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! 

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.

Check the full calendar for more information and most recent updates.  To view full departmental schedules, click on the link: art, athletics, music, theatre.

 

 

 

Simpson College at the Iowa State Fair
August 11 – 21

Simpson College Day at the Blank Park Zoo
August 20  |  9 a.m. zoo gates open, 12 noon – 1 p.m. luncheon and program  |  Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines

Freshmen/Transfers Arrive on Campus
August 27

First Day of Fall Classes
August 30

All College Fall Convocation
August 31  |  1 p.m.  |  Smith Chapel

Wrongful Convictions in the American Criminal Justice System
September 7  |  1 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall II, Kent Campus Center

Guest Artists: Rika Uchida & Svetlana Kotova, duo piano recital
September 7  |  7 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

Faculty Recital: Jin Young Park, piano
September 9  |  7 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

Workshops in Music Education: Teresa Schroepfer – Active Learning Strategies and Motivators for the Music Classroom
September 10  |  9 a.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

Wayne Carse Athletic Benefit
September 14-15

Constitution Day Lecture
September 21  |  7 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center

September Fall Visit Day
September 23  |  10 a.m.  |  Kent Campus Center

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra
September 24  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Des Moines Civic Center

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra
September 25  |  2:30 p.m.  |  Des Moines Civic Center

McBride Lecture: Alexander Heffner
October 5  |  1 p.m.  |  Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center

Fall Opera Double Bill: Venus and Adonis by John Blow and Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
October 7  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Blank Performing Arts Center

Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 7-8

Fall Opera Double Bill: Venus and Adonis by John Blow and Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
October 8  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Blank Performing Arts Center

Fall Opera Double Bill: Venus and Adonis by John Blow and Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
October 9  |  2 p.m.  |  Blank Performing Arts Center

Simpson College Fall Honor Choir Concert
October 11  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Smith Chapel

Abby Plymale – Senior Voice Recital
October 16  |  2 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

Simpson College Symphonic Winds & Jazz Ensemble in Concert
October 18  |  7 p.m.  |  Kent Campus Center

Simpson College Choir & Women’s Choral in Concert
October 10  |  4 p.m.  |  Smith Chapel

Veterans Day Ceremony
November 2  |  1 p.m.  |  Smith Chapel

Meredith Farrell – Senior Trumpet Recital
November 4  |  7 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

Simpson College Chamber Singers in Concert
November 6  |  3 p.m.  |  Smith Chapel

Simpson College Jazz Ensemble in Concert
November 8  |  7 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

Andrew Kecy – Senior Voice Recital
November 16  |  7 p.m.  |  Great Hall

Jessica Loftis and Lance Bird – Senior Piano and Senior Voice Recital
November 18  |  7 p.m.  |  Amy Robertson Music Center

December Commencement
December 17