Parent Events

Orientation Weekend

When you bring your student to get settled in at Simpson University, there are several opportunities for you to get your questions answered and begin to get connected as part of the SU family. On Friday, Parent Relations staff will be on hand at the Welcome Center, the first stop for you and your student. Take a break at the Parent Oasis while our current students help with move-in. Later that day, you will have opportunity to meet professors at a reception. Saturday begins with a not-to-miss delicious catered breakfast for parents.

Parent Weekend - October 16-17, 2015

A student and her parents celebrating Parent Day

Parents and families are invited to join their students on campus the weekend of October 16-17. On Friday, you will be able to attend morning classroom visits and witness the historic inauguration of Simpson University's 14th president. Saturday will take us into the Redding community for a rousing game or two of bowling followed by a pizza lunch where we will give out awards. Families are encouraged to wear their craziest socks for bowling. Prizes will be given for both scores and socks!

Grandparent Day - February 5, 2016

A student and her grandparents celebrating Grandparent Day

Grandparents are invited to the Simpson campus for a special day with their student. Visit classes, meet Interim President Dr. Dummer, attend chapel, and more! A professional photographer will take commemorative family photos. For more information or to register, please visit or contact Alumni and Parent Relations at or (530) 226-4765.

Homecoming Weekend - February 8-13, 2016

Students pose in balloon hats during Homecoming Weekend

Parents, grandparents, alumni and students are invited to participate in Simpson University's Homecoming Weekend. Join us for a fun tailgate party, basketball games, and more.