NSO Schedule  |  First-Year

Updated August 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m. PST

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*M = Mandatory Program

Sunday, August 29

 

Information Booth

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hunsaker Plaza

 

Have questions about orientation, need directions, want to visit with someone? Stop by the information booth. Spanish speakers will be available.

 

 

ResNet Assistance

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jones Computer Center

 

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in Fletcher Jones Center for Experiential Learning on the bottom for of the Armacost Library to help students set up their computers and devices. You can also visit their web page.

 

 

Student Financial Services

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

R Room, 2nd Floor of the Hunsaker Student Center

 

Our Student Financial Services (SFS) staff will be available for support and guidance in the "R" room (Sun. 8-29-21) located on the 2nd Floor of the Hunsaker Center. For additional information visit Financial Aid | University of Redlands

 

 

Move-in by Appointment (M)

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    

At Residence Hall

Residence Life and Housing will work with new students to make an appointment for move-in. Appointments will be made for students who have completed the New Student Checklist before their arrival. If your student has not received a move-in appointment, please report to the Information Booth located in the Hunsaker Center.

 

*Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Redlands or on campus at the Table at Irvine Commons. If you will be eating off campus, we encourage reservations ahead of time. View the “Local Dining” section on the R App for some favorite local eateries.

 

 

Student Mail Center

Hunsaker Plaza

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Students will be able to access their mailbox and pick up packages.

 

Res Hall Welcome (M)

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  

Resident Halls

Residential students gather in your Residence Hall lobby to meet your Residence Life and Housing staff and to learn more about your new community.

 

 

 

Welcome Dinner (M)

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  

REDLANDS Lawn

 

Our campus food service provider, Harvest Table, extends its welcome to all new Bulldogs and their families with dinner on them! Come meet other new Bulldog families, President Newkirk, and other University administrators at this casual dinner. All new students, families, and guests are invited. No formal schedule.

 

 

Orientation Leader Check-In (M)

6:30 p.m.

REDLANDS Lawn

 

Meet with your Orientation Leader for a quick introduction! OLs will take attendance for the President's Welcome Convocation and Student's will process in their orientation groups.

*Look out for a message from your OL telling you where to meet them!

 

President's Welcome Convocation (M)

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Memorial Chapel

This is President Newkirk’s inaugural new student event and serves as the official induction of the Class of 2025. Everyone is invited, students will be seated first – families are invited to cheer for the students as they enter the Chapel. University of Redlands' President Krista Newkirk will give her first Bulldog welcome as the featured speaker. *Note: this program will be shown via Live Stream in the Casa Loma Room for families and on the University of Redlands YouTube channel to watch from anywhere!

 

 

Family Farewell

8:00 p.m.

Memorial Chapel Steps

Meet up for some festive farewell photos on our Chapel Steps.

 

Class Photo and Och Tamale Yell (M)

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Administration Building Steps

 

New students find your Orientation Leader (OL) on the Administration Building steps, snap your class photo, and let Redlands know you are here with the Och Tamale Yell!  

 

 

Playfair (M)

9:00 p.m.

Greek Theater

Playfair is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allows new students to engage and laugh with one another as a large group, as well as in many quick-changing breakout groups. The program's focus is creating connections among your new campus community. It's team-building, it's comedy, and it’s lots of fun! *Note: face coverings are mandatory at the event. 

 

 

 

 

Monday, August 30

 

New Student Sunrise (M)

6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.    

Admin Steps

 

Start the day with your new classmates watching the R on the mountain come into view as you embark on your first full day of being a Bulldog and celebrate the community you will be building!

 

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

NSO Information Booth

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hunsaker Plaza

 

Have questions about orientation, need directions, want to visit with someone? Stop by the information booth. Spanish speakers will be available.

 

 

ResNet Assistance

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jones Computer Center

 

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in the Bulldog room to help students set up their computers and devices. You can also visit their web page.

 

 

Find Your FYS!  

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Hunsaker Plaza

Finnish up breakfast and head out to the Hunsaker Plaza – your OLs will help you connect with your FYS Peer Advisor. This is always some fun chaos so make sure you know your course name and number to help find your way! Hint, there is a "FYS Course List" on the "NSO Teams" site.

 

 

First-Year Seminar Course Meeting (M)

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Various Locations

 

You will find your FYS peer advisor in the Hunsaker Plaza after breakfast; they will be in order by course number.  Your Peer Advisor will escort you to this class session. If you need to look up where your FYS is located see the "FYS Course List" on the "NSO Teams" site.

 

 

Academic Orientations

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

See Text for Details

If you are interested in these high-demand areas of study, please attend these mandatory academic orientations:

 

Pre-Health/Pre-Med; Biology; Chemistry; Biochemistry; Physics; Engineering 3-2; Health, Medicine, Society; Computer Science; Mathematics

Orton Center, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 

Business Administration/Management,

Casa Loma, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Teaching, K-12:

Hall of Letters 100, 11 a.m.-12 p.m

 

 

Lunch

11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

Armacost Library Open House

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Armacost Library

 

Before or after registering for your classes, come on upstairs to the Library to meet the resourceful and friendly librarians, get a tour, relax and cool off, find a new study spot AND be entered into an opportunity drawing!

 

 

Fall Advising and Registration (M)

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Online and Jones Computer Center

 

First-Year students will work with your First-Year-Seminar (FYS) faculty and peer advisors to adjust and complete your registration schedule and will register online for your final schedule on Monday, August 30.  Registration times are determined by the last digit of your student ID number: see the schedule below.  You can register online: if you need assistance, please reach out to your FYS faculty/peer advisor. In-person assistance will also be available in Jones Computer Center during registration.  You need your Redlands ID and password to register. 

 

Student ID Last Digit

Registration Time

1

12:00

2

12:15

3

12:30

4

12:45

5

1:00

6

1:30

7

2:00

8

2:30

9

3:30

0

4:30

 

 

 

Johnston Welcome Circle

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Orton Center

Attention Johnston students and their families, faculty, and staff: The Welcome Circle is a funky, fun opening ritual with greetings from the Johnston director, faculty, staff, and students!

 

 

Tours, Tales, and Tips (M)

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Orientation Leader Groups

*OLs will accommodate for registration times

 

Your Orientation Leader will host a get-to-know Redlands experience that will feature favorite spots on campus, stories about traditions and things you will experience as a Redlands student, and share some tips about getting engaged on campus.

 

 

Dinner

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

Outdoor Movie & Popsicles

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Frosh Quad

 

Come to Orton Lawn (Frosh Quad) to watch a movie with your fellow new students! Bring a blanket, towel, or lawn chair and enjoy!

 

Bulldog Game Night

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Parrish Courtyard

 

 

It's GAME ON Bulldogs!! Come participate in some friendly competition and play board games, card games, and lawn games with your fellow new students!

*Parrish Courtyard is located between Gregory Hall and HEDCO Hall

 

Sardines 

10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Hall of Letters

 

Hide from classmates and ghouls alike with a game of sardines in the Hall of Letters. Spooky! Hopefully, your classmates find you before the ghosts do… BOO!

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 31

 

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

Fall meal plans start today, click the link to view Menu & Hours - University of Redlands Dining

 

 

ResNet Assistance

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jones Computer Center

 

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in the Bulldog room to help students set up their computers and devices. You can also visit their web page.

 

 

Community Education Sessions (M)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gregory Hall and Casa Loma Room

*Assigned by OL group numbers, see text for details

 

 

Foundations of Community: Engage in a discussion about what it means to be a part of the University of Redlands community and think critically about the values you brought here. Topics include community standards and how they are upheld, alcohol and drug use, and how we resolve conflicts within our community. All sessions will be hosted in Gregory Hall and specific locations and times will be assigned by orientation groups. *Mandatory for students under 23 years of age but fall athletes who attended an early session do not need to attend.

 

Bulldogs Consent - Equity & Title IX: Students will participate in an engaging conversation about our collective responsibilities under Title IX, how we define and gain consent, and how we engage and support healthy relationships in our community. Sessions will be hosted in Casa Loma Room, assigned by Orientation Leaders. *Mandatory for all first-year, sophomore, and transfer student, fall athletes who attended an early session do not need to attend.

 

 

Lunch

11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

 

Student-Athlete Orientation

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Memorial Chapel

This is a mandatory meeting for all new student-athletes who plan to participate on any one of the Bulldog intercollegiate athletic varsity teams.

 

Community Education Sessions (M)

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Various Locations

*Assigned by OL group numbers

 

Foundations of Community: Engage in a discussion about what it means to be a part of the University of Redlands community and think critically about the values you brought here. Topics include community standards and how they are upheld, alcohol and drug use, and how we resolve conflicts within our community. All sessions will be hosted in Gregory Hall and specific locations and times will be assigned by orientation groups. *Mandatory for students under 23 years of age but fall athletes who attended an early session do not need to attend.

 

Bulldogs Consent - Equity & Title IX: Students will participate in an engaging conversation about our collective responsibilities under Title IX, how we define and gain consent, and how we engage and support healthy relationships in our community. Sessions will be hosted in Casa Loma Room, assigned by Orientation Leaders. *Mandatory for all first-year, sophomore, and transfer students, fall athletes who attended an early session do not need to attend.

 

 

Dinner

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

Bulldog Bash

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Serrao Gateway and Lawn

 

A University of Redlands party that celebrates connections and community, with waterslides, water balloons, squirt guns, and more!

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 1

 

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

ResNet Assistance

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jones Computer Center

 

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in the Bulldog room to help students set up their computers and devices. You can also visit their web page.

 

 

School of Music Orientation and Placement Testing

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Watchorn Hall

 

All students who anticipate majoring in music must attend this mandatory meeting. Students will schedule mandatory auditions during this time. Music placement testing is required and will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

Campus Connections Resource Fair & Workshops (M)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Orton Center

*Assigned by OL group numbers

 

 

Come and connect with the Redlands campus and community members! Meet people and learn about programs that will make your time at Redlands meaningful, and bring significance to the community you create.

 

Departments include: Academic Support and Disability Services, Campus Diversity and Initiatives, Community Service Learning, Counseling Center, LiveWell Bulldogs - Peer Wellness, Native Student Programs, Office of Career and Professional Development, Public Safety, Recreation and Outdoor Programs, ResNet/ITS, School of Business, Student Health Center, Study Away, University of Redlands’ BSFSAA

 

Breakout Sessions:

1.     Academic Support and Disability Service (ASDS) 9:30am each in the Orton Center Vineyard Room

2.     Study Away 10:00am in the Orton Center in Mt. Harrison Room

3.     Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) at 10:30am in the Orton Center San Bernardino Room

4.     School of Business 4+1 Program at 9:30am, 10:00am, and 10:30am in the Orton Center Mt McKinley Room

 

 

Student Employment Information

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Session 1)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Session 2)

Memorial Chapel

 

Students who receive a work opportunity as part of their financial aid and are interested in working should attend one of the three (3) in-person sessions or an online session. This workshop will tell you all you need to know about Student Employment opportunities.

 

Lunch

11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

Student Employment Information

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Session 3)

Memorial Chapel

 

Students who receive a work opportunity as part of their financial aid and are interested in working should attend one of the three (3) in-person sessions or an online session. This workshop will tell you all you need to know about Student Employment opportunities.

 

 

OL Meeting (M)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Various Locations

*Assigned by OL group numbers

 

Meet your orientation group leader for a check-in. Confirm your meeting time with your OL.

 

 

Bark into Service Fair

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Heritage Lounge, 2nd Floor of Hunsaker

 

Service at Redlands extends far beyond completing your CER (Community Engagement and Reflection) graduation requirement – learn about the vast array of service opportunities and engage in a service project hosted by the Office of Community Service Learning.

 

Dinner

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold student ID display, it serves as your meal card!

 

 

35th Annual New Student Talent Show 

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Orton Center

Come see your classmates perform! You will be entertained by musicians, actors, comedy acts, dancers, and so much more. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. Sign up with your Orientation Leader!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 2

 

First Day of Classes!

 

ResNet Assistance

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jones Computer Center

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in the Bulldog room to help students set up their computers and devices. You can also visit their web page.

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 3

 

ResNet Assistance

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jones Computer Center

 

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in the Bulldog room to help students set up their computers and devices. You can also visit their web page.

 

 

All University Dinner & Involvement Fair

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

REDLANDS Lawn

 

Join the entire university community for a welcome back dinner catered by Harvest Table.  This is a prime time to connect with campus organizations that are looking to help you get involved!

 

1st Year Student Program hosted by Campus Diversity Initiatives (M)

7:00 p.m.

Memorial Chapel

5 Steps to College Success with Ken Nwadike, Jr. - The Free Hugs Project

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. is an American documentary filmmaker, athlete, motivational speaker, and peace activist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. Ken is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which gained popularity as he made major news headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots, and political rallies. Ken was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments and he has made many appearances on news programs, including CNN, USA Today, Good Morning Britain, and BBC News. This will be Ken’s fourth visit to Redlands where he engages and inspires students to make the most of their college experience.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, September 5

 

Bulldog Brunch: ASDS

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Bulldog Room, Hunsaker Student Center

 

How ready are you to transition to college life, or better yet, adulthood? What is your game plan for approaching your first semester here at the University of Redlands? Or do you even have one?! How prepared are you to proactively approach both your academic and personal success? College and adulting can be challenging, and Academic Success & Disability Services (ASDS) is here to help you develop the mindset and skills you need to approach them with confidence and resilience! So come “Brunch with Brittany” and explore how you want to approach your first semester in college. You DONUT want to miss this! Learn more here: Academic Success Services & Programs | University of Redlands