New Student Checklist Resources

Welcome New Bulldogs!

Below you will find a variety of links to help you on your journey to Redlands. Follow along with your new student checklist to make sure you aren't missing any important deadlines. 



MyRedlands is your main resource. Here you can access your email and other important resources. In order to log in, you will need your user name and password that was sent to you via the email you used when applying. Accounts are processed during the business week, and you should receive your login within 24 hours of us successfully processing your non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Don't forget to save your password once you reset it.


New Student Checklist

Make sure you note the deadlines for each requirement.

Access the Checklist


Whether you live on- or off-campus, you will need to fill out your housing preferences using the Housing Portal through MyRedlands.

Due: Monday, December 14
Some things to keep in mind:

  • All undergraduate students are required to live on-campus unless an off-campus petition has been submitted and granted. The petition can be submitted through the form on the Housing Portal.
  • Housing for students over the age of 23 is available if there is space on campus.
  • Be honest when you fill out your preferences. This information helps Residence Life match you with your future roommate. Tell us who you are, not who you want to be.

To learn more, visit our Residence Life and Housing page.

Questions? Contact Residence Life and Housing at


Harvest Table is the food service provider for the University. You will need to review your meal plan options, and then submit you selections through the Housing Portal on MyRedlands.

Due: Friday, November 20

Academic Questionnaires

There are three questionnaires regarding your academics at Redlands. Please note:
First-Year Students - You will need to fill out all three. These questionnaires will help us place you in your First Year Seminar, as well as an academic class before your arrival in January.

Transfer Students - You only need to complete the Math Questionnaire.

Due Tuesday, December 15

Academic Interest Survey - This required short survey asks you to share your current academic interests so we can help you choose relevant classes for your spring schedule. (First-Year Students Only)

Math Questionnaire - Certain areas of study require specific math courses. Please complete the Math Questionnaire through this link and, if necessary, complete the math placement exam.  Failure to complete the math exam may mean that you cannot register for courses that you’d like to take in spring. (First-Year and Transfer Students)

Medical Forms

All new students are required to submit the following medical forms through the Student Health portal at Medical forms submitted to the student health center will not be accepted.  For questions regarding required forms, you may send an e-mail to, or call (909) 748-8021.  The Student Health Center staff is happy to help with any questions you may have. 

  • Immunization history Form:  All incoming students must meet the CDC and American College Health Association immunization guidelines prior to registration for classes.  Please carefully review the University of Redlands immunization requirements.  If you are not immunization compliant, you will not be able to register for your second semester at the University of Redlands.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Questionnaire - All incoming students must meet the CDC and American College Health Association tuberculosis guidelines by filling out the TB questionnaire.  If TB testing is needed, please contact the Student Health Center.  
  • Immunization Exemption Form -  This form must be filled out if you have any medical exemptions to immunization(s). Please note that no other exemptions will be accepted.  This form must be printed out, completed by your health care provider, and uploaded to your student health portal.  This form can be found in two places- the student health portal website, and on the U of R Student Health Center website under FORMS.  
  • Minor Consent form -  This form is to be filled out if you are a student under 18 years of age at the time of your scheduled campus arrival date in order to receive treatment from the Health Center staff.


Medical and Health Insurance

Every student must enroll or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan beginning December 1, 2020.  Please visit Gallagher Student Health for coverage information or instructions to waive the insurance coverage for 2020-2021.

To submit proof of insurance coverage that complies with the Affordable Care Act and meets State of California requirements (short-term medical plans and travel insurance do not qualify) or, to learn more about the Gallagher Student Health plan available to University of Redlands students, please go to

If you do not submit proof of insurance or secure coverage through Gallagher, a University of Redlands Student Health Plan charge will appear on your spring tuition bill.

For additional details about the Plan, please consult the Plan Certificate and other materials at For questions about medical benefits or claims, please call Wellfleet Student at (877) 657-5030.

Due Friday, January 22

Financial Aid

You can view your financial aid and pay your student account balance through the Self-Service section on MyRedlands.

Important Dates to Note:
Financial Responsibility Form Due Wednesday, December 16
Fall Semester Bills Released Third Week of November
Fall Semester Balance Due Wednesday, December 16

Online Safety Training

This online course, through GetInclusive, covers important safety information about topics that affect everyone, including alcohol use, healthy relationships, and sexual misconduct. The course link and all necessary information regarding this training will be sent to students via their Redlands email by December 1. The course takes approximately two hours and students have until January 6 to complete it.  This training is required by law, so students who do not complete the training will be prevented from registering for classes.

Available Tuesday, December 1

Due Wednesday, January 6

University COVID-19 Expectations Online Education
All students will be required to complete an online education module about the expectations for being a part of our university community with regard to COVID-19.  It is important we are all informed and dedicated to taking steps to reduce the risk to keep ourselves and others in our university community safe.  Because it is unknown when students may begin living or taking classes on our physical campus, the assignment date has been postponed until further notice.  Students will receive notice via their Redlands email once the online module is available.

Photo ID

An online photo submission is required to obtain your new Bulldog ID Card. For more information on the photo requirements please refer to your checklist and click on Submit A Photo.

Contact if you have any questions or concerns.

Due Friday, January 8

Focus 2 Assessment

What are you going to major in? Got it figured out? Not so sure? This helpful resource is here to support you pick a major you love and/or hone in on careers of interest! Focus 2 assesses what you like to do for fun, what your work/study interests/habits are, your values, your personality, and your skills. Then, it suggests future careers and shows you which University of Redlands majors fit well with those options. You can explore the site to learn about possible future pathways and what steps to take during college to get there and connect to the Redlands course catalog and department pages to get started now.  There is no right major; Focus 2 will help you find one you'll love.

Instructions: Please complete all 5 categories of the 'Self-Assessment' model and then explore your results. Keep this tool handy to discuss possible majors with your adviser during orientation and beyond. You can re-take it anytime during your Redlands education.

Further instructions can be found here.

Due Wednesday, January 6

Language Placement

Written Exam
Students planning to take SPANISHFRENCHGERMAN, or CHINESE and who HAVE had past experience (in a class, at home, or abroad) must take the webcape placement. These tests are dynamic but should not last longer than 30 minutes.

If you have no experience, or will be taking another language (Arabic, ASL, Japanese) please mark this as complete on your checklist by checking the box.

Due Tuesday, December 15

Photography and Video Consent and Release Form

During your time at Redlands, you may be contacted by our writers or photographers for a story, or you may be in areas of the campus we are capturing general images of academic and student life. University Communications captures these assets for recruitment brochures, Och Tamale magazine, Bulldog Blog,, and our main social media channels—to promote the U of R to the general public, prospective students, alumni, and donors in print and digital formats. With this form, if you are at least 18 years of age, we would like to ask you to consent to having your likeness recorded for these purposes. You may also opt out. If you have any questions, contact