School of Education Commencement

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Video Livestream






Abdur Rahman Muhammad

Abdur-Rahman Muhammad

Commencement Speaker
Independent Scholar
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters


Mr. Muhammad is an independent scholar based in Washington, D.C. He is a historian, journalist, writer, and activist, and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on the life and legacy of the civil rights-era black leader Malcolm X. His scholarly work and contributions have received widespread recognition, most notably in the Netflix documentary, “Who killed Malcolm X?” which directly supported the re-investigation of the Malcolm X assassination and the exoneration of two innocent men.

Mercedez Delgado SOE 2024 Student Commencement Speaker

Mercedez Delgado ’24

Student Commencement Speaker
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling


As the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation student, Mercedez Delgado passionately fights for social justice and advocacy within her community and at work. Born and raised in San Bernardino, she’s always been aware of the diverse voices and systemic barriers within her community, fostering her passion for creating inclusive and safe spaces. During her years as an undergraduate at the University of Redlands, Mercedez found herself drawn to psychology. She become a workshop facilitator in San Bernardino’s Juvenile Hall, interacting with young minds. This inspired her to pursue a Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, emphasizing social justice and advocacy. Mercedez holds a profound dedication to understanding and acknowledging the complex and unique mental health needs of marginalized forensic populations. She aspires to promote healing and equity in her work, and upon graduating, she is prepared to embark on her journey as a mental health therapist for the forensic population, where she will meet them with empathy and compassion.

Official School of Education Commencement Program (PDF)


Event Details

Join us on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 5pm for the School of Education Commencement Ceremony at Ted Runner Stadium. View the full schedule for a comprehensive list of events and start times as well as a map and location information.


Click Here To View Full Schedule


Visit Main Commencement Page


SOE 2023 Grads

For Family and Friends

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Planning for your visit

View all the necessary information to plan ahead for your visit to Redlands. There are resources for accessible parking, mobility accommodations, seating information, commencement expectations and more!


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Lodging Resources

View the lodging resources for a list of local places of where to stay during your visit.


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Dining Resources

View the dining resources for a list of local restaurants of where to eat during your visit.


Lawn Signs

Eager to celebrate your University of Redlands graduate? Show off your Bulldog pride with a custom University of Redlands lawn sign!

Please download your lawn sign of choice and provide your local printing vendor with a PDF version. If your printer requires a different file type, please email for assistance.

Go Bulldogs!