Annual Events

  • Orientation (January, September)

    Orientation Weekend is about helping new students entering our traditional undergraduate program with their transition into life at Simpson. They will meet admissions counselors, resident life and first-year experience leaders, academic advisers, staff members, and professors.

  • Simpson University for Seniors (January-April, September-November)

    Simpson University for Seniors is a series of month-long courses offered to adults of all ages. Classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:20 – 11:20 a.m. on the Simpson University campus. The cost per course is $95 per person or $145 per married couple.

  • Commencement (January, April)

    Grandparents are invited to the Simpson campus for a special day with their student. They are given the opportunity to visit classes, meet the president, attend chapel, and more! A professional photographer will take commemorative family photos. For more information or to register, please visit simpsonu.edu/gpday.

  • Grandparent Weekend (February)

    Grandparents are invited to the Simpson campus for a special day with their student. They are given the opportunity to visit classes, meet the president, attend chapel, and more! A professional photographer will take commemorative family photos. For more information or to register, please visit simpsonu.edu/gpday.

  • Homecoming (February)

    Homecoming is a week filled with on-campus fun for students that culminates in a weekend full of great activities for anyone who calls SU home--students, alumni, parents, friends of Simpson, faculty and staff. Join us for a fun tailgate party, basketball games, and more.

  • Career Fair (February)

    Each year, the Career Services team gives businesses and students the opportunity to interface with each other at Simpson University's Career Fair. Employers share career opportunities, internship possibilities, and immediate job openings.

  • Student Research Symposium (March)

    The Student Research Symposium is an annual, daylong event where students from Simpson University’s undergraduate, Adult Studies and graduate programs present talks, posters or panel discussions on a wide variety of topics. The public is invited to attend the 10- to 30-minute presentations or facilitated poster sessions.

    The symposium began in 2011 as a faculty initiative to give students an opportunity to share their research outside the classroom. Divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with a lunchtime plenary address, the symposium is modeled after professional academic conferences.

  • Spring Preview Weekend (March)

    Spring Preview Weekend is full of festivities, music, and informative seminars. Attendees will include our current student body, youth groups, leaders and prospective students. Friday night’s entertainment will feature NiteLife, an event where Simpson University students present a live talent show of unique performances.

  • Athletics Annual Golf Tournament (April)

    The Simpson University Athletics 8th Annual Golf Tournament previously scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2016, has been cancelled until further notice.

    The Simpson University Athletic Annual Golf Tournament is held each April and raises funds for athletic scholarships. The tournament registration fee includes 18-holes of golf, range ball, and breakfast and lunch. There are multiple event sponsorship opportunities available as well.

  • Red Hawk Summer (July)

    Incoming students are invited to become a part of the Simpson community while earning VIP status at Fall Orientation by attending our Red Hawk Summer weekend. The weekend will include the sights and sounds of Simpson University and the surrounding community.

  • School of Adult Studies Open House (Summer)

    Our Open House events give you the opportunity to learn about how the ASPIRE program’s unique class structure and programs are designed to help you earn a degree in 12-16 months. You can also have your transcripts evaluated, questions answered about financial aid, help filling out the FASFA, and more. Staff from Student Financial Services, Registrar, Enrollment and ASPIRE will be on hand to answer your questions.

  • Business Luncheon (August or September)

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  • Day of Service (September)

    For over 10 years, Simpson University students have partnered with community organizations in the university’s annual Day of Service, which is a a start-of-the-year tradition at Simpson.

  • Parent Weekend (October)

    Each fall parents are invited to spend the weekend on campus visiting their students. Parents are given opportunities to attend classes and chapel with students, fellowship with other parents, meet staff and faculty at an evening reception and challenge other families at a black light miniature golf tournament.

  • Fall Preview Weekend (October)

    At our Fall Preview Weekend, you will experience a day in the life of a Simpson student by attending chapel, going to class, getting to know faculty, dining in the cafeteria, and touring the campus. All this is followed by an exceptional evening of entertainment SU style and getting to see first-hand what residence life is all about when you “room” with a Simpson student for a night. On Saturday, you will have the opportunity to participate in several optional activities or meetings.

  • Exposure Film Festival (November)

    Exposure is an annual film festival hosted by Simpson University, which displays the theatric and artistic side of Simpson through student-made films that have been performed, written and directed by aspiring filmmakers on campus. This festival provides a chance for the Simpson and Redding communities to come and enjoy a formal event which fosters creativity, fun, and originality.