When Do I Arrive?

First-Year and Transfer Students

All new students (first year and transfer) are required to come for the entire New Student Orientation beginning Wednesday, August 29th and continuing to Monday, September 3rd. Mandatory Orientation Registration is 8 a.m. to noon at the Hunsaker University Center on August 29th.

Johnston Center Students

If you are a Johnston first-year student, you are also required to arrive on Wednesday, August 29th. Once you have completed the mandatory orientation registration process in the Hunsaker University Center Lobby between 8 a.m.-noon, please check into your residence hall. We will be having an afternoon and evening of community introductions and events. Parents are encouraged to join that night's festivities and stay over for the orientation activities on Thursday, August 30th.

International Students

International Student Orientation for incoming undergraduate students (F-1) and exchange students (J-1) is from Thursday, August 23rd to Tuesday, August 28th. Students are expected to arrive on Wednesday, August 22nd. International Student Orientation is a separate, required orientation specifically for international students before the required New Student Orientation (Wednesday, August 29th and continuing to Monday, September 3rd. Mandatory Orientation Registration is 8 a.m. to noon at the Hunsaker University Center on August 29th).

Information and applications about International Student Orientation and transport from LAX will be sent to students with a I-20 or DS-2019 via email. If you have not received any information, please contact Rebecca Freeland, International Student and Scholar Advisor in the Office for International Students and Scholars, rebecca_freeland@redlands.edu, 909-748-8716.

Students who have U.S. citizenship but have lived most of their lives outside the U.S. may also attend International Student Orientation. Please email rebecca_freeland@redlands.edu for more information on how to sign up.

Fall Sport Athletes

First-year and transfer students who are participating in a fall sport will be required to arrive on campus earlier for preseason practices.  All student-athletes are required to complete pre-participation forms for intercollegiate athletics EACH YEAR.  To get to this information and learn more about what must be completed prior to arrival, please go to www.goredlands.com, click on Student-Athletes, choose Mandatory Athletic Participation Forms, and follow ALL directions.  The forms for 2018-19 participation will be available beginning May 15, 2018 and must be completed by August 1, 2018. Please contact your respective coaches for additional information or questions.

Fall Sport Arrival Dates:

  • Football student-athletes arrive Friday, August 10, 2018.  Time TBD.
  • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country student-athletes arrive on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer student-athletes arrive on Friday, August 17.
  • Women’s Volleyball student-athletes arrive on Friday, August 17.
  • Men’s Water Polo student-athletes arrive on Wednesday, August 15.

All new winter and spring sport student-athletes will arrive with all new students on Wednesday, August 29th as outlined in the New Student Orientation schedule.

Returning Students
For those students living on campus, the halls open for all returning students on Sunday, September 2nd from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 2-5 p.m., and 8-10 p.m.