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Venue: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Simmons College Commencement is held at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (formerly Bank of America Pavilion) at 290 Northern Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Security Measures at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

As a result of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon we have increased security personnel for this year's Commencement ceremony. Public venues throughout the country are increasing security in light of these events; this should not be viewed as an indication of any increased threat to the Boston area.

State and local police, Simmons Public Safety personnel and Blue Hills Bank Pavilion security personnel will be on-hand to assist with safety at the event, including inspection of bags and packages at all entrances.

We encourage attendees to avoid bringing oversized bags of any kind if possible and not to leave any belongings unattended while at the Pavilion. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with these increased security measures.

If you have any questions related to public safety at commencement please contact Simmons Public Safety at 617-521-1112 or Simmons Public Safety Chief Sean Collins at

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. The Pavilion will have a few wheelchairs available for transport from car to seating only. Families with guests with mobility issues should drive to the front door of the Pavilion and a Simmons volunteer will be of assistance. Please contact us at if you have accessibility issues.

Additional Information

Security and Accessibility

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