Commencement

  • Simpson University Commencement Activities

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    Notice: We sincerely apologize for the livestream issues that occurred during the commencement. This video shows nearly the entire event, from beginning to end. Please be aware that there is a brief period where the video feed cuts out and only audio is heard. This issue only lasts a short time, from 39 minutes and 46 seconds to 42 minutes and 6 seconds.


    Commencement:

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. for ASPIRE, Traditional Undergraduates, and Master Degree Graduates

    Commencement will be held in the James M. Grant Student Life Center at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Masters and Traditional Undergraduates must arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. Aspire graduates must arrive no later than 9 a.m. Commencement will be approximately one and a half to two hours long. Due to unpredictable weather and various other details, the Academic Office and Commencement Committee have determined that this event will be held indoors and will be a ticketed event. Graduates will receive 10 tickets each and receive email communication with details for obtaining these tickets.


    Commencement Rehearsal:

    Mandatory for TUG and Master's Graduates

    Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
    Commencement rehearsal will take place in in the James M. Grant Student Services Center (not LR-204) and attendance is mandatory for all TUG students planning to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony if they do not attend this mandatory rehearsal.


    Baccalaureate:

    Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.

    Baccalaureate will begin at 7 p.m. in the James M. Grant Student Life Center at Simpson University, 2111 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Graduates need to wear their graduation gowns (no caps or cords) and should arrive by 6:40 p.m. for the processional.

  • Parking

    Parking is available in any open lot on campus. Parking attendants will assist you in finding a place to park. (Please bear in mind that parking is limited and carpooling is strongly recommended.)

  • Cap & Gown Information

    TUG Graduates: Caps and gons will be distributed at an event called Grad Finale. This will be your only opportunity to pick up your caps and gowns. Please watch your Simpson University email for more details.

    RN-BSN and Masters Graduates: Your caps and gowns will be available for pick-up in the Registrar's Office between Monday, April 15, 2019 and Friday, April 26, 2019 by 3:30 p.m.

    ASPIRE:The ASPIRE Office will contact students once caps and gowns are ready to pick up in their office.

    Note to all graduates: All caps and gowns must be picked up prior to the commencement rehearsal on Friday, April 26, 2019 (3:30 p.m.).

  • Weather Contingency / Ticket Information

    Tickets are required for this year's commencement ceremony. Graduates will receive 10 tickets each and will soon receive email communication with details for obtaining these tickets. This number is based on fire codes, the number of walking graduates, and the capacity of the gym.

  • Graduation Announcements & Accessories

    Graduation announcements and accessories are available through Jostens. Students may also call Jostens toll-free at 1-800-854-7464. Announcements take 2-3 weeks to be sent, once they are ordered.

    For more information, please call the Registrar’s Office (530) 226-4111 or email grad@simpsonu.edu. Graduation information packets will be sent to graduates closer to the ceremony date.

  • URGENT - Graduation Accommodations

    If you need to stay in Redding overnight, please reserve rooms ASAP! "Kool April Nites" is during the same time as our commencement ceremony so many hotels are already booked up.