Below are a variety of frequently asked questions. We will be updating this information throughout the summer, so please check back here.
Students are allowed to have a car on campus. There is no charge to park, however students must register their car with Public Safety and will need to display a placard whenever parked on campus.
First-Year Seminars (FYS) is a required foundation course for every incoming first-year student. In these seminars students develop a close personal relationship with a full-time faculty member who not only teaches the course but also serves as academic advisor and mentor, introducing students to college-level skills and helping them in planning their academic programs. Students identify titles that are of interest from a list of seminars. These options change each year. Most seminars are interdisciplinary in focus, and students are encouraged to select seminars according to their broader intellectual and personal interests, not as a foundation course in a possible major.
In addition to the FYS, all incoming students will be pre-registered into an introductory course in their prospective majors, what we call “FYS + 1 course.” That course selection is determined by the student’s responses on the Academic Interest Survey that they fill out on the New Student Checklist.
All incoming first-year students will be pre-registered into half of their schedule via these pre-registrations. The rest of the fall schedule will be determined through individual meetings with FYS faculty advisors during New Student Orientation (see below).
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) is the foundation course for all new students in the Liberal Arts Inquiry general education model at the University of Redlands and introduce students to foundational academic skills and the richness of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum.
The “+1” course into which each student is pre-registered alongside the FYS is the course that relates to intended academic major(s).
The University of Redlands is proud that all students are advised by full-time faculty in the College. FYS faculty serve as the academic advisor to the students in their seminar until students formally declare their major(s), usually in the spring of their sophomore year. Students will meet with their faculty advisor during New Student Orientation week and will choose the rest of their schedule, usually two more courses, in those individual meetings.
All students are required to fulfill our general education language requirement of two semesters at the lower-division or one semester at the upper-division. Certain AP/IB scores will earn credit toward the overall graduation credit total in some languages, but do not exempt students from taking language courses at the University. Students who are bilingual or have advanced fluency can earn their language requirements through topics courses in literature, culture, politics and other areas that are taught in that language.
Most students will move-in on Thursday, September 3. Students participating in a First Year Journey, International Orientation, or some fall sports will move-in earlier. Dates will be provided later in the summer.
Family Orientation is an optional one day program for family members who wish to connect and network with fellow family members while also getting information from various university departments and offices. Save the date: Thursday September 3rd, 2020 and know a detailed schedule will be provided by the end of May.
Yes. However, certain sessions are geared toward the families of particular students (for example transfer family programs and athlete parent programs)
Not during New Student Orientation. Informational sessions end by 5:00 p.m. but there are resources online and will be some during Family weekend in October.
Student Involvement and Success (SIS) is the administrative office at Redlands serves to enhance the overall student experience through programs intended to develop, educate, and entertain. SIS serves to provide every student with opportunities to engage and contribute to their Redlands community starting with New Student Orientation. SIS does this with the objective of developing successful students who lead meaningful lives. We believe learning goes beyond the classroom and being involved in student clubs and organizations, student government, or other types of student leadership programs are one of the most important and valuable aspects of the college experience.
Associated Students of the University of Redlands is the student government on the University of Redlands. There are many different ways to get involved in ASUR, even as a first-year student! Branches include: Cabinet, Senate, and Judicial Council. ASUR is based on the pillars of representation, engagement, enhancement, and leadership, and believes that a true student government is one run for students, by students. The organization represents students on issues including academics, university policy, student affairs, and other areas that directly affect the experience of students. Moreover, ASUR provides high-quality programming and special events that reflect the interests and needs of the student body. Email email@example.com for more information
View the list of over 100 clubs and organizations here. There is also an involvement fair hosted the first week of classes. Students have the opportunity to learn more about each club that they are interested during this fair. Encourage your student to be on the look out for this event.
Students who have completed 28 colleges credits, have a GPA of 2.5 and higher, and are in good standing with the University are eligible to participant in Rush. Click here for more questions directly related to Greek Life.
Should your questions not be addressed here, below is a guide of who to call:
|First Year Seminar (FYS)||Dean's Office||(909) 748-8359|
|Plus One Course||Dean's Office||(909) 748-8359|
|General Education Requirements||Online Catalog/Dean's Office for further information||(909) 748-8359|
|AP/IB Exams||Online Catalog/Office of the Registrar or Dean's Office for further information||
|Dual Enrollment Credits||Office of the Registrar||(909) 748-8019|
|Residential Communities and Rooms||Residence Life and Housing||RLH@redlands.edu|
|Roommates||Residence Life and Housing||RLH@redlands.edu|
|Financial Aid Awards and Billing||Student Financial Services||(909) 748-8047|