Schedule of Events: April 19-21, 2018  

Please note: For the comfort of all our guests, no smoking or pets are allowed at any event, whether indoors or outside. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Senior Honors Convocation 
9:30 a. m. , Memorial Chapel 
The Senior Honors Convocation recognizes students, faculty, staff, and administrators who have risen to the top in their areas of specialty. Recipients selected to be recognized will be notified closer to the date. Join us as we acknowledge achievements from scholar-athletes and student leaders to outstanding faculty and administrators, the "best of the best" in our University community. 

Student of Color Recognition Ceremony 
1 p. m. - 3 p. m. , Memorial Chapel 
The Student of Color Recognition Ceremony provides the opportunity for graduates of color to celebrate in a more intimate setting. Culturally specific stoles are presented to graduates, typically by a member of their immediate family. Invitations will be sent with the deadline for recognition, which will be in February, noted in the invitation. If you would like to participate and have not received an invitation, please contact

Lavender Recognition Ceremony 
3 p. m. , Casa Loma Room 
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA graduates at the annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Baccalaureate Processional Line-up 
9:30 a. m. , Hall of Letters, North Lawn 
The procession to the Baccalaureate service for graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education begins outside the Hall of Letters and proceeds across Colton Avenue, the Quad, and into the Memorial Chapel. Cap and gown are required for participation. Only School of Education Master's and Doctoral candidates wear hoods at this event. 

10 a. m. , Memorial Chapel 
The procession begins promptly at 9:50 a. m. , and the service lasts approximately one hour. Baccalaureate is an ecumenical ceremony of worship in celebration of and thanksgiving for lives dedicated to learning and wisdom. Family and friends should go directly to the Memorial Chapel. Seating is limited, so guests are advised to be seated early. 

Medallion Ceremony for Legacy Graduates 
1 p. m. , Alumni House West Lawn 
This ceremony - for graduates with a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter who is a University of Redlands alumna or alumnus - honors family connections to Redlands. Graduates will receive a special Legacy Medallion to wear at Baccalaureate and Commencement. Reservations are required at A separate invitation will also be sent along with registration information. For questions, call the Office of Alumni & Community Relations at 909-748-8011. If you are unable to attend the Medallion Ceremony, you may pick up your medallion at Commencement check-in. 

To register by phone, or if you are not able to attend the Medallion Ceremony, contact Alumni and Community Relations at 909-748-8011 to pick up your medallion prior to Commencement. 

Processional Line-up for Commencement Ceremony 
3:30 p. m. , East Lawn (Quad)
Please be prompt! All graduates will receive an email at their Redlands email to print their own Bulldog Express Pass (name card) which will save time a the processional line-up. The card shows name, degree, and the numerical order in which to line-up for procession. The student will hand the card to a reader who will announce your name as you start across the stage. 

You will march by academic program. The Commencement program will be available for guests as they arrive at the Alumni Greek Theatre and on graduates' chairs in the Alumni Greek Theatre. 

College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Ceremony 
4 p. m. , Alumni Greek Theatre 
TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED. The procession beings promptly at 3:50 p. m. , and the ceremony lasts approximately two hours. The Alumni Greek Theatre is an open-air amphitheater. Due to capacity issues, graduates are asked to limit the attendance of family and friends in the Theatre to six people and direct others to the live streaming location under the tent on the Gallery Lawn. This historic outdoor venue has very limited handicapped accessibility and no shade. It may pose challenges to guests who have difficulty walking or negotiating uneven steps. Limited ADA-accessible seating is available at the back of the Theatre for disabled guests and one companion. Guests with special needs should plan to arrive early to ensure adequate seating as space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating cannot be reserved, and early arrival is recommended. No strollers are allowed in the Alumni Greek Theatre. 

Hooding of Master's students takes place during the Commencement Ceremony. Students carry the hood over their left arm as they process in and walk to the stage. Once on stage, a faculty member will take the hood and place it over the head and around the shoulders as an honorary symbol of completion of the master's degree. 

College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Reception
6:30 p. m. - 8 p. m. , Orton Center 
The University of Redlands invites graduating seniors and their families and friends to a Commencement Celebration Reception following the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony on Friday, April 20th at 6:30.  Festive hot and cold hors’ d’ oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.  The cost is $20 per person.  A no host bar serving Hangar 24 beer and wine will also be available. Pre-registration reservations are advised at: Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, April 12. If you have any question regarding the receptions, please contact Debbie Clark at 909-748-8072 or

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

Johnston Center Commencement Ceremony 
1 p. m. , Bekins Lawn 
TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED. Johnston graduates may elect to walk in the College of Arts & Sciences Commencement ceremony on Friday as well as at the Johnston-specific Commencement on Saturday. Please consult with your student about his or her plans. For questions, please contact Teresa Area at 909-748-8339 or at