Commuter Life

Simpson University Commuter Life

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Roughly one-third of Simpson students commute to campus. Commuters are an integral part of Simpson's student population, and we want you to be successful.

You can take advantage of events designed with your needs and schedule in mind, lockers for storing personal belongings, a commuter lounge, and email updates regarding Simpson activities.

Mission Statement

The Commuter Life Program at Simpson University strives to nurture a strong community among students, specifically commuters. Our aim is to build relationships through creative event organization, offering services designed to accommodate the special needs of commuters, and providing loving support for the commuter population.

Commuter students & parking on campus

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All commuter vehicles must be registered with the Campus Safety office. Students register at the beginning of each semester during the registration process.

There are several, color-coded parking lots on campus. Vehicles should be parked only in the parking lot that has the same color as their permit. If you do get a parking ticket, make sure you go talk to the Campus Safety officers (1st floor Owen Center).

Commuter Lounge

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This lounge is located on 2nd floor of the Owen Student Services Center. It features

  • a quiet study area
  • chairs and couches where you can relax, drink a cup of coffee, and talk to fellow commuters
  • refrigerator, microwave, and toaster for you to use

Commuter Students and Eating on Campus

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There are a number of food options for commuter students.

Commuter Resources

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  • Get Connected and Stay Informed: Commuter Life Facebook Page
  • More of Simpson's Social Links can be found at
  • Check out the bulletin board in the lounge for more news and events, including off-campus housing options
  • Gatehouse Ministries (for MK housing assistance)
  • The Student Behavior Assessment Team – a partnership between Academics, Enrollment Management, and Student Development – is a safe place to report concerns you have about a student who may be in need of encouragement and counsel. By making a referral to the team you are not making a determination regarding your concern but are allowing the appropriate campus officials to do so.

Contact Us

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Office of Commuter Student Affairs
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 226-4107
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