Additional Campus Policies and Information

Communication With Students | Financial Obligations |  Dining Services
Simpson ID | News ReleasesSolicitation Of Funds


Communication With Students

Students are advised that Simpson College considers e-mail from the college as one of its official means of communication with students.  If you use another e-mail address, we ask that you check your Simpson e-mail account on a regular basis or forward your Simpson e-mail message.  If you need help setting up automatic forwarding for your Simpson e-mail account, please contact Information Technology Services.

Financial Obligations

Please use the following link for Business Office student account questions.

Dining Services

Meal Plans

All full-time residential students must have a board plan. Available meal plans are described below:

Full meal plan options (all per semester):

  • 200 blocks and $75 flex dollars
  • 150 blocks and $275 flex dollars

Partial meal plan:

  • 100 blocks and $250 flex dollars (only available for commuters, apartment residents, and theme house residents).

Greek meal plan:

  • 150 blocks and $275 flex dollars, with one or five blocks per week served at the house. Individual houses can choose to have no meals in house, 1 or 5 meals served in the house between Sunday and Thursday nights. If a house chooses to participate in this meal plan, it is required for all live-in members. Any exception to this rule must be approved in advance.

Flex money left over at the end of the first semester will roll-over to the second semester.  Unused blocks will not roll-over between semesters.

Students may change their board plans during the first four weeks of the semester by contacting the front desk of Student Development.  Meal charges will be pro-rated to reflect the change.   Flex dollars will also be pro-rated.

The meal system is based on a “Block” plan. “Block” is essentially the same as “Meal” however the plan is based on blocks per semester rather than meals per week. You can use your blocks to purchase an “all you can eat” meal at Pfeiffer, or you can apply it to the cost of a meal at one of the venues in Kent Campus Center. Each eatery in Kent will have a daily “meal” that you can exchange for one block or the block will carry a value of $4.50 toward the purchase of any menu item. A card must be present at the register. If you want more than what is offered in the meal, you can apply another block, use your flex dollars or pay cash. While blocks do not carry over from semester to semester, your flex dollars will until the end of May Term. If you withdraw from Simpson no values will continue. If you are already on a meal plan you can purchase additional blocks if necessary. Students already on the meal plan can purchase additional amounts if they run low by the end of a semester. These can be purchased from Sodexo’s office in Student Development.

Dining Options

At Pfeiffer you will have a varied and balanced menu to choose from, including entrees, pizza station, grill station, deli station, side dishes, soup, salad bar, desserts, ice cream, and beverages. Any student or guest may have as much food as desired in the dining hall, but no food may be taken out from Pfeiffer. After each meal, dishes and silverware, etc. should be returned to the conveyor belt.  Dishes, silverware, and so forth are the property of Simpson College and may not be taken from the dining hall.

Kent Campus Center offers Red Mango, Au Bon Pain, Tyler’s Grille and Millie’s Coffee Shop. Locations in Kent are where you would get “grab and go” items from anything on the menu.

Serving Times

Hours are posted for the year on the dining services website with menus: Special hours, including breaks and campus-wide meals, are emailed through mass email and posted on dining’s Facebook & website.

The cafeteria will not be open during vacation periods, holidays, and when Simpson College is not in session, unless by special arrangement.

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Simpson ID

Each resident student will be issued an ID/proximity card.  Students are required to present their student ID at each meal. The board plan is not transferable.  You cannot eat without it, and if you lose or damage it, you must report it immediately to the Office of Student Development.  A replacement card can be purchased for $15. Your prox card is yours and yours alone.  No one else may use it under any circumstances, even if you don’t use it for a particular meal.  The proximity card food system helps our food services prepare the right amount of food at each meal, which, in turn, helps us keep our on-campus living costs to a minimum.

News Releases

The public relations office regularly sends out news releases on students who are on the dean’s and president’s lists, who are involved in activities or who receive awards. If you DO NOT want your name released, contact the Public Relations Office at extension 1606 or stop by 3rd floor Hillman Hall.

Opt Out Photo Release
Unless an employee or student completes the Opt Out of Photograph Release form, which will be made available in the Office of Student Development, all students give implicit permission and authorization for Simpson College to use any still photograph of themselves that is taken or is authorized by a Simpson College staff member for instructional or promotional purposes.
An employee or student who does NOT want to be photographed or recorded, and who submits an appropriate completed Opt Out of Photograph Release form, is responsible for removing themselves from the area in which the photographing/recording is occurring, both on campus and at off-campus functions, or notifying the camera person on site of their opt out status. Failure to do so may result in the employee’s and/or student’s inclusion in a photograph or recording and will be treated as a release, allowing the College to utilize that photograph or recording accordingly.

Students and employees release any and all claims for damages for libel, slander, or invasion of right of privacy unless the Opt Out Photograph Release form is completed and on file with the Department of Student Development.

Solicitation of Funds

As an independent, gift-supported institution, Simpson College depends upon voluntary contributions to underwrite a significant portion of its annually-budgeted operations, to support special projects for purposes over and above current operations, and to make possible the development of the College’s physical facilities and endowment resources. The fundraising policies of the College are established by the Board of Trustees, and their implementation is managed and coordinated by the Office of College Advancement.

Alumni and friends of Simpson, parents of current and former students, and local and national business organizations and foundations are regularly solicited through the Office of College Advancement to make contributions for approved capital projects and annual operations. Solicitation of gifts from these groups by other college departments, college employees or members of college-sponsored organizations and clubs is not permitted without prior consent from the Vice President for College Advancement. In particular, students, faculty, and/or coaches, individually or collectively, are not permitted to request gifts from members of the above listed groups to secure funds for the annual operations, special projects, equipment, or capital projects unless authorization by the Vice President for College Advancement has been obtained. College-sponsored organizations that are separately incorporated, e.g., social fraternities and sororities, need not receive advance authorization to solicit their memberships. Student-sponsored fund raising projects (including soliciting Simpson students, producing income through sales and advertising, and merchandising goods and services on campus) must receive prior approval from the Vice President for Student Development.