Commencement

  • Simpson University Commencement Activities

    Commencement:

    Spring, Summer, & Fall 2020 Ceremony

    Saturday, December 19th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for Traditional Undergraduates Students and 2:00 pm for Degree Completion and Masters Degrees.

    Commencement will be held in the James M. Grant Student Life Center at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Graduates must arrive 1 hour prior to their ceremony to robe. SU Commencement ceremonies are approximately one and a half to two hours long.

    **Spring 2020 Graduates should have received a “Graduation Form” via their Simpson Emails from the Registrar’s Office. Please complete this form as soon as possible for planning purposes.

    Please continue to check your email more information in the upcoming weeks.

  • Cap & Gown Information

    TUG Graduates: TUG Students can pick up their cap and gown in the Registrar’s Office (OC 201) beginning November, 2020.

    **Spring 2020 Grads: If you would like your cap & gown mailed to you, please fill out the Request to Mail Cap & Gown Form on the Registrar’s page and complete the Graduation Form that was sent to your SU email address.

    Masters Graduates: Master's graduates can pick up their cap and gown in the Registrar’s Office (OC 201) beginning November, 2020.

    **Spring 2020 Grads: If you would like your cap & gown mailed to you, please fill out the Request to Mail Cap & Gown Form on the Registrar’s page and complete the Graduation Form that was sent to your SU email address.

    Degree Completion (ASPIRE): Degree Completion students can pick up their cap and gown in the Adult & Graduate Professional Studies office (OC 202). If you would like your cap & gown mailed to you, please contact registrar@simpsonu.edu, or please fill out the Request to Mail Cap & Gown Form on the Registrar’s page.

    **Spring 2020 Grads: If you would like your cap & gown mailed to you, please fill out the Request to Mail Cap & Gown Form on the Registrar’s page and complete the Graduation Form that was sent to your SU email address.

  • Tickets

    Tickets are required for all Simpson Commencement Ceremonies. For the December 19th Ceremony, you will receive 8 tickets.

    Degree Completion students can pick up their tickets in the Adult & Graduate Professional Studies office. TUG and Master's students can pick their tickets up in the Registrar's Office when collecting their caps and gowns.

  • Accommodations

    We may be able to reserve seats for guests that need accommodations. Students may reserve UP TO 5 seats for guests with accommodations.

    If a student or guest will need accommodations for the ceremony, please fill out the Graduation Form sent to you in your email.

  • Jostens - Grad Announcements

    You can order graduation announcements through Jostens. Their website will be updated soon. The Jostens website to order Grad Announcements is https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1006315/Simpson-University/.

  • Photos by Grad Images

    Photos will be from Grad Images. Links to pre-order will be sent in subsequent emails.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    If you need to stay in Redding overnight, we recommend reaching out to the Oxford Suites, or Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Hilltop Drive. We encourage any guests needing hotel accommodations to please make reservations well in advance of the ceremony. A list of other lodging options is available at: simpsonu.edu/wheretostay.