For Family and Friends

Accessible Parking and Other Accommodations

Guests with mobility accommodation needs are encouraged to park in the designated ADA parking area at Ted Runner Stadium. The University will also dispatch wheelchair-accessible vans to our internal parking lots and will route smaller carts to University Station to transport guests with mobility accommodation needs who arrive by train. See Campus Map for locations.

Let us know how we can assist you!  The University of Redlands wants to ensure the commencement ceremonies are accessible to all.  Please use this form to view the accessibility services already provided and request additional accommodations.  Deadline for requests is Friday, April 7.

For Your Planning and Safety

Seating Capacity & Gate Opening

It should not be necessary to arrive early and stand in line prior to the gate opening time as a way to secure seats with a good view.  Ted Runner Stadium has ample grandstand seating capacity for more than 6000 guests!  Gates to the stadium will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. 

Entry line and Carry-in Inspection

Guests will enter via the Serrao Gate at the southwest corner of the stadium.  We reserve the right to inspect any carry-in items.

Prohibited Items 

  • Umbrellas are not permitted in Ted Runner Stadium because they inhibit the sightlines of surrounding guests. In the event of rain, check the University of Redlands website.
  • No inflatables or large signs are allowed in Ted Runner Stadium or the grounds surrounding the stadium.
  • No pets or emotional support animals are allowed in Ted Runner Stadium.

Be Prepared for Sun 

Dress appropriately for the day. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are strongly recommended. Most often, it is warm and sunny, with little shade provided in Ted Runner Stadium.  We recommend using sunscreen along with wearing hats and sunglasses!

While in the Stadium

  • No smoking.  All indoor and outdoor events during Commencement weekend, are non-smoking events.
  • Refreshments. For your convenience, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase in Ted Runner Stadium at the concession stand under the south stands, provided by the University's Town & Gown organization.

  • Safety.  Aisles and entryways surrounding Ted Runner Stadium may not be blocked for any reason.

Lost and Found

During the event, lost/found items should be turned in/claimed at the Guest Service Tent at Ted Runner Stadium.  Unclaimed items will be stored at the Public Safety Office in the Willis Center.

Dining, Lodging, and Local Entertainment

We recommend booking early as hotel and dining reservations are in high demand and are often booked months before Commencement weekend; see a list of dining options and local hotels.

University Bookstore Hours

For your convenience, the University Bookstore will have items available for purchase near Ted Runner Stadium.
Friday, April 21, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Livestream from Home

The College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business & Society, and School of Education Commencement ceremonies will be live-streamed for family and friends who are unable to be at these events in person. They will be live-streamed at the time of the ceremony. Livestream video players will appear on the following pages on the day of the event:

Commencement Expectations

Commencement ceremonies at the University of Redlands are the culmination of many years of hard work. It is a time for you, your family, and your friends to recognize and honor your success!

We ask for your help in making these events a positive experience for everyone. Any misconduct would be an unwelcome disturbance.

All U of R Commencement and graduation ceremonies are alcohol-, drug-, smoke-, vapor-, and tobacco-free. There will be zero tolerance for disorderly behavior.

Please help us celebrate the Class of 2023 Commencement and graduation ceremonies events respectfully!