Orientation Information

Welcome to Simpson University! Please click on the tab for your program to see Orientation dates and details.


Spring 2014

Sunday, January 5 – Monday, January 6, 2014

Below is a partial look at the schedule of events for Spring Orientation. Please note: This is an incomplete schedule and is subject to change.

Sunday, January 5
1 p.m. On-Campus Resident Student Check-In/Move-In
Owen Student Services Center
3 p.m. New Student & Parent Welcome
3:30 p.m. FYE & TraC Groups Meet
Parent Reception
5 p.m. Dinner
6 p.m. Welcome Chapel*
7 p.m. FYE & TraC Movie Night

* Following Chapel, we respectfully request that parents say goodbye and depart from campus. Your student’s journey at Simpson has begun and will continue with many activities that will help him or her transition to life at Simpson.

Monday, January 6
8-9 a.m. Off-Campus Commuter Student Check-In
Owen Student Services Center
9 a.m. Commuter Student, Parent & Spouse Welcome
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. All New Student Mandatory Meetings

Your community here on campus is preparing for your arrival. We want you to have an amazing weekend!

During the weekend, we will be here to help with every step as you transition into life here at Simpson. Your SU student leaders are here to serve - you will meet your admissions counselor, resident life and first-year experience leaders. You will also meet your academic adviser, staff members, and professors who will walk with you on your journey throughout the academic year and beyond.

Orientation Weekend is about you, your fellow classmates and lifelong friendships. Hear what current students have to say about their Simpson experience.

Orientation Weekend is mandatory for all incoming students - first-time freshman and transferring students.


Orientation is a mandatory event. All accepted students are required to register in advance.

Summer 2014
If your major is online: Organizational Leadership & Psychology
Orientation Activities: April 7-27
If your major is on campus: Psychology and Liberal Studies
Thursday, May 1, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Owen Student Services Center Lobby - Please bring one form of ID

Please contact admissions at 530-226-4606 if you have any questions.

Fall 2013 - M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Friday, July 12, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall 2013 - Student Teaching Orientation

M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Friday, August 2, 2013
1-5 p.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2013
1-5 p.m.

Fall 2013 - School of Education Credential Program

Thursday, August 22, 2013
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Summer 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013

Fall 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013