Welcome Weekend

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Sunday, January 14th

Your community here on campus is preparing for your arrival. We want you to have an amazing weekend!

During the weekend, we will be here to help with every step as you transition into life here at Simpson. Your SU student leaders are here to serve. You will meet your admissions counselor, residence life and First-Year Experience and Transfer Connections Leaders. You will also meet your academic adviser, staff members, and professors who will walk with you on your journey throughout the academic year and beyond.

If you have not yet registered for Welcome Weekend and are an incoming student for the next academic semester, please be sure to register here.

Welcome Weekend is mandatory for all incoming students - first-time freshman and transferring students.

Preparing for Welcome Weekend

There is a lot to do before you arrive on campus for Welcome Weekend, but to make it easier for you, we've centralized everything you may need on this page! Skip the long lines and wait times at Welcome Weekend and finish as much as you can ahead of time.

Remember, if you have any questions about anything you have to do, feel free to reach out to your Admissions Counselor or call Admissions (530) 226-4600.

Pre-Registration Forms

These forms will need to be filled out before you register for classes. If you need help accessing this page or any part of the SU portal, please call the IT Department at (530)226-4940.

Office of Financial Aid

Though this isn't mandatory, we highly recommend you set an appointment with the Financial Aid office to go over any questions or concerns about your award letter before Welcome Weekend.

Pay your Bill Online

You can pay your bill online here. If you have any questions about your bill, you can call Student Accounts at (530)226-4777.

Submit your ID Photo

Submit your ID card photo ahead of time, so
your ID card is ready for pick-up in the mailroom when you arrive. Be sure to follow the guidelines on our submission page.

Register for Classes

Check your student portal for your course schedule under ‘ CSS Student Planning. Contact your admissions counselor with any questions.


In SU's learning system, Canvas, you will see all your courses and course content from your professors. Read our Canvas Guide for New Students to become familiar with this essential system before the start of the semester!

Welcome Weekend

Now that you are done with your pre-Welcome Weekend tasks, you are ready for Welcome Weekend! Below you'll find the schedule (subject to change), packing list, check-in times, and much more. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates too.