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Information to Anchor Your Simmons Experience

Welcome to The Anchor. This bi-weekly communication will provide you with relevant information to anchor your Simmons experience.

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Health & Wellness

Spring Semester BIPOC Support Group!

The Counseling Center will be hosting a virtual weekly BIPOC Support Group beginning this Thursdays at 5pm!  


All Simmons students who identify as BIPOC are welcome to join the group. Please click on the Zoom link below on Thursday at 5pm to join the group, and feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.  

Join the Group (Zoom Link)

Student Experience

Upcoming Events

Simmons Hillel Housewarming Basket

Wednesday March 23, 3:30pm | Arnold Lounge, Residence Campus

Women's History Month Trivia Night

Thursday March 24, 3 - 4pm | Multicultural Center, SOM Building

Simmons Hillel: Spill the Tea - Women's Empowerment Edition

Monday March 28, 3 - 4pm | A-120, Main College Building

Career Education Salary Negotiation Workshop

Wednesday March 30, 5:30pm | Multicultural Center, SOM Building

School of Business Women of Color Book Talk Series:

Deepa Purushothaman on "The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America"

Wednesday March 30, 5pm | Registration


Join Simmons University School of Business in an interactive discussion between Deepa Purushothaman, a former senior partner at a large global services firm, and Špela Trefalt, Diane K. Trust Associate Professor in Leadership Development, about Deepa’s new book: "The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America". Many women of color feel that they need to hide or change who they are to “fit” into the corporate cultures. But businesses must evolve—and women of color have the potential to lead that transformation. Deepa’s call to action is for women of color to find power from within and to join together in community, to make the needed change.


The first 75 participants will receive a free copy of Deepa’s new book.

Nominations for the Annual CCE Recognition Awards

The Center for Community Engagement is seeking nominations for our annual recognition awards! Please nominate students, faculty, staff, and/or community partners who have made a significant contribution to community engagement at Simmons this year (nominations may be for others or oneself).


Descriptions of each award can be found on the nomination form. Nominations are due Friday, March 25 for full consideration. Honorees will be announced at our End of Year Recognition Celebration on Wednesday, April 20 at 5pm.

Nomination Form

Academic Spotlight

Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Graduate Student Travel Fund awards grants on a rolling basis throughout the year. The competition provides financial support to graduate students who are attending and presenting research at academic or professional conferences. Students may apply for grants of up to $500.


All applications should be submitted through the InfoReady portal.

Application Portal

(Mostly) Online Classes at Simmons This Summer

For students interested in taking a class to fulfill credits or to retake a course, Summer Session may be the perfect opportunity. Simmons will be offering a curated selection of undergraduate courses, most of which will be online, in Summer 2022. Online and on the ground courses for graduate and nursing students can be found on Workday. Simmons University's Summer Session is open to Simmons and non-Simmons students. Register today! 

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

Fulbright is an international grant program that aims to foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and nations across the globe. In support of this mission, they provide grants for individually designed study/research projects and for English Teaching Assistant programs.


To learn more, please join the IIE Fulbright Staff and Alumni Ambassadors for a presentation on Thursday, March 24 at 4pm. The presentation will cover the Program’s history, eligibility, award types, award benefits, and application components and tips. After the general presentation, participants will be invited to a breakout room with the Simmons Fulbright Program Adviser, who will cover institution-specific details such as campus resources, deadlines, and next steps. Register to attend the virtual Fulbright Group Presentation Session here


Applications for the 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Program will open on March 31. For more information, email [email protected]


Making a Difference

Community Resource Room: Food and Feedback Sessions!

Are you passionate about food access and excited about the Community Resource Room at Simmons this Fall?


Attend a session (virtually or in-person) to hear the Community Resource Room survey findings, continue to share ideas, and dream together to envision this new resource. These meetings center around our current students, but are open to all community members. Food will be provided!


  • Feedback Session 1: March 30, 5pm, MCB A-151
  • Feedback Session 2: March 31, 11:30am, Management Building C-301


Visit the Community Resource Room page on the REEF Support Center website for more information and the latest updates.


Stay safe, and be well.

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