New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation

Full Schedule available here

August 27, 2014 - September 1, 2014


New Student Orientation will help you:

  • Settle into your new community and the University of Redlands, whether it's in your residence hall room, the classrooms, the Commons, or the library.
  • Connect with your fellow classmates, faculty and student leaders.
  • Immerse yourself in this new experience, and familiarize yourself with your new surroundings and all the resources available to you.

Orientation programs are mandatory and you should come prepared to fully participate in all scheduled events.  Athough Monday, September 1 is Labor Day, events are scheduled so don't miss out.  Remember, classes start on Tuesday, September 2!

A complete schedule can be viewed here.

Mandatory Orientation Registration

All new students are required to register for New Student Orientation. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon in the Hunsaker University Center lobby. All new students will receive a finalized Orientation Schedule at this time. 

Student ID photos will be taken and your University of Redlands official Student ID card will be given to you.  Various vendors will also be on site for students who would like to sign up for their services (e.g., cable, banking, etc.). Public Safety will also be present to issue parking permits or a bicycle registration sticker to those students who register their car and/or bike. Once you complete Orientation Registration, you can proceed to your residence hall and begin to move in if you are living on campus.

Mandatory Forms and Online Check-In

In mid-May, you will receive your “user ID and password.” You should go to and log on to verify your status and monitor your progress on clearing the mandatory forms. Remember to frequently check your University email and your my.Redlands account to see which outstanding items (e.g., bill, immunizations, loan documents, etc.) still need to be completed. As of Aug. 20, new students can access the “online check-in” site, which informs the University a student is attending. You must complete the online check-in process by September 5.

First Year Seminar Class

The opportunity to start one of your most important classes prior to the start of school happens during Orientation. The First Year Seminar (FYS) class allows you the chance to become acclimated slowly, with the help of one professor, to the academic environment, other faculty, and administrative support. Your FYS professor also serves as your academic advisor and will assist you with class registration during New Student Orientation.

Parents and Families

The University welcomes parents and families of our first year students!  We are pleased that your student decided to join the Bulldog family.

There is a 1 1/2 day program during New Student Orientation designed to introduce you to resources available for your student, provides information about how resources work, and offers an opportunity to ask questions.

A complete and updated parent schedule will be available on August 27 in the Lobby of the Irvine Commons (University Hunsaker Center).  A parent schedule is provided here.

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