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This week's edition of The Anchor covers academic and career success resources available to graduate students, including:


  • Upcoming Events
  • Accessibility Services at Simmons
  • Career Development
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Graduate Writing Support
  • UrbanSitter Membership


Please email the Division of Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity at [email protected] with any questions!


🗓️  Upcoming Events 🗓️


Mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Simmons! These events are free to graduate students.


  • Tues. 9/5 - Fri. 9/8 | 9 am - 3 pm and 3 - 6 pm: Welcome Booths in Common Grounds Café, Main College Building
  • Wed. 9/6 | 3 - 5 pm: President's Welcome and Celebration, Academic Quad
  • Wed. 9/13 | 3:30 - 5 pm: University Resource Fair, Academic Quad 
  • Thurs. 9/14 | 5 - 7 pm: Wine and Cheese Mixer 🍷🧀 | C-501/502, Management Building (C) | RSVP
  • Tues. 10/3 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm: A Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Catherine Price, Author of How to Break Up With Your Phone (Hybrid Event; RSVP Required)


In addition, campus tours will be conducted at 12 pm and 4 pm on Tuesday 9/5, Wednesday 9/6, Thursday 9/7, and Friday 9/8. Meet us in the lobby of the Main College Building at 300 Fenway; no sign up is required!



Accessibility at Simmons

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is committed to reducing barriers and enabling the full participation of all students in our programs and activities. We provide academic and clinical accommodations to students with documented accessibility needs. 


  • OAS Virtual Drop In Hours | Wednesdays, 10 - 11 AM EST via Zoom. Drop by to learn about how OAS can help support your accommodation needs during your time at Simmons!
  • Returning Students: Don't forget to renew your accommodation services! Returning students do not need to submit documentation for existing services, unless you are also requesting new accommodations. 


Location: Lefavour Building, Center for Student Success

Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on campus and remote

Email: [email protected]


Career Development Resources

The Career Education Center (CEC) connects graduate students with expertise, skills, and resources to engage in, access, and explore diverse opportunities for their life’s work, integrating their passion with their purpose in meaningful careers.

Resources for Simmons Graduate Students

The CEC offers 1:1 career coaching, virtual and in-person career fairs, and a variety of career development resources, including access to Handshake, TruTalent, Career Spots, Big Interview, and more.


In addition, the CEC hosts Resume Drop-In Hours every Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, beginning September 20 through December 13, 2023. Swing by the Center for Student Success with your resume to get quick and concise feedback. 


Visit our Career Development website to learn more about these resources and to connect with a career coach!


Location: Center for Student Success, Lefavour Building

Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Email: [email protected] 


Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free and confidential 24/7 resource offering emotional support, school life solutions, legal guidance, and financial resources. Simmons-specific call line or chat available to you and all members of your household. Call 800-272-7255 to 

speak with someone or click on the link below for more information.


Graduate students needing mental health care should contact the SAP.

Student Assistant Program (SAP)

Graduate Student Writing Support

Looking for assignment, thesis, or dissertation writing support? The Writing & Academic Support Center provides online and on-campus individualized learning experiences to accommodate graduate students, including:


🖊️ 1:1 Graduate Writing Tutors (all disciplines)

🖊️ Thesis, Paper, and Dissertation Writing Support

🖊️ Graduate Study Groups (sign up here!)

🖊️ Peer Tutors on Discord 


Visit the Writing Center appointment scheduler starting the week of Sept 5 to view available appointment times. You can also visit us in our office in the CSS or email us to learn more about these options. We look forward to working with you this year!


Location: Lefavour Building, Center for Student Success

Hours: M-F, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on campus and remote

Email: [email protected] 


UrbanSitter Membership

As of July 1, Simmons is offering an UrbanSitter membership ) 

at no cost to you! UrbanSitter is a digital platform that allows you to manage all your family care needs from any device, 24/7. UrbanSitter unlocks your personal network to find trustworthy babysitters through friends, parenting groups and your kid’s school. If you need help with child care, senior care, pet care, home care, or something in between, they can connect you to the right people.

To enroll in this benefit, please register using your Simmons email address at!


The Anchor is a periodic newsletter connecting students to in-person and online activities, events, resources, and other Simmons updates. For more information, email [email protected].