Schedule of Events: April 25-27, 2019  

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Students of Color Recognition Ceremony 
1 p. m. - 3 p. m. , Memorial Chapel 
The Students of Color Recognition Ceremony provides the opportunity for students of color to celebrate in a more intimate setting. Culturally specific stoles are presented to candidates, typically by a member of their immediate family.

Invitations will be sent with the deadline for recognition, which will be March 1, as noted. 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 graduation candidates at the annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Baccalaureate Processional Line-up 
10:15 a. m. , Hall of Letters, North Lawn 
The procession to the Baccalaureate service for graduation candidates 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. Caps and gowns are required for participation. Only School of Education Master's and Doctoral candidates wear hoods at this event. 

10:30 a. m. , Memorial Chapel 
The procession begins promptly at 10:20 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 graduation candidates with a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter who is a University of Redlands alumna or alumnus - honors family connections to Redlands. Candidates 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 27, 2019 

12 noon, Orton Center 
School of Business graduation candidates 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.

Each candidate is limited to a maximum of seven (7) guests, including children for a total of 8 tickets. 

Reservation deadline has been extended to Friday, April 5th or until sold out. Purchases for lunch will be monitored to ensure the eight-person limit per graduation candidate is adhered to. Any purchases made beyond the eight will be canceled and the 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: 2019;

Graduate Special Recognition Pick-Up 
3 p. m. , East Lawn (Quad)
Graduation candidates receiving special recognition for study abroad, high distinction (undergraduate only), legacy, and/or active duty or military veterans must check-in at the Special Recognition table. 

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

Please note that candidates do not march in the order listed in the program. Candidates will march by academic program. The Commencement program will be available for guests as they arrive at the Alumni Greek Theatre and on candidates’ chairs in the Alumni Greek Theatre.

Commencement Ceremony
4:30 p. m. , Alumni Greek Theatre
Tickets are not required. The procession begins promptly at 4:15 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.

Please note, the Alumni Greek Theatre will open for seating beginning at 2 p.m. Due to capacity issues, there will be no reserved seating. Candidates are asked to limit the attendance of family and friends in the Theatre to six people and to direct others to the live streaming locations; under the tent on the Gallery Lawn and in designated classrooms in the Hall of Letters. No strollers are allowed in the Alumni Greek Theatre.

Hooding of Master’s candidates takes place during the Commencement Ceremony. Candidates 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.