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Intermural student opportunities: COF edition

By Miller
Staff Writer

When you were admitted to Simmons College, you were also being admitted into the Colleges of the Fenway (COF). As a student of the COF, you will have access to programs held at Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College.

Not only can you cross-register for classes that are at also at Simmons, but you can also register for courses that Simmons does not provide.

In addition, students have access to the other colleges’ libraries, along with their study abroad programs.

As a member of the COF, you can join the school’s performing arts programs, such as dance, theater, chorus, orchestra, and jazz.

You can use your Fenway cash on the other campuses, join another campus’s organization, visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts for free, and help the COF continue to be green by joining the Center for Sustainability and the Environment.

There are also intramural sports you can join. The sports provided by the COF include flag football, which is played on Sweeney field at Wentworth and begins on Sept. 27. Outdoor soccer is played on the same field as flag football — it starts on Oct. 4.

Wentworth offers tennis, which begins Oct. 5. The winter 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at Wentworth’s Tansey Gym.

Volleyball takes place at the Emmanuel College Jean Yawkey Center, starting Oct. 11. Additionally, there will be a dodgeball tournament on Oct. 5, also at the Jean Yawkey Center.

On Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. is the 8th Annual COF Great Race Boston, which requires teams to donate 20 canned goods to the Greater Boston Food Bank in order to participate.

The COF race gives all of the participants an event T-shirt, a drawstring bag, a T pass for the day, and a Tennessee’s BBQ post-race meal.

If you are in need of an adventure on Halloween, the COF offers its “Beacon Hill with a Boo!” event. There students gather to bask in the elaborate and creative decorations, see hoards of trick-or-treaters, and go on a ghost tour packed with tales of mysterious murders and witches.

Close to Thanksgiving time, the COF holds a “Turkey Trot” within the Back Bay Fens. The almost 5K trot is a benefit for the Greater Boston Food Bank. It is open to all students and faculty members on on Nov. 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Snacks and water will be provided, along with musical entertainment.

In terms of the performing arts, the COF jazz band meets on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. starting Sept. 17 in Alumnae Hall on the Simmons Residential Campus. The COF orchestra also meets in Alumnae Hall on Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. However, the auditions were held on Sept. 10.

The COF choir meets from 7-9 p.m. in the Emmanuel College Chapel, which started on Monday Sept. 14. The COF theater project just held auditions on Sept. 15 and meets on Tuesdays from 7-10 p.m. at MassArt’s Tower Auditorium, 610 Huntington Ave.

There are many activities happening around Simmons College and other Colleges of the Fenway. If you want to learn more about these programs and other upcoming events prepared by the COF student-run organizations, please visit

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