who identify as BIPOC.

Wednesday February 16, 4:30pm | Register

Student Space

Prayer and Reflection Space

Prayer and reflection space for all students is available on both the residence and academic campuses. Both locations are open at all times. You can find the spaces on the Residence Campus: Smith Basement and Academic Campus: Room C-230E.


Space Guidelines:

  • The room is to be used for prayer/meditation and religious observances and not as a lounge, study room, meeting room, or other purposes not involved with prayer/meditation. Please respect the requirement for a peaceful, quiet atmosphere.
  • Please keep the room clean. All personal and group materials will be removed from the space after use. Spiritual Life's materials/items and furniture must remain in the facility and be restored to the original position.


For questions, inquiries, and partnerships, email [email protected].


Academic Spotlight

The Makerspace is Open to Spark Your Imagination

All members of the Simmons community are welcome to come by during open hours to take advantage of any of the equipment supplies we have to offer -- a button maker, a Cricut cutting machine, a sewing machine, a wide range of craft supplies, and more! We just ordered a brand-new 3D printer that will soon be joining the roster of available options.


If you haven't had a chance to notice it yet, stop by the Makerspace any weekday (Monday through Thursday from 11am-6pm or Friday from 11am-3pm) to check out this bright, light, lively space for designing, creating, puttering, building, and relaxing! The Makerspace core team over the past semester to get the space equipped and up and running, and a new staff of Creative Technology Specialists - student workers with a passion for design and creativity.


Available Resources

Free Fare for Bus Routes 23, 28, & 29

Service on routes 23, 28, and 29 will be fare free for two years from March 1, 2022 through February 29, 2024. These routes travel through Roxbury and Dorchester, connecting riders to four stations: Ruggles, Jackson Square, Mattapan, and Ashmont. This is an expansion of the six month fare-free pilot for Route 28 that was set to end on February 28, 2022.

Free Access to the Boston Globe

The Simmons University Library provides complete access to the Boston Globe to all current students, staff, and faculty members. Annual re-registration is required for existing users. For continued access, re-register using your current Simmons University email and password. New users are also welcome to register. Visit the Library’s Boston Globe How-To Guide for instructions.

ICYMI MCB Front Entrance Now Open

The Construction and Facilities team is excited to announce that the front entrance to the Main College Building off of 300 The Fenway is open once again! With the addition of the ramp, ADA-compliant stairs and front door, Simmons has taken another step toward inclusion and equity by making our most recognized building more accessible to all.


Stay safe, and be well.

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