A Bulldog's Bucket List 

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 unveil a new, cherished tradition each week.

#1.  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!

#2. Attend Convocations and Lectures
In keeping with the University's mission of educating the heart and mind, incredible speakers are brought to campus to inspire students to think beyond themselves. Your exposure to these speakers begins during your first week on campus at the President's Welcome Convocation. Powerful academics, authors, actors, athletes, activists, and more are catalysts for students to engage in powerful conversations. Recent speakers include Dr. Jane Goodall, Jon Meacham, Richard Edmond-Vargas, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, former United States Senator Barbara Boxer, and pictured here, Los Angeles street artist Man One.

#3.  Research with Your Professors

Bulldogs have the opportunity to research alongside dynamic faculty in labs or other research spaces close to our Southern California campus throughout the mountains, desert, and California coast. At Redlands, you can collect, analyze, present upon, and publish findings alongside your faculty mentor in departments across programs of study -- from Biochemistry to Spatial Studies and beyond.


#4. Give Back Through Bulldogs in Service

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 funds for disaster relief and the fight against cancer, you can immerse yourself in endless opportunities to make the world a better place.

#5.  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! 

#6. Attend the School of Music's Feast of Lights

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!