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Homecoming Week Event Schedule - Feb. 3-7 - ONE BIG WEEK!

Homecoming 2014 is a week filled with on campus fun for students that culminates in a Friday full of great activities for anyone who calls SU home--students, alumni, parents, friends of Simpson, faculty and staff. You don't want to miss any of it! Be sure to come back to this webpage during the weekend to see pictures and recaps!

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Campus Wide Spirit Week Events

Mon-Fri Theme Days (Click for photos)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Nerd Day Teacher
Wacky Day Throwback
School Spirit Day
  • Nerd Day Monday - channel your inner Urkel and whip out your suspenders and pocket protectors
  • Teacher Tuesday - students dress like their favorite teacher
  • Wacky Wednesday - anything goes as long as it's a little weird like tutu's or miss matched clothes. Just don't leave your room looking normal
  • Throwback Thursday - students will dress from their favorite era
  • School Spirit Friday - students dress up in Simpson gear

The Alumni Relations Office will award a daily winner from all of those who show their school spirit by dressing the part on themed spirit week dress up days. The departments that have the most and/or best dressed winners will be awarded spirit points towards the big party prize at the end of the week.

If you are local alumni and want to check out the fun happening during the week on campus, we would love for you to stop by and join in the festivities!

MondayGYFAD (Click for photos)

  SU student leadership teams are going above and beyond to create a spirit week for students packed full of themed dress up days, fun activities including GYFAD--Get Your Friend A Date. GYFAD is from 7-10 p.m. (NOTE: Posters say the event starts at 5:30 p.m., but the acutal start time is 7 p.m.)

Mon-TuesStaff and Faculty Door Decorating Contest (Click for photos)

  Staff and faculty will be decorating doors of classrooms in the Owen Center and offices in the Heritage Student Life Center. Departments will compete for spirit points, and first and second prize will be announced on Friday. Winning departments will be given a party (pizza, ice-cream, pie, etc.) of their choosing. Judging will begin Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Tues-WedPowder Puff Tournament (Click for photos)

  There will be a Powder Puff Basketball Tournament with games during Homecoming Week. The championship finals will be Wednesday, Feb.5. So ladies, get some teammates together and recruit some guys to cheer you on. Watch for sign-ups in the Caf. Even if you are not planning to play, definitely mark your calendars to cheer on your favorite teams.

Thur-FriStudent Car Decorating Contest

  The student car decorating contest is just one component of the spirit competition between classes held throughout the week. Teams of 4-6 students that are all from one graduating class can sign up to decorate a car and win a cash prize AND spirit points for their class. The cars will be decorated by 1:30 p.m. on Friday and will be parked inside the tailgate party in a roped off area. Students, alumni, grandparents and guests on campus will cast votes and the winning car (and team) will be announced at the men's basketball game Friday night.

Thursday Who Done It? – Clue Mystery Challenge

  SU student leadership will be hosting a night of intrigue, excitement and adventure, as teams of staff and students try to solve who stole Red the Redhawk. A CASH prize will still be awarded at the bon fire gathering following the game. Smores will be served- YUM! This event starts at 7 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 7

All Day Grandparent Day

  Grandparents will be spending the day with their students, enjoying activities planned specifically for them.

10:20 a.m. Alumni Chapel

  Join us as we welcome and recognize distinguished alumni and grandparents. This year’s chapel speakers are Jim and Amy Bailey ('95). They will talk about their lives in pastoral ministry and world missions. The Baileys were the student voices that revitalized and created what is now Simpson University's student missions program (now called WorldSERVE). Jim and Amy are serving at The Stirring in Redding, Calif., and have dedicated their lives to equipping and sending young adult leaders to serve Jesus locally and around the world. Come hear their story and be inspired by God's kingdom advance. .

Listen to the chapel message here

4-7 p.m. Tailgate Party Extravaganza & BBQ (Click for photos)


A fun time for all, the SU Tailgate Party, sponsored by the Alumni Association, is from 4-7 p.m. his is a "rain-or-shine" Alumni Association event that has something for everyone -- students, alumni, and families. We will have free-throw contests, face painting, inflatable jump house, basketball game, and 30-foot fun course, a BBQ catered by Fat Boys, games, prize wheel, visits from the Red Hawk mascot and more! Booths will be set-up with carnival style games. Soft drinks, goodies, and popcorn concession stands will be available with all proceeds to benefit student mission teams. Cost for the BBQ is an incredibly low $2/students & children under 10; $5 for alumni; $7 for other guests.

5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. William Jessup (Click for photos)


Click here to see the women's basketball team's roster and schedule.

Click on the link below at 5:30 p.m. PST to see this game.

7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. William Jessup (Click for photos)


*There will be a discounted rate of $3 for alumni who join us for the tailgate party.

As always, SU students will get in free of charge with a valid student ID.

Click here to view the men's basketball team's roster and schedule.

Click on the link below at 7:30 p.m. PST to see this game.

Red Hawks lose Homecoming game to rivals 02.07.14

8:15 p.m. Halftime Activities (Click for photos)


Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen
Raffle for Free Throw Contest and a chance to win one of two grand prizes!
Announcement of Staff and Faculty Decorating Contest Winner



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Oxford Suites in Redding, approximately 3 miles from campus. Please call 800.762.0133 and request the Simpson University Homecoming rate. Rooms are subject to availability at a rate of $89 (plus taxes) per night and include an full breakfast.