On behalf of the entire orientation team, Och Tamale! We are elated you have chosen to join the Bulldog family as you continue your academic journey. Your successes and hard work have brought you to our community, and we look forward to helping you make Redlands your home.
Your time at U of R will be transformational, provided you make the commitment to get engaged, to meet new people, and to say “yes” to unique opportunities to grow understanding, capacity, and potential. To get the most out of your undergraduate experience, we encourage you to get involved with student organizations, attend campus events, and get to know the entire campus community – faculty, staff, alumni, and peers. We are certain if you get connected you will build strong and valuable relationships, some that will last a lifetime.
Your Bulldog Nation journey has already begun (we hope your New Student Checklist has lots of checks!!) and New Student Orientation (NSO) is just around the corner. NSO is an informative, engaging experience designed for you to meet other students and feel more confident as you transition to college life at the U of R.
You will learn more about campus resources, participate in community education sessions, register for your remaining courses with guidance from faculty, and attend social events with your peers and leaders.
We are here to support, guide, and help you build your community and your confidence, so do not hesitate to reach out! And, of course, we are also here to help build school spirit so, I and many others welcome you with all the excitement held in the title of our school chant song, and a phrase you will come to know well….
Erin E. Sanborn
Director, Student Involvement and Success (SIS)
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Below are a variety of frequently asked questions. We will be updating this information throughout the summer, so please check back here.
No, you do not need to register or pay a fee for New Student Orientation. Your attendance is mandatory, and we will be expecting you to check in at your scheduled move-in time.
All first-year new students will move in by appointment on Saturday, January 8th. More information will be sent directly to the student about their move-in date and time from the Residence Life and Housing team.
*Some in-season athletes will arrive early and will be coordinated by their coaches.
New Student Orientaiton is for students only. Families will leave after move-in.
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 the weeks before classes begin 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.
Should you have questions about your student's account balance, how to pay your bill, or any other financial inquiries, please email email@example.com. Please note that due to the heavy volume of calls and emails, there may be a slight delay. We encourage you to watch this webinar, as it may answer some of your questions.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 can also Rush in the Spring semseter. So if you are interested in Greek Life, be on the look out for information on Rush dates.
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.