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

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. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

11 a. m. , Orton Center 
School of Business students, and guests are invited. As part of the activities, you will have an opportunity to share memories and thoughts about your experiences at Redlands during an open microphone session. The cost is $30 per person.

Effective April 10th, each graduate is limited to a maximum of seven (7) guests, including children for a total of 8 tickets.

Reservation deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 18th or until sold out. Purchases for brunch will be monitored to ensure the eight-person limit per graduate is adhered to. Any purchases made beyond the eight, will be canceled and purchaser will be notified and given a refund. Reservations and payment are required in advance and must be made at using the Event Access Code: 2018. 

Graduate Check-in for Commencement Ceremony 
2 p. m. - 3:15 p. m. , Hunsaker University Center
All graduates must check-in to pick up their own name placement card and prepare for the processional line-up. The card shows your name, degree, and the numerical order in which you will line-up and process. The card is handed to the reader who will announce your name as you start across the stage. 

Processional Line-up for Commencement Ceremony 
3:30 p. m. - 4 p. m. , East Lawn (Quad)
Tell your friends and family that you do not march in the order listed on the program. 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.