New Student Experience

Beginning college is an exciting and, perhaps, daunting step. You are faced with many choices and opportunities. We want you to make the most of them.

The University of Redlands prides itself on its award-winning new student orientation.  Over the course of our Orientation programs students will get better acquainted with all that Redlands has to offer.  There will be time to settle in, make friends, and prepare for classes. 

Fall Orientation consists of many exciting events and programs planned specifically for both new and transfer students, as well as parents and families.  During this week students will also meet with their academic adviser and finalize class registration.

All new students for the fall semester will be assigned an Orientation Leader before arriving on campus. Orientation Leaders are upper class students trained to assist all new students with their college transition.  They will be available prior to your arrival to make sure you have someone to ask those last minute questions.

Spring Orientation is a very full, one day event that includes mini versions of many special programs and opportunities offered in the fall for both parents/families and students. 

By the end of New Student Orientation we hope you have a clear sense of how your own talents and abilities can flourish and grow. With a little effort, you will be prepared to thrive both academically and socially in your first year at Redlands and beyond.