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Welcome from the Provost's Office

Welcome Sharks! ๐Ÿฆˆ


I hope you had a rejuvenating summer and that youโ€™re as eager as I am to start the academic year. We have a lot planned for 2023-2024, and I think itโ€™s going to be a very productive and rewarding year. 


Iโ€™m Dr. Kelly Hager, the Associate Provost for 

Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation, and I write both to welcome you and to explain a bit about how I might be of assistance to you in your Simmons career. As Associate Provost, I oversee the curricular and policy matters that impact all students. Your academic advisors, department chairs, and program directors are your go-to resources for discipline-related matters, but if you have more general curricular or academic policy questions, please donโ€™t hesitate to reach out to me. I'm more than happy to help, and I'm excited to connect you to our incredible community of advisors, faculty, administrators, and mentors here at Simmons!


I look forward to greeting you virtually and/or on campus in September. My email is [email protected]; you can also leave me a voicemail at 617-521-2173 or visit me in my office (Provost's Suite, 2nd Floor of the Main College Building).


All my very best,

Dr. Hager (she, her) 


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, clinical, and residential 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]


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Simmons

The Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) seeks to promote awareness and understanding of the intersectionality of diverse identities that constitute our Simmons community. Through strategic partnerships, programming, and policy recommendations, we aim to transform our community into one that recognizes and celebrates diversity in all its forms, actively disrupts and challenges bias, and continuously seeks to achieve equity and inclusion for all. We offer:


  • Content Consulting: We serve as a thought partner to other departments/programs on DEI content enhancement
  • Programs/Workshop: We host and collaborate with our partners on DEI-focused events, programs, and workshops
  • Services and Support: We serve in a coaching capacity to affinity groups and provide a myriad of tools and resources to support student success 
  • DEI Policies/ Practices: We partner with major stakeholders to develop and implement DEI-focused policies and protocols


We will be hosting a series of round-table discussions over the fall semester to re-envision the legacy of the Multicultural Center. Please RSVP to join the conversation! We truly value your voice, your perspective, and your time. 


We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions, feedback, or just to introduce yourself.  


Peer Tutoring, Study Groups, & Writing Workshops

Looking for a study group or peer tutor? The Writing & Academic Support Center provides online and on-campus individualized learning experiences to help you succeed, including:

๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ Peer Tutors in a variety of disciplines (sign up starting week of Sept 5)

๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ Sign up for a study group

๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ Drop-In Writing Workshops


Visit us in the Center for Student Success to explore these options and check out our open study spaces! We look forward to meeting you soon. ๐ŸŒˆ


Location: Lefavour Building, Center for Student Success

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

Email: [email protected] 


Undergraduate Advising

The Office of Undergraduate Advising provides 1:1 academic coaching and pre-health advising to undergraduate students. Log into your Starfish account to schedule a meeting with your advisor, or email us at [email protected] if you can't find a time that works for you. We look forward to meeting with you soon! ๐Ÿฆˆ

Fall 2023 Advising Drop-In Hours (In-Person & Virtual)

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM 

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 PM


Have a quick academic related question? Want to speak with a professional advisor? We offer weekly hybrid drop-in advising to support undergraduate students taking on- campus classes. 

During drop-in hours, go to the check-in website to sign into the Starfish Waiting Room. Please note that the waiting room will only be active during designated drop-in times and will close about 5-10 minutes before the end of drop-in advising each day. If you stop by in person, please bring your laptop and make sure to join the virtual waiting room to indicate that you would like to meet with an advisor in-person!


Location: Lefavour Building, Center for Student Success

Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on campus and remote

Email[email protected]


Counseling and Mental Health

The Counseling Center promotes mental health and wellness through in person and tele-health counseling, groups, and outreach. We provide undergraduate students with assessment, urgent care, counseling, referrals, and medication management. 

If you are interested in meeting with a counselor, please follow these instructions:


  • Log into the Simmons Health Portal and select Forms. Under Counseling, please fill out the initial paperwork: This includes Counseling Center Demographic Information, Schedule, Consent to Treatment, and Consent to Tele-therapy.
  • After the forms are completed, please email us at [email protected] or call 617.521.2455 to let us know that you have completed the paperwork and are ready to make an appointment.
  • If you need to be seen urgently (1-2 work days), please include URGENT in your email subject line.


In addition, 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 visit the SAP website for more information.


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].