About Redlands

Alma Mater

Historical photo of Cheerleaders

O, that dear old U of R,
Thy children near and far
Will sing to thee and all thy glories tell;
Where the orange blossoms grow
And the waters gently flow,
That dear old U of R we love so well.

O, that dear old U of R,
Whose emblem shines afar,
Eternal as the hills we love so well;
Where the mountains tall and grand
Like an inspiration stand
That dear old U of R we love so well.

O, that dear old U of R,
The years can never mar
The memories of thee we love so well;
Where the friendships are so dear
That we leave them with a tear,
That dear old U of R we love so well.


Alma Mater history
Our Alma Mater was written in 1914 to go along with the American folk song "The Little Old Red Shawl My Mother Wore,” composed by Charles Moreland, and the musical-theatre tune “He Never Wanders Far from His Own Fire." It is sung at commencements, convocations, and other formal occasions.

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.
Thurber

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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