Academics

First Year Seminar

Redlands was one of the first colleges in the nation to incorporate a first year seminar program into its curriculum. First year seminars involve a close working relationship between student and faculty.

  • All new first year students take a seminar in the fall semester
  • Seminars are interdisciplinary and help with the transition to college
  • Seminar faculty are both your teacher and academic advisor
  • Seminars help with academic skills needed for success in college
  • Many seminars also meet liberal arts foundation requirements
  • Some first year seminars involve a living-learning component

SURF-ing
SURF

The Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) is a natural farm in its beginning stages, but already grows and sells fresh vegetables to Bon Appetit, the food management company on campus.

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