Schedule of Events: April 18-20, 2018  

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Student Commencement and Awards Dinner
5:30 p. m. , Orton Center
School of Education students, faculty, and guests are invited. Seating is limited to maximum of eight per table. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations and payment are required in advance and must be made at Reservation deadline is Friday, March 30. 

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. 

Processional Line-up for Commencement Ceremony 
3:30 p. m. , Administration Building Lawn
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. 

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. 

Commencement Ceremony 
4 p. m. , Alumni Greek Theatre 
The procession beings promptly at 4 p. m. , and the ceremony lasts approximately two hours. The Alumni Greek Theatre is an open-air amphitheater. 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. 

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. Call the Office of Alumni & Community Relations at 909-748-8011 to pick up your medallion before the commencement ceremony on Thursday April 19.