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Featured Event: Founder's Day Celebration

In honor of John Simmons’ birthday, we will celebrate his life in Common Grounds with birthday cake and inspiring words from the winner of the undergraduate essay contest, President Wooten, and Associate Provost Hager.


2 p.m, Wednesday, October 25 | Common Grounds Cafe or Zoom


Art From Inside: Works of Artists in Prison

The Prison Book Program’s curated collection of the works of artists in prison is going to be on display at Simmons for the entire month of November! We are hosting an opening event at 5 PM on Thursday, November 2 on the 3rd Floor of the Management Building.


Come join us for an evening to hear from PBP’s executive director, Kelly Brotzman. Learn more about how mass incarceration affects access to books and how you can get involved!


Student Resources

The Division of Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity (SESD) website is now live! 


SESD connects students to a variety of programs, services, and activities on campus and online. A few of the topics and services that you can find on our website include:

✔️Athletics and Fitness

✔️Career Services

✔️REEF Support Center

✔️Student Orgs

✔️Undergraduate Advising

✔️Tutoring & Academic Support

Student Engagement, Success, and Diversity

Drop-In Sessions with Undergraduate Advising

Fall Weekly Drop-Ins

Have a quick academic question? Want to meet with a professional advisor? Come to weekly drop-in advising for a brief 10-15 minute meeting with a professional advisor.


  • Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
  • Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

Drop-in sessions are in the Center for Student Success (CSS) or via Zoom.  Please note that the Zoom link only works during listed drop-in hours. Students should wait in the CSS lounge for in-person meetings, and keep an eye on their email for a link from an advisor if they select to do a virtual drop-in meeting. 


For more info, email [email protected].


📅 Upcoming Events 📅

Week of October 23 - 29

  • Oct 24: Writing Workshop: Citation Skills | 12 - 1 pm | Center for Student Success & Zoom
  • Oct 24: Dogs of ResLife: Dogs in Halloween Costumes! | 4 - 5 pm | Res Quad
  • Oct 24: Karaoke in Quadside! | 7 - 9 pm | Quadside Cafe
  • Oct 25: "No is a Full Sentence" with Wellness Ambassador Sarah | 11 am - 12 pm | Room C-131 (CLE)
  • Oct 25: Pizza with Peers | 5 pm | A-070 (Hosted by the Student Nurse Association)
  • Oct 26: Test Your Alcohol Knowledge (Minute-to-Win-It Style) | 7 - 8:30 pm | Quadside (Basement of Smith Hall)
  • Oct 27: Pumpkin Decorating Contest | 5 - 8 pm | Bartol Dining Hall
  • Oct 27: Art and Music Liaison CD Decorating | 5:30 - 7 pm | Kotzen Room
  • Oct 27: Spooky Stories Spooky Simmons | 6 - 7 pm | Mesick Hall (Hosted by the History Liaison)


Week of October 30 - November 5

  • Oct 31: Writing Workshop: Grammar/Punctuation | 12 - 1 pm | Center for Student Success & Zoom
  • Oct 31: Fresh Truck Pop Up | 2 - 4 pm | 25 Evans Way
  • Nov 2: Prison Book Program: Connecting through the Walls | 5 - 6 pm | 3rd Floor Lobby, Management Building
  • Nov 3: COMM-O-Ween: A COMM-unity Spooktacular | 2:30 - 5:30 pm | Ifill College Lounge 
  • Nov 4: Simmons Volleyball vs Johnson & Wales University | 11 am | Holmes Sports Center
  • Nov 4: Simmons Volleyball vs University of St Joseph (ct) | 3pm | Holmes Sports Center

Reminder: FREE Fitness Classes with Fit at Simmons!

FIT at Simmons provides group fitness classes to Simmons students for free, thanks to a generous gift from Nancy Gavrin ’58!


All classes are offered at the Holmes Sports Center and follow a drop-in format. Just bring your student ID to get in!

Follow their Instagram page for the most up-to-date information: @fitatsimmons

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].