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. To view a full departmental schedules, click on the link: art, athletics, music, theatre.


Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Friends Yoga
Mondays and Wednesdays starting May 19th
(no class on Memorial Day, May 26th)
6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
Dance/Aerobic Studio 103, Steven Johnson Fitness Center


Employer Appreciation Night
July 17  |  5 – 7 p.m.
West Des Moines Campus
Continuing & Graduate Programs recognizes Des Moines Metro employers who support adult students through tuition support, encouragement, and mentoring. Employers, the business community, students, and faculty are invited. We will celebrate with refreshments, music, and a brief program.


Team Simpson
July 20-26
This is the 6th year Team Simpson will be pedaling across the state as part of RAGBRAI, the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.  This year’s ride is 418 miles long with a total climb of 11,316 feet, making it the third shortest and second flattest route in RAGBRAI’s 42-year history.  You may not be able to join Team Simpson this year for RAGBRAI, but you can look for the team along the route from Rock Valley to Guttenberg and give them an encouraging Simpson shout-out or follow them on Facebook or Twitter at SimpsonRagbrai.


Orpheus Summer Music Camp
July 20-27
An exciting music camp experience for high school musicians including classes in music theory and history, daily individual lessons available in voice, piano, and wind and percussion instruments. The camp will also include choral ensembles and workshop training for operetta and musical theatre as well as instrumental chamber ensembles.


Simpson College Alumni & Friends Day at the Blank Park Zoo
August 3  |  Zoo is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11:45 a.m. Luncheon at the Pavilion
12:45 p.m. Program at the Pavilion
Blank Park Zoo  |  7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315
Wear your Simpson gear and let the ticket window know you are with the Simpson College group to receive discounted tickets ($6/person).  Includes a complimentary luncheon at the Pavilion with a Zoo Keeper talk and two education animals (RSVP required).


Iowa Private College Week
August 4 – 8
Don’t miss this opportunity to see what Simpson has to offer!  There are two sessions to choose from each day at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. While you are on campus, you’ll have the chance to learn why Simpson is the place to be.


August 5, 12 and 19
Transitions is a free course for adults who are considering a return to college. This three-night orientation will introduce you to adult students, faculty and staff, provide answers to all of your questions about earning a part-time degree, and includes a tour of each campus.


State Fair
August 7 – 17


ICubs Event
August 16  |  5 – 6:30 p.m. Tailgate  |  7:05 p.m. First Pitch
Bring the family out to Principal Park!  Join your fellow alumni and friends of Simpson College at the ballpark for a tailgate followed by the I-Cubs vs. Salt Lake.  We will provide light appetizers for the tailgate.  Please bring your own drinks, lawn chairs, and any additional food for you and your family.  The Alumni Office will also provide tickets for you and your immediate family to the I-Cubs vs. Salt Lake game.  RSVP is required and tickets are limited.


First Year and Transfer Move-in Day and Legacy Luncheon
August 23


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.

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


Reflections of Success alumni/community/student event
September 18


September Fall Visit Day
September 19
Fall for Simpson!  September Fall Visit Day is a great opportunity to tour campus and meet with professors, coaches and students.


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


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.