October 2017



These are exciting times at Simpson! New benefits and programs have been implemented or are in the works. There are new students on campus who are adapting well to college life. Numerous events are being planned from Homecoming to Parent Weekend and celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Please check out the details below. Then make plans to visit campus. We'd love to see you!


Karla Dillon ('09)
Alumni and Parent Relations Manager


You're Invited

Your student is now part of, and always will be, a member of our Simpson family. We hope you will join us during Homecoming as we reconnect relationships, both old and new, to celebrate Simpson's historic past, meaningful present, and exciting future.

Bring your family for the festivities.


  • Classroom Visits
  • Alumni Chapel with alumni speaker
  • Alumni Luncheon with guest speaker
  • Red Hawk women's basketball & volleyball games
  • "Just Mercy" book forum discussion
  • Strike Team service opportunity
  • Dutch Bros, bonfire, and s'mores with the students
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Come visit your student!

We have a fun weekend planned for you and your family. Classroom visits, chapel, parents' dessert, and an incredible family fun event at Oasis Fun Center followed by prizes and a pizza lunch. DON'T MISS IT!


You are encouraged to take advantage of Simpson University's emergency alert system. Should there be a campus-wide emergency, those who have registered will receive a text message with an alert and instructions, if needed. Please take a moment to register.


Option #1: Send a text message to enroll

  1. On your cell phone, create a new text message to following phone number: 530.338.3574
  2. Enter the following hashtag in the text message area: #SUAlertParents
  3. Send

Option #2: Enroll through a web site

  1. Open a web browser and go to the following address: https://goo.gl/1r79YN
  2. Enter your Mobile Number
  3. Click the “Sign Up” button


We are excited to offer 3 new benefits to alumni, students, and parents. If you run across an opportunity you think might be useful to the Simpson family, please send information to alumni@simpsonu.edu.


Medical emergencies can strike at any time and at any place. Protect your family from the high cost of air ambulance service by joining the AirMedCare Network, an alliance of affiliated air ambulance providers in the United States.

For the group discount, please use COUPON CODE: 1343-CA-BUS and TRACKING CODE: 13658. For more information, contact Tammy Thayer at 1.530.351.4042.

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You have a unique opportunity to reach the world--around the globe or just around the block. TRW360 delivers audio, video, and text-based resources in over 52 languages. Whether you're sharing the resources available on the multilingual site with a Hispanic friend or spreading the word to members of a Somali community, TWR360 is a premier global online tool for accessing Christian media content. This benefit was recommended by the C&MA.

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Simpson University Serves Community in 13th ‘Day of Service’

About 80 Simpson students, staff, faculty, and alumni partnered to help community organizations in Shasta County during the university's 13th annual Day of Service. Additionally, alums out of the area joined in service.

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Time to File

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2018-2019 award year,  complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1, 2017 and midnight Central Time, June 30, 2019. FILE EARLY!

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World Serve

Every fall, we invite students to join a WorldSERVE team and take a yearlong discipleship journey which includes a short-term service project. Applications are now being accepted. Encourage your student to apply!

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A Gift of Love

The Hugs from Home program allows parents to order care packages, including birthday cakes, survival kits for finals week, get-well soon baskets, as well as a variety of other seasonal Hugs.
 Bless your student today!

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Just Mercy Selected as Forum Book

Last year, Simpson University faculty members launched a common reading program open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as to local community members. Called On the Same Page, the program is designed to align with the university's mission to "develop the mind, faith and character" of students through reading, critical thinking, and community conversation.

This year's book, Just Mercy, investigates themes of justice, race, class activism, and grace, and asks provocative questions about the way these themes apply to our legal system.

Click the link below for more information on guest speakers and dates for the forum discussions.

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Reformation Celebration

Join the university for services and concerts commemorating this pivotal historical event that will take place Oct. 25-28 and include academic lecture and discussion, community worship, and the performing arts.

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Reformation Concerts

The Simpson University Chorale and Trinity Repertory Singers Reformation Concert on Oct. 27 @ 7:30 p.m.; Shasta Symphony Orchestra, "Mendelssohn's Reformation," on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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