Frequently Asked Questions Moving in can be stressful and confusing, so we've tried to simplify the process by anticipating some of your questions. If you have questions about that are not covered here, please check out the Office of Residence Life website at www.simmons.edu/reslife. You can also contact us at 617-521-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are roommate matc hes made? Our office will match you with a roommate based on the preferences stated on your housing application. If you would like to self-select a roommate, we encourage you to utilize the Simmons College Class of 2019 Facebook Group to meet other first year students who might be a compatible fit. You can request a roommate on the Housing Application; if you have already filled it out, you may amend it by filling out the “Housing Application Change Form.” Make sure that the other roommate requests you as well! A ll req uests must be received by W edn es day, July 1 at 11:5 9 pm. W hat is t he differenc e betw een all of t he residenc e halls? Due to the large incoming class we have even more housing options this year. We’ve added Peabody Hall, right next door at Wheelock College, to our community. Every hall has its own unique characteristics, and all four house first year and upperclass students. They are set up as mostly double rooms, with a few triples, quads and firedoor connected doubles.
Peabody H all is located at Wheelock College, and will house approximately 75 incoming first-year students. Peabody is a mix of singles and doubles and includes semi-private bathrooms (4-6 students to a bathroom) and an elevator. Those students living in Peabody will still have access to everything Simmons has to offer, including our on-campus meal plan, Sports Center and library. Simmons students will occupy the 4th and 5 th floor of Peabody. Morse H all is home to a mix of classes, first year students and returners. Morse students love its small community feel, and its large screen TV on the 1st floor. Morse is home of the Arts theme floor and Honors community.
S outh Hal l is the Wellness Hall. Students opting to live there will need to abide by the Wellness guidelines, which include no alcohol or smoking while inside or outside of the community. Students from all class levels are mixed throughout South Hall. South residents are very proud of the beautiful dark wood crown molding, which gives it a classic feel. S im mons Hall is our largest 1st year and transfer community. Simmons Hall has a very large living room with a flat screen TV installed above the fireplace. Simmons also has a computer lab on its second floor, and study lounges on the third and fourth. Simmons also hosts the Sports Pride floor, Substance Free floor, and Women Only floor. W hat are t riple room s like? With a large incoming class, we anticipate some students will be housed in triples in Simmons and Morse Halls. Housing assignments in triples will be based on housing deposit date. While Trip le Room s have a little less space and privacy than double rooms, we work hard to ensure tripled students have a successful experience, and enjoy the opportunity to develop close relationships with their roommates. We often find when students living in triple rooms are given the opportunity to move to a double room, they decline the offer because of the connections they've forged with their roommates. Students who live in triples for the entire first semester will receive a priority lottery number for the 2016-2017 Housing Selection process.
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