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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Simmons College has a nice small, compact campus. Therefore, it's easy to get around.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The undergraduate campus I went to was gorgeous - everything was perfect.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Auburn is the best campus in the US. There is so much tradition, not to mention gorgeous buildings and a huge football stadium.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There's always something going on!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: No complaints here! I use the gym frequently, and everything has suited my needs thus far.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 308th
    Best Library
  • 586th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 807th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1020th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1358th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Krista Evans
Florence, AL
Political Science/International Relations
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Simmons is growing, and because of that, improvements are rapidly being made to campus facilities. Future plans continue to please alumnae and students. A $250-million-rebuilding program has modernized the classic Main College Building, with a new College center, conference center, computer kiosks, and the updating of classrooms. The School of Management building recently opened, as well. Current students are glad to have the walkways free again and to not have to listen to the sounds of drills during lectures. The One Palace Road building is home to a high-tech media resource center, the Career Education Center, Writing Center, various offices, and many comfortable classrooms. Underground parking is available for staff under this highly modern addition.

Aesthetically, the Main Campus Building has maintained its classic architecture—the brass weathervane still acts as a beacon and object of pride. The main staircase is worn in the places generations of women have ascended. The small scale of the campus ensures no building can be forgotten, and grounds and cleaning staff work to keep the buildings clean and the grass green. The Holmes sports center houses many stress-releasing pieces of sports equipment, and students come here to seek refuge on the treadmill, in the swimming pool, or on the track.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
20 acres
Student Centers
  • Quadside Café
  • Student Activities Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Simmons College
Popular Places to Chill
  • Dorm lounges
  • The Fens
  • Quadside Café
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Java City in the Main Campus Building
  • Myers Café in Beatley Library
  • Quadside Café on the Residence Campus
Movie Theater on Campus
Movies are shown in Quadside Café and occasionally outside on the quad of the Residence Campus.
School Slang
  • ASA: Asian Student Association
  • BSO: Black Student Organization
  • CAB: Campus Activity Board
  • CSO: Commuter Student Organization
  • DSA: Dix Scholar Association
  • The Fens: The cafeteria in the basement of the Main Campus Building
  • First-Year: Term used for incoming students. Replaces the term freshman, since there are few male students on campus
  • FYE: First-Year Experience class
  • GSLIS: Graduate School of Library Sciences
  • LEAP: Lifetime Exercise and Activities Program
  • The MCB: Main Campus Building
  • Modes: One of the eight categories of classes required for graduation
  • OLA: Organizacion Latina Association
  • The Quad: The grass lawn on the Residence Campus
  • Smifas: Students at the School of Museum of Fine Arts
  • SOAR: Online registration program
  • The T : The subway
  • Floor Snacks: Floormates in each resident hall gather in their lounge or even in the hallway to catch up with their neighbors and resident advisors.
  • Senior Week: Celebrating graduation, seniors begin the festivities a week before commencement with a series of events such as a formal dinner or formal dance.
  • Simmons Cup: Throughout the academic year, dormitories compete to accumulate Simmons Cup points. This annual field day event pits each residence dorm against the other in a day of outdoor events. Events have included a tug of war, pie eating, and a scavenger hunt.
  • Strawberry Breakfast and May Day: Every May 1, students from the sophomore class wake up seniors at the crack of dawn by banging pots and pans. The day continues with a maypole dance, tree planting, and a breakfast with strawberry offerings. A faculty member is asked to address the class with words of wisdom.
  • Student Faculty Dinner: Seniors anxiously await the annual Senior Faculty Dinner. Dressed up, seniors dine with their professors in celebrationof their graduation. It is a chance for students to enjoy a catered dinner with each other and toast their faculty. Departmental honors are announced during dinner, while the wine flows freely.
  • Tea : There is a lot of tea brewing on campus. Resident students meet each month or once a week to socialize and eat. The honors program hosts monthly teas for its members to hear guest speakers and keep students up-to-date on information. Many student groups host small lectures while serving tea.
  • Winter Wonderland: Before students leave for winter break, Bartol dining hall is revamped for a community feast. Faculty and students fill the dining hall tables, as the College president cuts the ham. The residence halls are decorated with lights and ribbons by their hall councils to complete the winter wonderland feeling.
Favorite Things To Do
If you are looking for something to do on campus, try catching an afternoon lecture or sipping a cup of coffee in Java City. On the Residence Campus, students enjoy the sun on the quad or watching a show on the big screens in the Quadside Café. Sun on the quad, curl up with a book in the library, and wade in the hot tub in the Holmes Sports Center
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 21 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 35% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 30% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 26% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 13% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 39% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 39% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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