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Simon Partners

Welcome to the Simon Community. By this point, you’ve probably met a few of your future classmates through the Facebook group. Maybe you’ve even researched classes and professors. Sounds like you’re all set. What about your spouse or significant other? What will they be doing while you’re in school? Have no fear, Simon Partners is here.

What is Simon Partners?

Simon Partners Public Market The Simon Partners Club is a casual social club operated by the significant others of Simon students. Its mission is to support students and their partners (dating, engaged, married, or otherwise) and families relocating to Rochester, NY, or assimilating into the business school culture by providing:

  • Social activities and networking opportunities
  • Resources and contacts in the Rochester area
  • Venues for involvement within the Simon community

We hope to encourage students and their partners to immerse themselves within the Rochester community and to take of advantage of all it has to offer. Our goal is to reach out to every husband, wife, child, and significant other involved with Simon, as well as partners of prospective Simon students. And, of course, students are welcome to join their partners and family for all events.

Join Us

Simon Partners - students outside We invite all partners to become a member of Simon Partners, even if they’ll just be visiting during the weekends. There is no cost to join (other than the cost of various events throughout the year, such as museum admission, etc.). Joining is easy; just send an email to the Simon Full-Time MBA and MS Admissions Office stating your interest in joining. We look forward to meeting all incoming partners!


Contact us by emailing the Simon Full-Time MBA and MS Admissions Office.

The International Services Office (ISO) also offers support to dependent spouses of international students with orientations, monthly newsletters, and group gatherings.

Frequently Asked Questions

I didn’t know I could join a club at Simon Business School! What else can I do as the partner of a Simon student? 

You can get a membership to the on-campus gym and join other student groups at Simon Business School. For more information, send us an email.

What can I expect from Simon Partners?

Because Simon Partners is a social club, we provide lots of opportunities for socializing, networking, and getting to know various places of interest in the Rochester community.  We will have frequent meetings throughout the academic year in order for partners to meet each other and share ideas for activities. Additionally, you can look forward to monthly events organized by Simon Partners. Past activities have included a picnic at a local park, visits to the George Eastman House and Memorial Art Gallery, meals at local eateries like the Tap & Mallet and Hogan’s Hideaway, and Halloween pumpkin carving.

How do I join Simon Partners? 

That’s easy! Just send an email to the Simon Full-Time MBA and MS Admissions Office.

Do you have any suggestions on how to find fun places to eat/visit in the Rochester area? 

You bet! Two wonderful online resources are: RocWiki “The People’s Guide to Rochester” and Visit Rochester.

Can you direct me to some helpful resources to learn more about Rochester, New York?

Below are some helpful references to transitioning to life in Rochester:

Can I (a partner) take classes at Simon?

The non-matriculated start to the part-time MBA is the only option individuals have to enroll in Simon classes without being admitted to one of our programs. You must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to take these courses. Additionally, partners may opt to audit Simon classes for a fee. However, in the past Simon has also had couples concurrently enrolled in Simon degree programs. To learn more about your options to take courses at Simon, please contact the Full-Time MBA and MS Admissions Office at or at (585) 275-3533.

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