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Discover Simpson University

Get the most out of your campus visit by attending one of our Preview Weekends. You’ll experience a day in the life of a Simpson student by attending chapel, going to class, getting to know faculty, dining in the cafeteria, and touring the campus. All this followed by exceptional evening of entertainment SU style and getting to see first-hand what residence life is all about when you “room” with a Simpson student for a night. This two-day event is a fun way to learn more about Simpson University and discover your place in a wonderful community!

Visit Events

  • Fall Preview Weekend
  • Spring Preview Weekend
  • Red Hawk Summer


Red Hawk Summer - July 18-19

This weekend will include the sights and sounds of Simpson University and the surrounding community. Prospective students will have the opportunity to feel connected with their inner “REDHAWK” , the Redding community, and other incoming Simpson students. Enjoy a variety of events including a tour of the Redding area, a lake day and worshiping with local worship leaders. The cost for this event is $35.

Here is a partial view of the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, July 18

  • *Check in: 1:30-2 p.m. in the Bean Scene Coffee Shop
  • *Welcome: 2 p.m.
  • Activities: 2:30 p.m.
  • *Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
  • More fun after dinner!
  • Prospective students over the age of 16 may stay overnight in one of our residence halls.

Saturday, July 19

  • Lake Day! 10 a.m.
  • End of weekend: 3 p.m.

*Parents are welcome to join in on these activities

This will be one RED-HAWK-SUMMER!!!!

You are welcome to visit us any day of the week. We recommend a Wednesday or Friday because then you’ll get the following:

  • Campus Tour (please plan for 1 hour)
  • Meeting with your personal admissions counselor
  • Chapel
  • Complimentary lunch in the Emeriti Dining Center (up to 3 people)
  • Class Visit

If you would like to schedule a specific meeting with a coach or professor in your desired field of study or a music audition, please let us know at least one week in advance.

The preferred arrival hour to campus is 9am. If you need to arrive at a later time, please let us know!


We are able to accommodate overnight visiting students Thursday through Friday evenings for one night. To stay overnight, the student must be a high school senior or a transfer student. Visiting students will be housed with a current student in one of our residence halls. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and other necessary toiletries. A week advance notice is required for an overnight visit. For off-campus lodging information please click here.

Before you visit us...

The Simpson University community has a few important events and holidays throughout the year. Please review the information below to ensure your visit plans won't conflict with holiday weekends or final examinations. We also recommend you check out our Important Dates page.

If you will be in the area for a couple of hours, drop by the campus and enjoy a tour. Daily tours start at 11:30am or 2pm Monday - Friday. Tours are one hour in length, so please wear comfortable shoes.

The Admissions Office Welcome Center is located on the first floor of the Owen Student Service Center on the south end of campus.

Our business office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm

Daily tours start at 11:30am or 2pm Monday - Friday.

Saturday tours are available upon request.

If for any reason you need to cancel or reschedule a visit, please contact us (1-888-9-SIMPSON).

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