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Featured Event: REEF Commuter Resource Fair

Are you a student living off-campus? Swing by the REEF Community Resource Fair onTuesday, November 14 from 11 - 1 pm in the Kotzen Room (Lefavour)! 


You'll find the following resources:

  • 10 Boston realtors/off-campus housing companies
  • Free coffee, tea, snacks, and reef commuter buttons!
  • FREE 10 minute SNAP screenings by Project Bread
  • Simmons Career Education Center, Office of Accessibility, Tutoring/Writing, Center for Global Education
  • REEF renting & roommate search tools
  • November Free Food Market Event @ 12-1 (bring a bag!)
  • Survivor supports with Betsy’s Friends
  • Information about commuting to campus, carpool options, Zipcar coupon codes, MLA Free Shuttles

Barbenheimer Bingo in Alumnae Hall

The Chemistry and Physics Liaison is hosting a super fun bingo event next week, on November 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Alumnae Hall. This event is bringing in the physics of Oppenheimer and the fun women-power good vibes of Barbie into a fun bingo event that highlights the exciting dual release of the two films over the summer. 


There are lots of fun prizes including an Owala Water bottle, squishmallows, a tote bag, and more! There will be cupcakes, lemonade, iced tea, and a little photo-op station with a Barbenheimer-themed backdrop.


Come bring your friends and try to win some prizes, grab a cupcake, and take a cute photo! Please fill out the RSVP form!


Trustman Art Gallery: Sea Glass is Diamond

Simmons University presents Sea Glass is Diamond, featuring work by Loretta Park. The exhibition is on view from Monday, October 30, 2023 to Friday, December 15, 2023


In Sea Glass is Diamond, Park combines traditional fiber-art techniques with colorful, ordinary, and accessible objects to create vibrant, tactile sculptures. Using everything from nylon rope, plastic ice-cube trays and mesh bags to recyclables and scraps of paper, reimagining the everyday is a cornerstone of Park’s work. 


Visit the Trustman Art Gallery page for more information about this exhibition!


Dining Updates

Dining Advisory Group!

Want to join the Dining Advisory Group? Join us for dinner TONIGHT (Monday, November 6) at 5 PM in A-070 Special Functions Room! Email [email protected] to sign up.


Mobile Ordering Available for Late-Night until Thanksgiving! 

We are in the process of reopening the late-night options at Quad Side in Smith Hall. We expect to have 24/7 options ready to go by Thanksgiving; until then, we have MOBILE ORDERING FOR LATE-NIGHT! 


Download the Transact App, select Simmons University, and order ahead at Common Grounds, Fens Café, Bartol Grill and Late-Night at Bartol. Late-Night at Bartol Mobile Ordering is available Thursday – Sunday from 9pm-11:30pm. Late-night ordering is available until Thanksgiving Break.


Win $150 Gift Card or be one of three $50 Gift Card Winners! 

Take our Survey and you’ll be entered to win! You will provide us with valuable feedback to improve our services for you.


Upcoming Special Events at Fens Cafe and Bartol


11/14 – Kitchen 101 Chef Demo (Bartol Hall)

11/16 – We are Thankful For You Dinner (Bartol Hall)

11/17 – Tater Tot Bar (Fens Cafe)


See a complete listing of events on the Dining Services website.


Student Success Info Sessions & Workshops

Study Abroad Drop-In Sessions

Do you have questions about studying abroad? The Center for Global Education (CGE) is offering inquiry drop-in hours every Monday from 10:00 - 1:00 PM in the Center for Student Success.


For more info and to see all the ways they can help to globalize your Simmons experience, visit the CGE page!

Advising Workshops

Did you know that the Office of Undergraduate Advising has advising workshops? 


Check out our upcoming workshops: 

Nov 6: Presentation Skills with Success Coach Carolynn | 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Nov 9: Plan, Relax, & Succeed: A Workshop on Burnout with Success Coach Christina | 9 - 10 am

Nov 13: Mindset Yourself Up For Success with Success Coach Naomi | 3:30 - 4:30 pm


📅 Upcoming Events 📅

Week of November 6 - 12

  • Nov 6: Writing Workshop: Revision Skills | 12 - 1 pm | Center for Student Success & Zoom
  • Nov 7: Spring Semester Sign-Up Social | 11 am | Trustman Gallery (Hosted by the Literature and Writing Liaison)
  • Nov 8: National First Generation College Day Social | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | C-520 (Management Building) | RSVP
  • Nov 8: SURPASs Info Session | 5 - 6 pm | A-070 Special Functions Room & Zoom | RSVP
  • Nov 8: Barbenheimer Bingo | 6 pm | Alumnae Hall (Hosted by the Chemistry and Physics Liaison) | RSVP
  • Nov 10: Come Eat With Remy | 2 pm | A -152 (Hosted by the Nutrition Liaison)
  • Nov 11: Simmons Swim & Dive vs. UNE and Colby Sawyer College | 12 pm | Holmes Sports Center


Week of November 13 - 19

  • Nov 13: Writing Workshop: Grammar/Punctuation | 12 - 1 pm | Center for Student Success & Zoom
  • Nov 14: SWSG Annual Fall Bake Sale | 9 am | Fens Lobby (Hosted by Strong Women, Strong Girls)
  • Nov 15: REEF Rescued Food Market | 12 - 1:30 pm | Fens Lobby
  • Nov 15: Tour of Simmons Archive | 1 pm | Archives Reading Room (Hosted by the History Liaison)
  • Nov 16: Gratitude Cards | 3 pm | A-070 Special Functions Room (Hosted by Student Council Class of 2026)
  • Nov 17: REEF Relaxation Hour | 11 am | Commuter Student/Dix Scholar Lounge

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].