On Our Calendar

From cultural events to athletics to special events, there are countless opportunities to enjoy all Simpson College has to offer our alumni and friends!  Check the full calendar for more information and most recent updates.

If you have any ideas for future alumni events or would like to help with an event in your area, please contact us in the alumni relations office at 1-800-610-6369 or alumni.office@simpson.edu. To view a full departmental schedules, click on the link: art, athletics, music, theatre.



All College Convocation
August 27  |  1 p.m.  |  Smith Chapel
The Simpson Community is invited to attend the 2014 All-College Convocation.  This annual event celebrates the beginning of the new academic year, welcoming all incoming students.


Guest Artist Recital: Rika Uchida, piano and Misook Yun, voice
September 3  |  7 p.m.  |  Lekberg Hall


Second Annual Buxton Park Garden Party
September 4  |  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Buxton Park
Dedication of Water Fountain at 6 p.m.


Wayne Carse Storm Golf Classic and 19th Hole Campus Fest
September 5
The Wayne Carse Storm Athletic Benefit features an incredible day filled with two events: The Wayne Carse Storm Golf Classic and the 19th Hole Campus Fest. With a new festival format in 2014, the athletic fundraiser now includes a golf outing at the Indianola Country Club followed by an on-campus celebration at Simpson’s Kent Campus Center and Pedestrian Plaza.  For more details regarding Campus Fest Alumni Trivia, check here.

This year’s event promises to be better than ever!


Faculty Recital: Dr. Jin Young Park
September 5  |  7 p.m.  |  Lekberg Hall


Guest Recital: Suzan Lommler, mezzo-soprano
September 12  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Great Hall


Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement Remade a Small Town in Iowa
September 16  |  7 – 8:30 p.m.|  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center


Constitution Day Lecture: Ben Wizner of the ACLU
September 17  |  7 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center


Reflections of Success alumni/community/student event
September 18  |  5:30 – 7 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center


September Fall Visit Day
September 19


Workshops in Music Education: Sister Lorna Zemke
September 20  |  Lekberg Hall, Amy Robertson Music Center


Master Class for Singers
September 27  |  1 p.m.  |  Lekberg Hall, Amy Robertson Music Center


Guest Artist Recital: Brandon Hendrickson
September 28  |  3 p.m.  |  Great Hall


McBride Lecture: Emily Bazelon
October 1  |  1 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center


Faculty Recital: Dave Camwell
October 3  |  7 p.m.  |  Lekberg Hall, Amy Robertson Music Center


Storm Pregame Tailgate
October 4  |  11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  |  Storm Lake


Simpson Honor Choir Concert
October 14  |  6 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center


Matthew Simpson Lecture: Victoria Barnett
October 14  |  7 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center


World Food Prize Lecture: Dr. Pedro Sanchez
October 15  |  1 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center


33rd Annual Presidents’ Society Dinner
October 16  |  6 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center
by invitation only


Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014
Students, families, alumni and friends are invited to join us on October 17-19, 2014, for Homecoming & Family Weekend!

Celebrating milestone reunions for the Classes of 1964 and 1989 and a cluster reunion for the classes of 2009-2014Show your Simpson spirit and encourage others to attend.  Call your friends, e-mail, Facebook and tweet!  Encourage them to register online so their names can be added to the “Who’s Coming” list.


Mathematics Day
October 17 – 18  |  Carver Science Center


Fall Visit Day – Homecoming Edition
October 18  |  Kent Campus Center