Sophomore Orientation Family Schedule

Monday, August 30, 2021

Updated 8/20/21 3:00pm PST

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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.

Willis Center


Our Student Financial Services (SFS) staff will be available for support and guidance in the Willis Center. For additional information visit Financial Aid | University of Redlands


Move-in by Appointment

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

At Residence Hall

Residence Life and Housing will work with 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.


"Let the Journey Begin"

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Memorial Chapel

A student's success is dependent on the sources of support that surround them, and how that support is used to grow confidence and capacity, particularly in returning to campus for their second year. The University Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Donna Eddleman, will share her perspective, provide some foundational expectations of the partnership we endeavor to cultivate with families and challenge those attending to think about how they will provide support in this new environment.


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!


Welcome Dinner

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.


Our campus food service provider, Harvest Table, extends its welcome to all 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.


President's Welcome Convocation Live Stream

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Casa Loma Room

Enjoy the President’s Welcome Convocation via Live Stream and some refreshments in the Casa Loma Room.

President's Welcome Convocation

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Chapel

This is President Newkirk’s inaugural welcome back student event and serves as the official induction of the Class of 2024. 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 to this class 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.