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.