Residence Life

An interactive map featuring Simpson University’s residence halls Res Halls - Measell-Taylor Res Halls - Cooper Heath Res Halls - Currie Ediger Res Halls - Morgan-Sharpe Res Halls - Irwin-Shellrude Res Halls - Thompson-Mangham

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Residence life is an integral part to the Simpson University experience. It is a place to build community and make lifelong friends. Because of Simpson’s commitment to the residential experience undergraduate students are expected to live on campus. For more information about Simpson’s residency requirements, click here. The University’s commitment is based on current research and is in line with some of the best practices for liberal arts institutions.

Success - Research suggests that students who live on campus are more successful academically and have a more satisfying overall college experience. The fusion between living together and learning together sets the foundation for a thriving residential experience. This includes persistence to graduation and academic performance. Simpson wants students to succeed and to have the best learning experience possible.

Involvement - Research also shows that students who live on campus are more engaged during their time in college. Students who live on campus are typically more involved in campus activities, clubs and extracurricular activities. Simpson wants students to be involved and to be more engaged in the community.

Connection - In addition, students who live on campus connect with more students. Social connections and academically supportive connections are vital for students to be successful. Living on campus helps to facilitate connections with other students, faculty outside of the classroom and with staff who live on campus. Simpson wants students to feel connected to others and to find their fit on campus.

Beyond expectations, there are also many other reason for students to live on campus. For more information about the benefits of living on campus, click here.

  • Our Residence Halls

    Simpson has six residence halls. Thompson-Mangham and Currie-Ediger are men’s halls, Irwin-Shellrude, Morgan-Sharpe, and Cooper-Heath are for women, and Measell-Taylor is a co-ed residence hall. Each residence hall is equipped with I.D. card access security. Communal kitchens are available to all residents along with communal lounges which include Direct TV and coin-operated laundry facilities. Individual rooms include either suite-style bathrooms or private bathrooms depending upon the style of room as well as individual thermostat control (A/C and Heating) and high-speed internet access.

  • Residence Life Mission Statement

    As a Christ-centered community, Residence Life fosters an environment that promotes student success and is committed to purposeful connections, academic integration, student participation, and the personal and spiritual development of residents.

  • Residence Life Structure

    Director of Residence Life: A student development professional, the Director provides leadership and vision for the Residence Life department. This person directly supervises Resident Directors and the Residence Life Specialist.

    Residence Life Specialist: Part-time employee providing administrative support to both the Director of Residence Life and the Resident Directors. This person oversees the housing process and assists students with both housing applications and exemptions.

    Resident Directors (RD): Full-time professional staff providing supervision and support to Resident Assistants. These staff members oversee hall programming and support residents in order to foster community and provide a safe and secure residential experience.

    Resident Assistants (RA): Student leaders who are trained to provide support to an assigned section of the residence hall. They promote community and serve residents through their knowledge of University resources.

    Staff Residing on Campus (SROC): The Staff Residing on Campus (SROC) are Simpson staff members who support residential students and positively influence traditional undergraduates by living on campus in the residence halls and by offering programs that contribute to the holistic development of students.

    Click to view Residence Life Staff

  • Adopt-A-Floor Program

    The Adopt-A-Floor Program is an important part of the Residence Life plan to foster a thriving living-learning experience. Faculty and staff interaction is highly valued for it's positive impact on student success. This program gives residents direct access to faculty outside of the classroom. Simpson faculty and staff are given the opportunity to 'adopt' one of the residence hall floors across campus. Residence Life staff then work closely with their adopter to help them find meaningful ways to connect with residents. Typical adopter involvement includes attending residence hall events and adopter led activities, such as educational movie viewings or book discussion.

  • Contact Residence Life

    Office: Visit the Residence Life Office, located in the Grant Suite of the Owen Student Services Building (Suite 206)


    Phone: (530) 226-4975

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