Commencement 2015


Save the Date for 2015 Commencement:

College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2015

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015:
Lavender Recognition Ceremony: 4 p.m. Casa Loma Room

Friday, April 17, 2015
Senior Honors Convocation: 9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel
Baccalaureate: 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel
Senior Dinner: 6 p.m. Gallery Lawn REGISTER
Student of Color Recognition: 8 p.m. Memorial Chapel

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Commencement Ceremony: 9 a.m. Alumni Greek Theatre
Johnston Commencement: 1 p.m. Bekins Lawn

Event Details

Lavender Recognition Ceremony
April 16, 4 p.m., Casa Loma Room
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating LGBTQA seniors at the annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony.

Senior Honors Convocation
April 17, 9:30 a.m., Memorial Chapel
The Honors Convocation recognizes students, faculty, staff and administrators who have risen to the top in their areas of specialty. Join us to recognize achievements from scholar-athletes and student leaders to outstanding faculty and administrators, the “best of the best” in our University community.

Medallion Ceremony for Legacy Graduates
April 17, 2:30 p.m., Alumni House East Lawn
This ceremony, for graduates with a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Redlands alumnus/alumna, honors family connections to the University of Redlands. Graduates will receive a special Legacy Medallion to wear at Baccalaureate and Commencement. Reservations are required, a separate invitation will be sent for this event with reservation information.

April 17, 5 p.m., Memorial Chapel
An ecumenical ceremony of worship in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom. School of Business, School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences graduates participate in Baccalaureate. The procession begins at the Hall of Letters, proceeds across Colton Avenue and down the sidewalks of the Quad to the Chapel. Graduates must report to the Hall of Letters North Lawn no later than 4:30 p.m. Cap and gown are required for participation. Hoods are not worn by master’s candidates at this event. Family and friends should go directly to the Chapel. Seating is limited so guests are advised to be seated early.

Senior Dinner
April 17, 6 p.m., Gallery Lawn, $30 per person
This is an opportunity for the graduates to gather and celebrate their accomplishments with family, friends and classmates. Seating is limited. Reservations are required by returning the attached form, going online to or calling 909-748-8011.

Reservation deadline is Thursday, April 9.

Student of Color Recognition Ceremony
April 17, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel
The Student of Color Recognition Ceremony provides the opportunity for graduates of color to celebrate in a more intimate setting. Culturally specific stoles are presented to each graduate, typically by members of their immediate families who have the opportunity to say a few words about their graduate.

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony
April 18, 9 a.m., Alunmi Greek Theatre
The Alumni Greek Theatre is an open-air amphitheater. Due to capacity issues, graduates are asked to limit the attendance of family and friends to six people. This historic outdoor venue has very limited handicapped accessibility and no shade. It may pose challenges to guests who have difficulty walking or negotiating uneven steps. Limited ADA accessible seating is available at the back of the theatre for disabled guests and one companion. Guests with special needs should plan to arrive early to ensure adequate seating as space is on a first come, first served basis. Seating cannot be reserved and early arrival is recommended.

Live Streaming of Commencement Ceremony
The Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed via a link that will be on the University of Redlands main page, You can also watch the live stream on campus in Hall of Letters 100 (handicapped guests only) and Orton Center.  


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