Whether you learn the nonsensical Och Tamale chant with new and future friends during New Student Orientation Week, explore Southern California with fellow adventurers on an Outdoor Programs trip, or spend an unforgettable semester in Salzburg, you will become an integral part of the Redlands community. Follow along as we share a new, cherished tradition each week. We encourage you to check everything off your bucket list before you graduate from Redlands!
#1. Learn the Och Tamale Chant
All new Bulldogs learn the nonsensical Och Tamale chant on the steps of the Administration Building on the first day of New Student Orientation. Don't worry, you'll have it memorized in no time!
#2. Explore Outdoor Programs
Adventure throughout Southern California with student-run Outdoor Programs. Sea-kayak around the Channel Islands, hike down into the Grand Canyon, take a weekend excursion to rock climb in Joshua Tree National Park or sled in Big Bear. Learn about yourself and the incredible environment surrounding you at the University of Redlands!
#3. Research with your Professors
Every summer, Redlands Bulldogs have the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the laboratory and throughout Southern California as a research assistant. At Redlands you can collect, analyze, present upon, and publish findings with the support of your faculty mentor in departments across campus--from Biochemistry to Spatial Studies and beyond.
#4. Study Abroad
The University of Redlands helps students embark on adventures across the country and around the globe. We offer more than 100 study abroad destinations, from Austria to Iceland to Panama. Because your financial aid travels with you, seeing the world is not only easy but accessible. Studying abroad is part of life as a Bulldog!
#5. Be Inspired by a Renowned Speaker
Thinking about student government? The Associated Students of University of Redlands (ASUR) bring incredible speakers to campus all year long. You'll be able to hear from powerful academics, authors, actors, athletes, activists, and more. Recently we welcomed Gloria Steinem, Landon Donovan, Dr. Jane Goodall, Piper Kerman (pictured above), Jon Meacham, Bill McKibben, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, and Laverne Cox to campus. Quite a lineup!
Every year Bulldogs extend their learning beyond the classroom to complete more than 120,000 hours of community service. From mentoring local youth as a Big Buddy to building homes for families in Central America or raising funding for disaster relief and the fight against cancer, you can immerse yourself in endless opportunities to make the world a better place.
The Feast of Lights, a University of Redlands tradition since 1948, is a tapestry of poetry, music, and drama. Featuring choral, orchestral, and organ performances by School of Music students and faculty in the historic Memorial Chapel, the Feast of Lights is a tradition of the holiday season. No matter the time of year, Bulldogs embrace and hone their talents in the arts and on the stage. Come express yourself at Redlands!
#8. Study Outside Year Round
With an average daily temperature of 70°, it's no wonder Bulldogs love to study outside year round. Many students find favorite study areas across our beautiful 160 acre campus. You might like the shade of an oak tree on our quad, the rose garden by Hall of Letters, or the courtyard of the Stauffer Complex. What sunny spot will you pick as a Bulldog?
#9. Win Suitcase Bingo
Redlands Bulldogs like to stay involved. With over 120 different clubs and organizations, something is always something happening on campus. A University favorite is Suitcase Bingo, where the grand prize is two Disneyland tickets. The winner and a friend pack a suitcase, enjoy a limo ride down to Disneyland, receive free overnight accommodations, and conquer the park the next day. Who says bingo isn't for college students!
In a few short years, you could be walking across the stage of the Alumni Greek Theatre in a cap and gown! Surrounded by friends, family, mentors, and impressive speakers, commencement at Redlands is a spectacle of celebration, color, and excitement. As a Bulldog for life, you will see the world, serve others, ask challenging questions, and experience your education hands-on.