Simmons Hall

Simmons Hall is conveniently located on the Pedestrian Mall next to the Deacon Jones Dining Hall. Residents enjoy close proximity to classroom buildings, the Science and Math Complex, and the DeVos Student Recreation Complex. Each bedroom contains two extra-long twin beds, two chests of drawers, two desks with chairs, two closets, and a sink/vanity. Students have access to a furnished TV lounge and community kitchen on each floor. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and a stove/oven, and cabinet space. Renovated community bathrooms and showers, along with coin/card-operated laundry facilities, are also located on each floor. A unique feature of Simmons Hall is that it is connected by a hallway to Nora Chambers and Tharp Hall.

Theme and Focus

"House of Belonging" 1 Peter 3:8-9

Community Outreach

This year, Nora/Simmons will be partnering with "Girls on the Run." They are a international nonprofit who inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We pray that as we partner with Girls on the Run that we will help young girls be able to embrace their differences; find strength in each other; nurture their physical, emotional, and spiritual health; lead with an open heart; and stand up for themselves and others. We are so excited to journey alongside them!

Inside Simmons Hall

Female Freshman & Sophomore
66 Residents
Laundry Facilities
Wireless Internet
Simmons Hall

Meet the Resident Director: Hannah Gilstrap

By being an RD, I am able to help, encourage, and love young women who are in a monumental time of transition in their lives. I was impacted by Residential Life and Housing, and now I want to create lasting memories for my students as well. Nora Chambers and Simmons Hall is a home where laughter, joy, tears, and lots of pajama parties happen, but it is also where the Lord is found, community is built, and authentic relationships are made. By the end of each year, my hope is that each resident will leave knowing their worth, rooted in the word of God and that they feel belonging in our home all together. I pray they will see the community supporting them and want to continue to seek out the beauty around them.
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