Residence life is an integral part of the Simpson University experience. It is a place to build community and make lifelong friends. Based on the university's commitment to student success and the residential experience, a majority of undergraduate students live in one of the university on-campus residences.
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.
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.
Benefits of Living on Campus
Simpson University is committed to the residential experience and views it as an extension of the classroom. In contrast to distance learning approaches and community college, Simpson is intentionally residential for undergraduates, with approximately 88% of new students living on campus. We believe the residential experience is one of the many benefits of a Simpson education.
Simpson University believes that living on campus is a valuable part of the university experience. The Residence Life program supports student success and thriving by fostering holistic student development and supporting the student’s academic goals. Specifically, campus living offers the advantages of close fellowship with other students, opportunities to develop and grow in various aspects of personal life, and easy involvement with university activities. It also provides ready access to the library and other on-campus academic resources.
The university’s commitment to on-campus living is based on current research and is in line with some of the best practices for liberal arts institutions.
Based on the university's commitment to student success and the residential experience, undergraduate students are expected to live in one of the university on-campus residences.
Any student that desires to live off campus must submit an Exception Application. Exemption Applications must be verified and approved before a student is no longer expected to live on campus.
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.
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.
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