Transfer NSO Schedule

This schedule represents a summary of your New Student Orientation (NSO) experience. Check back in August for more details and the finalized agenda.

Wednesday, August 24th

Move-in by Appointment 
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
At Residential Hall 

All residential students move in based on move in times facilitated by Residence Life and Housing. Students who have completed the New Student Checklist are contacted at the beginning of August with instructions for reserving an appointment time between 8 am-2 pm.

NSO Check-In & Welcome Session (M) Various times  
Orton Center 

9:00am-9:40am NSO Check-In  
9:45am-10:30am NSO Welcome Session #1  

 

11:00am-11:40am NSO Check-In  
11:45am-12:30pm NSO Welcome Session #2  

 

1:00pm-1:40pm NSO Check-In  
1:45pm-2:30pm NSO Welcome Session #3  

*Choose which Check-In & Welcome Session to attend: Session 1 at 9:00am-10:30am, Session 2 at 11:00am-12:30pm, Session 3 1:00pm-2:30pm. Check-in & NSO Welcome is Mandatory (M) but these session are not by appointment; you choose one of the session to attend, whichever fits best around your move-in appointment time.

 

Campus Tours   
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Chapel 

 

Join the Orientation Leaders as they lead campus tours that highlight important resources and spaces around campus. Tours will begin at the top of every hour.  


Commuter Life 101 (M)
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Gregory 161

 

All commuter students are encouraged to attend this session to learn about resources, on-campus commuter spaces, and meet other commuter students.  

 

Res Hall Welcome (M)
*If Applicable 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Founders Hall

 

Residential students gather in Founders Hall lobby to meet their Residence Life and Housing staff and to learn more about their new community. 

 

Johnston Welcome(M) 
3:30p.m. - 5:30pm 

 

Johnston students will meet with their Orientation Leader and participate in various welcome activities. 
*Mandatory only for those enrolled in the Johnston program

 

Commuter Life 101 (M for non-residential students) 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30p.m.  
Gregory Hall 161

 

All commuter students will attend this session to learn about resources, on-campus commuter spaces, and meet other commuter students. 

 

OL Group Meeting (M) 
4:45p.m. - 5:30p.m.   
Quad 

 

New students will meet with their Orientation Leader (OL) and peers in their orientation group.

 

Welcome Dinner (M) 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
Quad 

 

We welcome our incoming Bulldogs to the University! Come meet other new Bulldogs and University administrators at this casual dinner. This dinner is open to all who registered for NSO as well as their registered guests.

President's Welcome Convocation (M) 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
Memorial Chapel 

 

This is President Newkirk’s welcome and serves as the official induction of incoming students. Everyone is invited; students will be seated first – families are invited to cheer for the students as they enter the Chapel. 

 

 

Family Farewell  
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Memorial Chapel Steps 

 

Meet up with your Bulldog to send them off to the student-only night activity of NSO. 

 

Orientation Leader Check-In
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Memorial Chapel Steps/Quad

 

New students find your Orientation Leader (OL) on the Chapel steps. 

 

Playfair *Optional 
9:00 p.m. 
Frosh Quad 

 

Playfair is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allowsnew students to engage and laugh with one another as a large group, as well asin manyquick-changingbreakout groups. The program's focus is on creating connections among your new campus community. It’s team building, comedy, and it’s lots of fun!

University Services:

Information Booth  
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Hunsaker Plaza

Have questions about orientation, need directions, want to visit with someone? Stop by the information booth.

ResNet Assistance 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Armacost Library Room 151

ResNet (our Information Technology Service Department) will be in Fletcher Jones Center for Experiential Learning on the bottom floor 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 "R" room located on the 2nd Floor of the Hunsaker Center. For additional information visit Financial Aid | University of Redlands 

 

University Bookstore  
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Hunsaker Student Center 

 

Our University Bookstore has a wide variety of university t-shirts, accessories, snacks, and school supplies.  

 

Student Mail Center
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hunsaker Plaza 

  

Students will be able to access their mailbox and pick up packages. 

Public Safety Booth 
9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
Orton lawn  

Meet our Public Safety team and learn about all they do to maintain campus and student safety. 

 

Harvest Table Booth  
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
Quad 

 

Stop by the Harvest Table booth during the Welcome Dinner to learn more about dining services and meal plans.  

Thursday, August 25th

 

Breakfast 
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons 

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card!

 

Meet up with OLs 
8:50 a.m. 
Hunsaker Plaza  

 

Meet your Orientation Leaders for a quick rundown of the day and they will walk you over to your first workshop!  

 

Academic Success at Redlands (M)
9:00am-9:50am 
Gregory 161 

 

Hosted by ASA (Academic Success and Accessibility) 

How are academics similar/different at Redlands? What resources should you know and utilize?  

 

Career Readiness (M)
10:00am-10:50am 
Gregory 161 

 

Hosted by OCPD (Office of Career & Professional Development) 

Exploring the connection between your major and potential career or graduate school journey.  

 

Lunch  
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons 

 

Don't forget your phone with your green or gold ID, which serves as your meal card!

 

Transfer Student Panel (M) 
1:00-1:50pm
Gregory 161  

 

Learn from current U of R transfer students about their experience coming to Redlands, what they wish they knew, and how they have built community.   

 

Service at Redlands (M)
2:00-2:50pm  
Gregory 161 

 

Learn about the CER Community Engagement and Reflection requirement and ways to get involved in service.  

 

Foundations of Community
(*M for under 23 years of age) 
 
3:00-3:50pm 
Gregory 177 

 

Engage in a discussion about what it means to be a part of the University of Redlands community and think critically about the values you brought here. Topics include community standards and how they are upheld, alcohol and drug use, and how we resolve conflicts within our community. (*M for under 23 years of age) 

 

Class Photo and Happy Hour 
*Optional 
4:00-5:00pm 

 

Join your fellow incoming transfer students for a celebratory drink to commemorate your first day as a Bulldog!  

 

Dinner *Optional 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your to phone with your green or gold ID, which serves as your meal card!

 

Bookstore Open House  
5:30-8:00pm  
Bookstore  

 

Come have some fun at the University Bookstore where there will be store discounts, raffles, games, and more! 

 

Magician 
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Memorial Chapel  

 

Help us to welcome magician Arthur Trace as he transports you to a mysterious world where masterful sleight of hand and imaginative plots are artfully intertwined. The result is a series of wondrous surprises guaranteed to tickle the mind, senses, and funny bone!

Friday, August 26th

*Note that at this point in time, participation is optional, however highly encouraged! 

 

Breakfast  
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card! 

 

Becoming a Bulldog Workshops
10:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.  & 2:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. 
Various Locations  
*Students choose workshop attendance  

 

Pick from a series of workshops to learn more about opportunities & resources available to you as a new Bulldog! Topics include Outdoor Programs/Intramurals/Club Sports, Native Student Programs, E-Sports, Community Service Learning, Academic Success and Accessibility, Campus Diversity and Inclusion, and Office of Career and Professional Development

 

Lunch  
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons 

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card!

 

Outdoor Programs Info Session  
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Outdoor Programs Shop (Currier Gym)

 

Are you interested in becoming a Trip Leader? Swing by the Outdoor Programs shop to hear about Apprenticeship, our leadership training program that prepares you to plan and lead your own wilderness trips with OP. We will have groovy music, good people, and great popsicles. See you there! 

 

Student Employment Information   
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Memorial Chapel 

 

Students who receive a work opportunity as part of their financial aid and are interested in working should attend one of the two (2) sessions. This workshop will tell you all you need to know about Student Employment opportunities. 

 

OL Group Meeting (M) 
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.   
*OL will assign location

 

Meet up with your Orientation Leader to learn about exciting involvement opportunities.  

 

Dinner  
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card! 

 

Summer Bash  
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Quad 

 

Cool down with your fellow Bulldogs and enjoy various water events and activities! 

Saturday, August 27th

 

 

Breakfast  
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card! 

 

Redlands Market  
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m . 
Hunsaker Plaza  

 

We are bringing the iconic Market Night to campus! Come meet local vendors and see all of the great items Redlands has to offer!  

 

Get Involved with ASUR 
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location TBD

 

Join current Associated Students of University of Redlands (ASUR) to learn about ways you can get involved in student government.  

 

Lunch  
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card! 

Bulldog Votes
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bulldog Room (2nd floor of Hunsaker)

 

Come meet the members of the student-run organization, Bulldog Votes! In this session, you’ll learn how to get involved within this organization and the local community.  

 

 

Pride Center Reception  
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Pride Center 

 

Come meet and mingle with fellow Bulldogs and learn more about the Pride Center in Hunsaker Center.  

 

OL Meeting (M) 
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
*OL will assign location

 

Meet your Orientation Leader for a check-in and important next steps for the first week of school.  

 

Dinner  
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card! 

 

Redlands Extravaganza  
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Quad 

 

 

Join the fun with all University of Redlands students with various festival games, activities, sweet treats, and more!

 

Sunday, August 28th

 

 

Breakfast  
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card!  

OL Group Meeting (M) 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
*OL will assign location 

 

 

Join your orientation group for your final meet-up of NSO week and learn how to stay in touch throughout your first year at Redlands.  

 

 

School of Business and Society Open House 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Come and learn about the School of Business’s 4+1 program. We'll answer all your questions and share opportunities that are coming up. 

 

Theatre & Dance Department Open House 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

 

Come see what the Department of Theatre and Dance is all about! Whether you plan on being a major, a minor, or just want to be involved - stop by and meet with current students and faculty. We'll answer all your questions and share opportunities to get involved. There may even be ice cream! 

 

Lunch  
11:30a.m. - 1:30a.m.  
The Table @ Irvine Commons 

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card!

 

Water Fight and Lawn  
12: 00 p.m. - 2: 00 p.m. 
South Quad 

 

Let loose and stay cool on the quad with some games and a big water fight! Be sure to bring your own towels or lawn blankets! 

 

Kickball Games 
12:00 p.m. - 2:00p.m.  
South Quad 

 

 

Join intramural sports for everyone’s favorite- kickball! Two teams, four bases, a big red ball and YOU! No signups necessary, come play!  

 

 

Game Lounge  
Hunsaker 2nd Floor 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

 

Come join us in Hunsaker Lounge for a relaxing time of low-key socializing! We’ll have video games, board games, and drawing supplies. Feel free to pop in and out throughout the day. 

 

Dinner  
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons 

 

 

Do not forget your Student ID (on your phone), which serves as your meal card!  

 

 

Pool Party Palooza  
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Thompson Aquatic Center 

 

Cool down orientation week by hanging out at the pool and playing water games before fall semester begins on Monday.  

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