First-Year Student Checklist

First-Year Student Checklist - Start Here!

New students, welcome to the University of Redlands! This checklist is intended to help you prepare to join our community in the spring.

Many items need to be submitted as part of the enrollment process after you have paid your admissions deposit and received your login information to the University’s portal, MyRedlands (call the Office of Admissions at 1-909-748-8074 with any questions about this step).

Please note the deadlines or complete these “to dos” as early as possible.

December To Dos

  • Academic Questionnaires
    These questionnaires will provide the information we need to get you off to the best possible start in your academic schedule. Before you answer, please take a moment to reflect on what you would like to study in college. Some of the questions might seem redundant, but we appreciate your patience in answering them all!
    • The Math Placement Questionnaire indicates whether you will need to take the online math placement test, based on your intended course of study. (Due 12/13/2023)
  • Housing and Off Campus Intention Form
    All incoming students complete a Housing Intention Form to communicate their living requests with Residence Life and Housing. If you are 23 years of age or older, housing is offered if space is available. (Due 12/8/2023)
    1. Review housing information with Residence Life and Housing.
    2. Submit the intention form through the MyRedlands Housing Portal. Students who wish to live off-campus must petition through this form.
    3. All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan and will be initially assigned the All Access meal plan. Students may change their meal plan on their MyRedlands Housing Portal through the first Friday of classes

  • Proof of Vaccination

    Students must provide dates of their required immunizations via the Vaccination Attestation Statement.  Proof of immunization is required by State law, please see our Vaccination Policy for more information. 

    The Vaccination Attestation Form is located in the student's Self Service Portal website under the option User Options and heading Student Checklist.  Questions? E-mail, call (909)748-8053, or visit the Health Resources Website. (Due 12/13/2023) 

  • Health Insurance Verification
    Every student must enroll or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The University of Redlands requires all students to annually provide proof of health insurance coverage. Students who do not submit proof of insurance will see a premium charge on their bill. This fee covers the cost of health insurance through the University’s selected provider. (Due 12/13/2023)

    Students who are residents of California who do not have insurance are encouraged to see if they are eligible for Medi-Cal, a state supported insurance program which may be less expensive than the University’s policy. 

  • Student ID Card Photo
    Submit a Photo for your Student ID Card
    1. Choose a photo to use for your Redlands Student ID.
    2. Upload using this link and select “College of Arts and Sciences” for the school. (Due 12/13/2023)

  • Focus 2 Assessment
    Focus 2 Assessment is a platform that guides students through educational and professional exploration and planning. (Due 12/13/2023)
    Making the most of this assessment. 
    Visit the OCPD website for more information. 

  • 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.
    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 (Due 12/13/2023)

  • Financial Responsibility Form
    All students are required to submit the Financial Responsibility
    Form to the Student Financial Services to review and agree to
    important financial disclosures. Please email it directly to (Due 12/13/2023)

  • Student Account Balance
    Billing statements will be available on Self-Service Finance, the online student payment portal. Students will be notified via their Redlands email address. Various payment options are available. Accounts must be taken care of by Wednesday, December 13. (Due 12/13/2023)

  • Online Safety Training
    All students will be required to complete an online course that covers important safety information about topics that affect everyone, including alcohol use, healthy relationships, and sexual misconduct. Students will receive the course link and all necessary information via their Redlands email. The course takes approximately two hours to complete. (Due 12/13/2023)

  • New Student Orientation and Move-In 
    Attend the mandatory New Student Orientation from January 8, 2024- January 9, 2024

What's Next?

  • You will receive communications throughout the summer that include reminders of anything still needed from you. Also, by going to MyRedlands, you can check the "My Documents" link in WebAdvisor to track any outstanding items.
  • Please reach out to us if you have any questions! Here are some phone numbers that might come in handy.
    • 909-748-8359 - Academic Advising
    • 909-748-8069 - Academic Support Services
    • 909-748-8074 - Admissions Office
    • 909-748-8021 - Health Center
    • 909-748-8030 - Professional Development
    • 909-748-8019 - Registrar's Office
    • 909-748-8053 - Residence Life and Housing
    • 909-748-8047 - Student Financial Services
    • 909-748-8053 - Student Affairs Office/New Student Orientation

More for Parents

  • Consider a membership in Town and Gown, a nonprofit organization that supports the University of Redlands through scholarships for students, service grants for faculty, and the enhancement of the town and gown relationship
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