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Featured Event: Muddy River Clean Up

Join us to clean up the parks and shorelines adjacent to the Muddy River near Simmons campus. Our partners, the Muddy Water Initiative, will lead volunteers along the river to collect any and all trash, all of which has a high likelihood of ending up in the river.


The clean up is scheduled for Friday, October 13 from 3 - 4:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Muddy River across from Simmons University (300 Fenway). Please wear closed-toed shoes with good grip, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and bring plenty of water. Participants should pre-register


📅 Upcoming Events 📅

Week of October 9 - 15

  • Oct 9: Simmons Tennis vs. Lesley University | 12 pm | Daly Field Athletic Campus
  • Oct 10: Fall Crafting | 11 am - 1 pm | Management & Academic Building, 2nd Floor Lobby (Hosted by Campus Activities Board)
  • Oct 10: Celebrating Indigenous People's Day w/ Sky Dancer | 5 - 6:30 pm | Main College Building A-310 (LKP) & Zoom (Register Here)
  • Oct 11: Sleep On It: Let's Talk About Sleep Hygiene | 11 am - 12 pm | CLE (C-131) (Hosted by Wellness Ambassadors) 
  • Oct 11: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Community Dinner | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Main College Building A-310 (LKP) (Register Here)
  • Oct 11: Simmons Volleyball vs. St. Joesph's College of Maine | 7 pm | Holmes Sports Center
  • Oct 12: REEF October Coffee Shop: Health Relationships & Survivor Support | 11:30 am - 1 pm | Fens Lobby (MCB)
  • Oct 12: Sex, Art, and Activism | 6 - 7 pm | Quadside (Smith Hall Basement)
  • Oct 13: Discussional Movie Night: "The Blackening" (2022) | 6:30 pm | Multicultural Center (Hosted by the Black Muslim Union)
  • Oct 14: Simmons Field Hockey Senior Day vs. Regis College | 11 am | Daly Field Athletic Complex
  • Oct 14: Simmons Soccer Senior Day vs. Anna Maria College | 1 pm | Daly Field Athletic Complex


Week of October 16 - 22

  • Oct 17: Predicting PTSD: Who's At Risk and What Should We Do About It? | 2:30 - 5:30 pm | Museum of Science, Boston, and the Boston Public Library
  • Oct 17: Game Night (National Chem Week) | 5:30 - 9:30 pm | Quadside Cafe (Hosted by Chem-Phys Liaison)
  • Oct 18: Simmons Field Hockey vs Dean College | 5 pm | Daly Field Athletic Complex
  • Oct 18: Simmons Field Soccer vs Johnson & Wales University | 7 pm | Daly Field Athletic Complex
  • Oct 19: SWL's Bake Sale | 12 - 2 pm | Fens Lobby (Hosted by Social Work Liaison)
  • Oct 20: REEF Relaxation Hour | 11 am - 12 pm | Main College Building (MCB) A-075 & B (Communter Student/Dix Scholar Lounge)
  • Oct 21: Simmons Volleyball vs Lasell University | 11 am | Homes Sports Center
  • Oct 21: Simmons Volleyball vs. Clark University | 3 pm | Holmes Sports Center


Stay up to date: Bookmark the Student Org 101 Website to learn about weekly events and activities at Simmons!


Newman Civic Fellowship

Are you interested in addressing an issue in the community? Are you a civically-minded student? Consider applying for the Newman Civic Fellowship


The Newman Civic Fellow will work on a proposal of civic engagement within the Simmons or Boston community, write a short proposal (with staff or faculty advising), and attend professional development events with other National Newman Civic fellows. 


We are looking for students who are interested in engaging in collaborative action, taking action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and will demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. If this is you, submit an application to be considered!


SURPASs Info Sessions & Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

Photo of SURPASs Summer 2023 Cohort. Faculty Mentors: Elizabeth Donovan (Psychology), Heather Hole (Art), Valerie Leiter (Public Health), Nanette Veilleux (Computer Science & Informatics), Arpita Saha (Chemistry & Physics). Scholars: Ari Metcalf '26, Kaz Gebhardt '25, Caitlin Curry '24, Aiman Mehboob Mandli '25, Abigail Rothstein '25, Leila Aydibi '24, Reagan Cleversey '26, Cassidy Beyer '25, Bella Santos '25.


Applications for the 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Simmons (SURPASs) open November 15! RSVP to attend our first info session on Wednesday, November 8 from 5 - 6 pm in A-070 / Zoom.


SURPASs a paid, mentored summer research and creative scholarship experience for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The SURPASs intensive takes place for six weeks from the end of May to June. Students receive a $3,000 stipend, a budget of up to $1,000, supplies, and room and board on campus. In addition, faculty mentors receive a stipend of $2,000. Visit to learn more!

Study Abroad & Global Intern Scholarship

The McGrath Study Abroad and Global Intern Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students to study abroad or participate in a global internship with SIT during the Summer of 2024! Scholarships cover program tuition fees, room and board, airfare, visa and immunization fees.


Applications will be accepted until December 4, 2023 at 8:00 am, no exceptions. This scholarship is open to full-time, on-the-ground undergraduate students in good academic standing. Please note that graduating seniors are not eligible to apply. 


***Due to the limited number of scholarships available, thoughtful, well-written applications from students with high financial need will be prioritized.***


Please email [email protected] with any questions!


Community Read Nominations

We're currently accepting nominations for next year's Community Read! If you are interested in recommending a book for the Fall 2024 Community Read, please fill out the nomination form by December 1, 2023.


Learn more about nomination criteria


Free Covid Tests

Did you know that as of September 25th, every household in the U.S. can order 4 free at-home COVID tests through the mail? One order per address! Visit the USPS website to learn more information and to order your test.

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].