• Simpson University Commencement Activities


    Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. for all graduates
    Commencement will be held in the James M. Grant Student Life Center at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Graduates must arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to robe. Commencement will be approximately one and a half to two hours long.

    Following is the link to the recorded commencement ceremony. Although most of the event was recorded, due to technical difficulties with the YouTube Live Streaming services, only the last hour of the ceremony is available.

    Winter Grad Finale / Commencement Rehearsal:

    Mandatory for traditional daytime undergraduates

    Monday, December 3, 2018 from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
    TUG grads only: Winter Grad Finale will take place in the Collord/Humphries room in the Emeriti Dining Center on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Graduates will receive commencement instructions, pick up caps and gowns, pick up their tickets for Commencement, confirm their mailing addresses for their diplomas, and receive their senior gifts at this mandatory event.

  • Parking

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

  • Cap & Gown Information

    Master’s graduates will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office with information regarding the pick-up times/dates for caps and gowns. ASPIRE students can pick up their cap and gown in the ASPIRE office. If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown, please contact the Registrar’s Office for mailing options and fees. TUG students will receive their caps and gowns at the Winter Grad Finale and will receive further information via email.

  • Tickets

    Tickets are required for this year’s commencement ceremony. ASPIRE grads can pick up their tickets in the ASPIRE office. Master’s students can pick their tickets up in the Registrar’s Office when collecting their caps and gowns. TUG students will receive their tickets at the Winter Grad Finale.

  • 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 Graduation information packets will be sent to graduates closer to the ceremony date.

  • Graduation Accommodations

    If you need to stay in Redding overnight, Simpson University has reserved a block of rooms at the Oxford Suites - Redding on Hilltop Drive. They are providing a special rate if you are staying there due to the event at Simpson University. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-762-0133.

    A list of other lodging options is available at