Commencement

  • Simpson University Commencement Activities

    Commencement:

    Due to forecasted weather conditions, the commencement ceremony has been moved to the James M. Grant Student Life Center and split into two ceremonies as follows:

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. for Traditional Undergraduate Graduates (not including Nursing (RN-BSN) graduates)
    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 no later than 9 a.m. to robe. Commencement will be approximately one and a half to two hours long.
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    Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. for Traditional Undergraduate Nursing (RN-BSN), ASPIRE, and Master Degree Graduates
    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 no later than 1 p.m. to robe. Commencement will be approximately one and a half to two hours long.
    • CLICK HERE FOR 2:00 PM LIVE STREAMING EVENT

    Commencement Rehearsal:

    Mandatory for traditional daytime undergraduates only, master students are welcome, but not required.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4 p.m.
    Commencement rehearsal will take place in LaBaume-Rudat room 204 and attendance is mandatory for all TUG, RN-BSN, and Masters students planning to participate in the commencement ceremony.

  • Parking

    Parking is available in any open lot on campus. Parking attendants will assist you in find a place to park. (Please bear in mind that parking is limited and carpooling is strongly recommended.)

  • Cap & Gown Information

    Caps and gowns are available for pick up two weeks prior to the ceremony in Suite 201 of the Owens Student Services Center for traditional daytime undergraduates and masters students. ASPIRE students can pick up their cap and gown in the ASPIRE office. Graduates may claim these items two weeks prior to the ceremony. If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown, please contact the Registrar’s Office for mailing options and fees.

  • Tickets

    Tickets are required for the ASPIRE Graduation Ceremony. Please pick them up at the ASPIRE Office.

    Tickets will not be required for the Traditional Undergraduate and Masters Graduation.

  • Graduation Announcements & Accessories

    Graduation announcements and accessories are available through Jostens. Students may also call Jostens toll-free at 1-800-854-7464. Announcements take 2-3 weeks to be sent, once they are ordered.

    For more information, please call the Registrar’s Office (530) 226-4726 or email grad@simpsonu.edu. Graduation information packets will be sent to graduates closer to the ceremony date.

  • Graduation Accommodations

    At this time, the Oxford Suites Redding on Hilltop Drive is not able to provide a block of rooms for the spring commencement. Their rooms are all booked for Kool April Nites.

    A list of other lodging options is available at http://simpsonu.edu/wheretostay.