First-year 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.

* All events marked with an "(M)" are mandatory for new students to participate 

Wednesday, August 24th

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

 

Find your way to your assigned residence hall about fifteen minutes before your move-in appointment. Residence Life staff will be there to greet you and issue your keys. Welcome Home! 

 

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

 

 *Check-in & NSO Welcome is Mandatory (M). Sessions are not by appointment- you choose which session to attend.  

 

Lunch on your own

 

Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Redlands or on campus at The Table in Irvine Commons (11am – 1:30pm) For some favorite local eateries, view the “Local Dining” section on the Redlands App. 

 

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

 

Explore your beautiful campus by joining 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.

 

Student Athlete Orientation (M)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Memorial Chapel

 

 

Join fellow Bulldog athletes to learn about important resources on campus for new student athletes. 

*Mandatory for student athletes only

 


Commuter Life 101  (M)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gregory 161

 

Calling all commuter students! Attend this session to learn about resources, on-campus commuter spaces, and meet other commuter students.

*Mandatory for commuter student only

 

Res Hall Welcome (M)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Resident Halls 

 

If you are living on campus, gather with your new neighbors in the lobby of your residence hall where you will meet your Residence Life and Housing staff and learn more about your new community.

*Mandatory for student living in the Residential Halls only

 

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

 

Johnston students will meet with their Orientation Leader and participate in various welcome activities.


*Mandatory only for those enrolled in the Johnston program only

 

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

 

Head to the Quad to meet your orientation leader (OL) and some of your peers. You will get to know each other, talk about the day, and maybe meet your new BFF!

 

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

 

Our campus food service provider, Harvest Table Culinary Group, extends a warm welcome to all new Bulldogs and their families with dinner on them! Come meet other Bulldog families, President Newkirk, and other campus leaders at this casual dinner. All new students, families, and guests are invited.  

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

 

 

Everyone is invited to President Newkirk’s inaugural new student event; the official induction of the Class of 2026. 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

 

Your journey as a Bulldog continues, but it is time for your parents and guests to say farewell for now. Get ready for some fun programs and activities as New Student Orientation continues.

 

Orientation Leader Check-In (M)
8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Various locations

 

Reconnect with your OL talk about tomorrow and then…. let the fun begin!

 

Playfair (M)
9:00 p.m.
Frosh Quad

 

Playfair is a high-spirited, high-energy event that allows new students to engage and laugh with one another as a large group, as well as in many quick-changing breakout groups.

Thursday, August 25th

 

New Student Sunrise &
Class Photo (M)
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Admin Steps 

 

Start the day with your new classmates watching the R on the mountain come into view as you embark on your first full day of being a Bulldog and celebrate the community you will be building! Coffee and pastries will be provided. This is the University’s newest tradition. Don’t miss it! 

 

Breakfast 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

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

NOTE: Meal plans will “go live” on August 27.

 

Peer Advisor Meet-Up(M)
8:00a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 
Hunsaker Plaza 

 

Meet up with your FYS Peer Advisor and head over to your FYS course meeting location.

 

First Year Seminar Course Meeting(M)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Various Locations

 

Students will find their FYS in the Hunsaker Plaza after breakfast, they will be in order by number, then their Peer Advisor will escort them to class. If you need to look up where your FYS is located see the "FYS Course List" tile on the "R" app.

 

Academic Orientations 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

 

We are dedicated to getting you ready for registration and to begin your academic journey, but we will ensure you'll be able to have lunch during these programs!

**Pre-Health/Pre-Med; Biology; Chemistry; Biochemistry; Physics; Engineering 3-2; Health, Medicine, Society; Computer Science; Mathematics

Orton Center 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

**Business Administration/Management

   Casa Loma room 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

**Teaching, K-12

   Hall of Letters 100, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

 

Bulldog Fun
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Various locations
*Optional

 

OLs will lead various activities for students that have completed all required components of academic registration. Check-in with your OL to learn more about these optional activities.

 

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

 

Don't forget your student ID found on the Redlands app. Be on the lookout for free popsicles from the Office of Career and Professional Development! 

 

Armacost Library Open House
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Armacost Library

 

Before or after registering for your classes, come upstairs to the Library to meet the resourceful and friendly librarians, get a tour, relax and cool off, find a new study spot AND be entered into an opportunity drawing!

 

Fall Advising and Registration (M)
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jones Computer Center
Naslund Lounge(1st Floor)
Armacost Building

 

 

Registration times are determined by the last digit of your student ID number, as listed below. Please come to your registration session five minutes early. Bring your Redlands ID and password. Your FYS Peer Advisor will be available to support you in Jones Computer Center.

 

Student ID Last Digit    Registration Time   

 12:00pm

 12:15pm

 12:30pm

 12:45pm

 1:00pm

 1:30pm

 2:00pm

 2:30pm

 3:30pm

 4:30pm

 

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

 

Meet up with your Orientation Leader and group for “Family Dinner.”Don't forget your student ID found on the Redlands app.

 

University Bookstore Open House
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Bookstore

 

Come have some fun at the University Bookstore where there will be store discounts, freebies, 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

 

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!

 

Community Education Session (M)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Various Locations
*Assigned by OL group numbers 

 

 

Foundations of Community: 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)

 

Bulldogs Consent - Equity & Title IX: Students will participate in an engaging conversation about our collective responsibilities under Title IX, how we define and gain consent, and how we engage and support healthy relationships in our community.

 

 

Student Employment Information
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Memorial Chapel
*Assigned by OL group numbers 

 

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

 

Becoming a Bulldog Workshops (M)
10:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. 
Various Locations 
*Students choose workshop attendance

 

Pick from any of the following 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 

11:00 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!

 

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! *OPTIONAL

 

 

Community Education Sessions (M)
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Various Locations
*Assigned by OL group numbers

 

 

Foundations of Community: 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)  

  

Bulldogs Consent - Equity & Title IX: Students will participate in an engaging conversation about our collective responsibilities under Title IX, how we define and gain consent, and how we engage and support healthy relationships in our community.   

 

 

Student Employment Information 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
*Assigned by OL group numbers

 

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.

 

Becoming a Bulldog Workshops (M)
2:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. 
Various Locations 
*Students choose workshop attendance

 

Pick from any of the following 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.

 

OL Group Meeting (M)
3:45p.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. - 6:45 p.m.
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't forget your student ID found on the Redlands app. 

 

Summer Bash 
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Chapel Steps

 

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

Saturday, August 27th

 

 

Brunch
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't 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 city of Redlands to your doorsteps. What better way to start off your day then to visit a Farmers Market. We present the iconic Redlands Market to campus and come meet local vendors. 

 

Get Involved with ASUR
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Bulldog Room (2nd floor of Hunsaker)

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

 

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. - 6:30 p.m.
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't 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

 

 

Brunch
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

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

 

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

 

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! 

 

School of Business & Society 4+1 Pathway Preview
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hall of Letters Rm 205

 

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. 

 

 

 

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!  

 

OL Group Meeting (M)
3:00p.m. - 4:00p.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.

 

 

Dinner 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Table @ Irvine Commons

 

Don't 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.

University Services:

 

Note: Resources Will Only Be Available on Wednesday, August 24th 2022

Bulldog Wifi

 

*Use this information to login to all devices

Username: first name_last name@redlands.edu (same as your university email)
Password: university email password 

 

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.

While masking is not currently mandated on our campuses, we encourage you to mask:

  • When returning from travel (for 5 days post-return);
  • After a known exposure to a positive case (even if you test negative);
  • After recovering from COVID and returning to a campus (up to 14 days from onset of symptoms)
  • When meeting with others in small spaces;
  • When in crowded public areas on our campuses;
  • When asked to mask by others who are concerned about their safety or that of others; and
  • Any situation not mentioned here that increases the risk of transmission.