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Welcome Back, Sharks! 🦈

Dear Sharks,


We're so excited to welcome you back to campus!


We're celebrating #SimmonsSharkWeek🦈 with plenty of events and activities to help you connect with friends, acclimate to a new environment, and ease back into the swing of things. 


Check out our upcoming events and celebrations in this week's edition of The Anchor. Also, be sure to download the campus map to familiarize yourself with the different buildings and locations. 


We look forward to meeting and greeting you all soon!



The Division of Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity


Shark Week at Simmons

Tuesday, September 5

  • Make a Shark Contest & Prizes! | starts at 11:00 am, judging at 5:00 pm | 📍 Residential Campus Quad (Quadside)
  • Simmons Volleyball vs. Endicott | 7:00 pm | 📍 Holmes Sports Center, Residential Campus


Wednesday, September 6

  • Waves of Wisdom: Meet the Simmons Advising Peer Mentors (SAMs) | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | 📍 Common Grounds Cafe, Main College Building (A)
  • President's Welcome and Celebration | 3:00 - 5:00 pm | 📍 Academic Quad
  • Pool Party! (swim attire required! 🥽 bring your own towel) | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | 📍 Holmes Sports Center, Residential Campus


Thursday, September 7

  • Annual Commuter Welcome Back Puzzle Party | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | 📍 Commuter/Dix Lounge (A-075), Ground Level, Main College Building (A)
  • First Year Bougie Bingo! | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | 📍 Alumnae Hall, Residential Campus

Friday, September 8

  • Passionate Leaders Project Info Session | 12:00 PM | Zoom Link (Virtual) 
  • Welcome Back! Get the Scoop on the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | 📍 Multicultural Center, Management Building (C)
  • Simmons Tennis vs. Thomas | 3:30 pm | 📍 Daly Field Athletic Complex, 10 Nonantum Rd
  • COF Block Party! | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | 📍 Emmanuel College Quad
  • The Little Mermaid Movie Night 🎬 | 7:30 - 10:00 pm | 📍 Residential Quad (Outdoors)
Flyer for the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Block Party on Friday, Sept 8 at the Emmanuel Quad from 5-7 PM

Saturday, September 9

  • Muddy River Water Initiative Annual Cleanup |  📍 11:30 am on the steps of the Main College Building, 300 Fenway | No RSVP required; please sign the waiver if you're planning to participate
  • Simmons Field Hockey vs. Rivier | 11:00 am | 📍 Daly Field Athletic Complex, 10 Nonantum Rd
  • Simmons Soccer vs. Rivier | 1:00 pm | 📍 Daly Field Athletic Complex, 10 Nonantum Rd


Wednesday, September 13

  • Connections Carnival 🎉 | food trucks, student orgs & academic resources | 3:30 - 5:00 pm | 📍 Academic Quad


Thursday, September 14

  • REEF Support Center Coffee Shop 101 ☕ | free coffee, snacks, swag, and resources | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | 📍 Fens Lobby, Main College Building (A)

Down the Road

Fall Community Read: 

A Conversation with Catherine Price


Join us on Tuesday, October 3 from 5 - 6 pm for a conversation and book signing with award-winning journalist and TED speaker, Catherine Price

This free event is offered in-person and via Zoom. Refreshments will be provided!

Also, we're giving away 25 free copies of How to Break Up With Your Phone! Enter the book giveaway by September 8 for your chance to win a digital or paperback book. 


About the Author

Catherine is an award-winning health and science journalist, speaker, founder of Screen/Life Balance, and bestselling author of books including How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life and The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again


Her journalistic work has been featured in publications including The Best American Science Writing and The New York Times, and her TED talk on fun was the second most viewed for all of 2022. She speaks and leads workshops and retreats about fun, creativity, productivity, and screen/life balance for clients including major conferences, Fortune 500 companies, business organizations, schools, health organizations, community groups, and hotels and retreat centers, among others. Her ultimate goal is to help people scroll less and live more.


Email [email protected] with questions about this event.


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